Gia-Wei Chern

Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of University of Virginia.  

Department of Physics
University of Virginia
382 McCormick Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office: Physics Building, Rm 310C
Phone: 434-924-4276

I am also affiliated with the Center for Computational Design of Functional Strongly Correlated Materials at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Before joining UVa, I was a J. R. Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I was a member of Theoretical Division (T-4) and Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS).

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Research Interests:
  • Frustrated interactions in p-band optical lattices.
  • Itinerant electrons in frustrated magnets.
  • Order by disorder and Novel phases in highly frustrated magnets.
  • Physics of strong spin-orbit coupling.
  • Magnetic ordering in frustrated spin systems.
  • Topological spin-orbital models.
  • One-dimensional spin-orbital chains.
  • Topological defects and Domain-wall dynamics in nanomagnetism.
  • Ultrafast optics, Fiber optics, and Photonics.

Last modified: Sep. 2015