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:
  • Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD) for strongly correlated electron materials, Gutzwiller QMD method.

  • Space-Time approach to equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated systems.

  • Itinerant or metallic frustrated magnets: Spin-density waves, Double-exchange, and Kondo-lattice models.

  • Highly frustrated magnets: Geometrical frustration, Spin ices, Order by disorder, and Novel magnetic orders.

  • Physics of strong spin-orbit coupling: Frustrated spin-orbital model, Quantum compass, and Kitaev models.

  • Dynamics and Disorder in topological insulators and topological materials.

  • Topological defects and Domain-wall dynamics in nanomagnetism.

  • Ultrafast optics, Fiber optics, and Photonics.

Last modified: Oct. 2017