Peter P Orth

Assistant Professor

Short Bio

  • 2016 - present: Assistant Professor at Iowa State University
  • 2015 - 2016: NSF MRSEC Postdoc at University of Minnesota with Prof. Rafael Fernandes
  • 2012 - 2015: Head of independent Young Investigator Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • 2011 - 2015: Postdoc at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with Prof. Joerg Schmalian
  • 2011: Ph.D. at Yale University, advisor Prof. Karyn Le Hur. Title "Dissipative dynamics and novel quantum phases in strongly correlated cold-atom mixtures"
  • 2007: Diploma in Physics and Otto-Haxel Prize for Best Diploma at Heidelberg University, Germany. Title "Negative Refraction in dense atomic gases"

Summary of Research Interests

  • strongly correlated quantum materials
  • non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems
  • competing interactions in magnetic and superconducting systems
  • interacting topological phases and graphene.


A complete list of my publications can be found on arXiv, Google Scholar or ResearcherID.

Selected Recent Publications and Preprints:

Area of Expertise: 
Condensed matter theory
Ph.D., Yale University, 2011
Diploma in Physics, Universität Heidelberg, Germany, 2007
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