University of Waterloo

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

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Professor; Associate Graduate Officer

Dr. Burkov is a theoretical condensed matter physicist, currently focusing on the effects of nontrivial electronic structure topology and electron-electron interactions on experimentally observable properties of quantum materials. His recent work includes pioneering studies of topological Weyl, Dirac and nodal line semimetals, topological insulators and superconductors, and quantum spin liquids. Dr. Burkov’s work has strong connections to other fields of physics, in particular to elementary particle physics and quantum computing.

**Contact information**

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Phone: 519 888-4567 ext. 36901

Email: aburkov@uwaterloo.ca

Website: www.science.uwaterloo.ca/~

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- Strongly correlated many-particle physics
- Spintronics
- Topological insulators
- Weyl semimetals

Dr. Burkov's research program at UW has been focused in two distinct directions: strong-correlation and nonequilibrium phenomena in cold atomic gases; and topologically-ordered states of matter, including the recently discovered time-reversal invariant topological insulators.

The recent theoretical and experimental discovery of a new solid state of matter, Topological Insulator (TI), is the most exciting event in Condensed Matter Physics in the last two decades. It was ranked by the Science Magazine as one of the top ten breakthroughs in all sciences in the year 2007. His group’s research is increasingly focused in this rapidly developing new area and Burkov is currently the only UW faculty member, actively working in this field.

- PHYS335, Condensed Matter Physics
- PHYS434, Quantum Physics 3
- PHYS435, Current Topics in Condensed Matter Physics
- PHYS704 Statistical Physics 1
- PHYS705 Statistical Physics 2

Burkov, A.A., Fractional quantum Hall effect and featureless Mott insulators. Physical Review B (12), **volume 81**, pp. 125111-1-125111-7.

Burkov, A.A., Balents, L., Weyl Semimetal in a Topological Insulator Multilayer. Publication name (12) **volume 107**, pp. 127205-1-127205-4.

Burkov, A.A., Hawthorn, D.G. Spin Charge Transport on the Surface of a Topological Insulator. Physical Review Letters (6), **volume 105** pp. 066802-1-066802-4.

Burkov, A.A. Stability of Superflow for Ultracold Fermions in Optical Lattices. Physical Review Letters (25) **volume 100**, pp. 255301-1-255301-4.

Please see Google scholar for a complete list of Dr. Burkov's publications.

- 2005, Caltech Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology

- Affiliate Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

- 2013-present American Physical Society, Member
- 2013-2017 NSF National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Renewal, Member of the review panel

2002 PhD Condensed Matter Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.

1999 MSc Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

1996 Diploma Solid State Physics, Saint-Petersburg State Technical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215

Fax: (519) 746-8115

University of Waterloo

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