Dimitri Basov, Department of Physics, UCSD
Dr. Basov is a Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego. Currently, his research group is in transition to Columbia. He is an expert in infrared and optical spectroscopy of quantum materials. Recently, his team has advanced infrared methods to ultra-fast time scales and ultra-short length scales. He has made contributions to the field of correlated electron materials by exploring the electronic phase separation associated with the insulator-to-metal transition in prototypical correlated electron materials. His recent work on infrared nano-imaging has led to the discovery of propagating surface plasmons and phonon polaritons in two dimensional atomic crystals; a novel class of quantum materials. Dr. Basov has won numerous awards, including an Isakson Prize from the American Physical Society, the Humboldt Prize, and the Ludwig Genzel Prize. He is the Moore Investigator in Quantum Materials (2014).