University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign · Department of Physics

Eduardo Fradkin

Professor of Physics


Condensed Matter Physics, Disordered and Strongly Correlated Systems, Quantum Hall Effects, Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter.


Licenciado (M.Sc.) Physics 1973, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; PhD Physics 1979, Stanford University, Stanford CA, USA
Prof. Fradkin
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2119 ESB, MC-704, 1110 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801-3080
Phone 217-333-4409 / Fax 217-244-7704

My Publications List, (pdf file)

My Publications in the Archive,

My CV, (pdf file)

Graduate students, Postdocs and Visiting Scientists currently in my group

Former graduate students
Former Postdocs

Recent publications

Physics and Mate

Pictures with some colleagues

Recent Talks

How to detect fluctuating order in High temperature Superconductors (pdf file)

The Physics of Liquid Crystalline Phases in High temperature Superconductors (pdf file)

For an audiovisual talk given at the Conference on Glassy States of Matter and Non-Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, click here

Conformal Quantum Criticality, Order and Deconfinement in Quantum Dimer Models (pdf file)

Talk given at the Program on Exotic Order and Criticality in Quantum Matter at the Kavli Insitute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB (June 2004), and Brookhaven National Laboratory International Workshop on Frustrated Magnetism, Montauk, NY (9/16/2004)

Realizing Non-Abelian Fractional Statistics in Time Reversal Invariant Systems (pdf file)

How optimal inhomogeneity produces high temperature superconductivity (pdf file) Talk at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, April 2007.

Entanglement Entropy at 2D quantum critical points, topological fluids and Chern-Simons theories (pdf file) Talk given at the Florence Conference on Exact Results in low-Dimensional Quantum Systems, Florence (Italy), September 2008

The Role of Charge Order in the Mechanism of High Temperature Superconductivity (pdf file) Talk given at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2008.

Can you hear the shape of Schrödinger's cat? Movie file of the Blackboard Talk given at KITP UCSB, April 2008

(pdf file) expanded version of this talk that I gave as a Colloquium at the University of Illinois on December 4, 2008

The remarkable Superconducting Stripe Phase of La2-xBaxCuO4 near x=1/8 (pdf file) Talk at Harvard University, April 2009

Les Houches Lectures on Electronic Liquid Crystal Phases in Strongly Correlated Systems (pdf file) Lectures given at the Les Houches Summer School on "Modern Theories of Strongly Correlated Systems", Les Houches, France, May 2009

Electronic Liquid Crystal Phases in Strongly Correlated Systems (pdf file) Invited talk at the 2011 Aspen Winter Conference "Materials and the Imagination", Aspen Center of Physics (Aspen, CO), January 4-8, 2011.

Entanglement and Quantum Noise: Is it possible to measure entangelement entropies? (pdf file) Colloquium at the Perimeter Institute (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), April 2011.

Intertwined orders in high temperature superconductors (pdf file) Seminar at Cornell University, April 2012.

Dynamical Stability of the Quantum Lifshitz Model in 2+1 Dimensions (pdf file), Invited talk at the Workshop "Quantum Systems in and out of Equilibrium", The Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (Florence, Italy), May 21-25, 2012.

Courses that I taught recently:

Physics 414-415: Classical and Continuum Mechanics (Spring 2001)

Physics 483: General Field Theory (Fall 1999 and Fall 2003)

Physics 485: Advanced Field Theory (Spring 2000 and Spring 2004)

Physics 498SCS: The Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems (Fall 2000)

Physics 504: Statistical Mechanics (Fall 2001, Spring 2013)

Physics 561: Condensed Matter Physics II (Fall 2009, Fall 2015)

Physics 580: Quantum Mechanics I (Fall 2006)

Physics 581: Quantum Mechanics II (Spring 2007)

Physics 582: General Field Theory (Fall 2005, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2016)

Physics 583: Advanced Field Theory (Spring 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2017)

Physics 598: Topological Phases in Condensed Matter (Spring 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2016)

My research is supported in part by the National Science Foundation through the grant NSF DMR 1408713, by the Department of Energy, and by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Last updated 10/31/2016