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Dr. Antonio M Garcia-Garcia

Dr. Antonio M Garcia-Garcia

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship

Theory of Condensed Matter Group
Room 540A, Mott Building
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337258


Antonio M. Garcia-Garcia joined the Cavendish Laboratory in 2011 as an EPSRC career acceleration fellow. Previously he held appointments in Lisbon University, Paris University and Princeton University (2004-2009).  His research group, two PhD and two postdocs, is currently supported by the European Commission, EPSRC and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia grants. His research record includes over 50 publications on mesoscopic physics, superconductivity, quantum chromodynamics, holographic dualities and far from equilibrium dynamics. More recently his research is focused on materials design and low dimensional superconductivity.

Research Interests

I am theoretical physicist with research interests ranging from materials design to far-from equilibrium dynamics and AdS/CFT techniques in condensed matter physics. My current research is focused on optimization of materials properties, like superconductivity, by different tools including nano-engineering design and the identification of novel phases of quantum matter at and out of equilibrium. This research involves several interdisciplinary collaborations with leading experts in high energy, cold atom physics, materials and nano science.

Key Publications

'Enhancing bulk superconductivity by engineering granular materials'  J. Mayoh, A. M. García-García, arXiv:1311.0295

'Combined effect of thermal and quantum fluctuations in superconducting nanostructures: a path integral approach'  P. Ribeiro, A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 097004 (2012).

'Quantum Quenches in Disordered Systems: Approach to Thermal Equilibrium  without a Typical Relaxation Time'  E. Khatami, A. Relaño, M. Rigol, A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. E 85, 050102 (2012)

'Observation of shell effects in superconducting nanoparticles of Sn'  S. Bose, A. M. Garcia-Garcia, Miguel M. Ugeda, J. D. Urbina, C. H. Michaelis, I. Brihuega   and K. Kern, Nature Materials, 9, 550 (2010).

'A holographic approach to phase transitions'  S. Franco, A. M. García-García, D. Rodriguez, Phys. Rev. D 81, 041901 (2010) (Rapid  Comm.)

'A semiclassical theory of the Anderson transition'  A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 076404 (2008).

'Chiral phase transition in QCD as a metal insulator transition'  A. M. García-García, J. Osborn, Phys. Rev. D 75, 034503 (2007).

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