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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


  • 2017 - date: University Lecturer, then Reader, Department of Physics & DAMTP
  • 2013 - 2017: Birmingham Fellow, then Reader, University of Birmingham
  • 2013 - 2018: Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • 2010 - 2013: Postdoc, then Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2008 - 2010: Postdoc, Lorentz Institute, Leiden University


Benjamin Béri studies novel forms and properties of quantum matter, mostly in the realm of condensed matter physics. His current research focuses on topological phases, with interests that include using many-body theory to devise schemes for creating and detecting such phases in experiments, and exploring their quantum information related features both for fundamental characterisation and information processing applications.


Key publications: 
  • V. Motamarri, C. K. McLauchlan, and B. Béri, SymTFT out of equilibrium: from time crystals to braided drives and Floquet codes", arXiv:2312.17176
  • M. A. Bejan, C. K. McLauchlan, and B. Béri, Dynamical magic transitions in monitored Clifford+T circuits", arXiv:2312.00132
  • J. Behrends, F. Venn, and B. Béri, Surface codes, quantum circuits, and entanglement phases", arXiv:2212.08084
  • F. Venn, J. Behrends, and B. Béri, Coherent error threshold for surface codes from Majorana delocalization", Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 060603 (2023)
  • C. K. McLauchlan and B. Béri, Fermion-Parity-Based Computation and its Majorana-Zero-Mode Implementation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 180504 (2022)
  • J. Behrends and B. Béri, Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev circuits for braiding and charging Majorana zero modes", Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 106805 (2022)
  • R. A. Santos and B. Béri, Strong zero modes from geometric chirality in quasi-one-dimensional Mott insulators", Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 207201 (2020)
  • T. B. Wahl and B. Béri, Local integrals of motion for topologically ordered many-body localized systems", Phys. Rev. Research 2, 033099 (2020)
  • J. Behrends and B. Béri, Supersymmetry in the nonsupersymmetric Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model", Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 236804 (2020)
  • R. A. Santos and B. Béri, “Fractional topological insulator precursors in spin-orbit fermion ladders", Phys. Rev. B 100, 235122 (2019) [Editors' Suggestion]
  • B. Béri, “Exact nonequilibrium transport in the topological Kondo effect", Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 027701 (2017)
  • B. Béri, “Majorana-Klein hybridization in topological superconductor junctions”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 216803 (2013)
  • B. Béri and N. R. Cooper, “Topological Kondo effect with Majorana fermions”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 156803 (2012)
  • B. Béri and N. R. Cooper, “Z2 Topological Insulators in Ultracold Atomic Gases”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 145301 (2011)
  • B. Béri and N. R. Cooper, “Local tensor network for strongly correlated projective states”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156401 (2011)
  • I. Serban, B. Béri, A. R. Akhmerov, and C. W. J. Beenakker, “Domain wall in a chiral p-wave superconductor: a pathway for electrical current”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 147001 (2010)
  • B. Béri, “Topologically stable gapless phases of time-reversal invariant superconductors”, Phys. Rev. B 81, 134515 (2010)
Professor of Theoretical Physics

Contact Details

Email address: 
Room 540a, Mott Building
Department of Physics
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue
+44 (0)1223 337258


Person keywords: 
Quantum Devices and Measurements
Theoretical and Computational Physics
Quantum Information
Emergent Quantum Phenomena