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Dr. Gunnar Möller

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fellow, Trinity Hall

Theory of Condensed Matter Group
Room 520, Mott Building
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337461


Gunnar Möller received his Master degree at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, and obtained a Ph.D. (Docteur en Sciences) from the Université de Paris XI in 2006. He joined the Theory of Condensed Matter group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. Nigel Cooper, and has held principal investigator positions in the department since 2008, including a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity Hall (2008), and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2011). He currently holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2013).

Research Interests

Gunnar's research probes how collective effects emerge from interactions in many-body quantum systems. In particular, Gunnar has been interested in topological phases such as p-wave superfluids or two-dimensional electron gases in the fractional quantum Hall regime. He has also explored a range of new strongly interacting quantum systems that can be created in cold atomic gases, particularly by inducing synthetic magnetic fields. 

Key Publications

T. Scaffidi & G. Möller, "Adiabatic Continuation of Fractional Chern Insulators to Fractional Quantum Hall States", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246805 (2012).

G. Möller & N. R. Cooper, "Correlated Phases of Bosons in the Flat Lowest Band of the Dice Lattice", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 045306 (2012).

G. Möller, A. Wójs & N. R. Cooper, "Neutral Fermion Excitations in the Moore-Read State at Filling Factor ν=5/2", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 036803 (2011).

G. Möller & Cooper, N. R., " Composite Fermion Theory for Bosonic Quantum Hall States on Lattices", Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 105303 (2009).

G. Möller & S. H. Simon, "Paired composite-fermion wave functions", Phys. Rev. B 77, 75319 (2008).

G. Möller & R. Moessner, "Artificial Square Ice and Related Dipolar Nanoarrays", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 237202 (2006).


Complete list of  Publications