- PhD in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (Expected in 2025)
- B.S. in Physics, Engineering Sciences (Electrical) (distinction in the major), Yale University, 2018
Honors & Awards
Amelio Endowment and the Weatherly Fund Graduate Student Travel Grant (Grantor: GaTech, $1000), 2022.
Bonnie B. and Charles K. Rice Jr. Fellowship (Grantor: GaTech, $2500), 2022.
Amelio Endowment and the Weatherly Fund Graduate Student Travel Grant (Grantor: GaTech, $500), 2022.
Theoretical condensed matter physics:
Low-dimensional quantum systems, spin dynamics of strongly correlated electronic systems, topological and entangled phases of matter in model systems (frustrated quantum magnets, ultracold atoms and molecules, topological semimetals, etc.)
Aaron Sokolik, Sami Hakani, Susmita Roy, Nicholas Pellatz, Hengdi Zhao, Gang Cao, Itamar Kimchi, and Dmitry Reznik. Spinons and damped phonons in the spin-1/2 quantum liquid Ba4Ir3O10 observed by Raman scattering. Phys. Rev. B, 106:075108, Aug 2022.
Yu Zhang, Yifei Ni, Hengdi Zhao, Sami Hakani, Feng Ye, Lance DeLong, Itamar Kimchi, Gang Cao. Control of chiral orbital currents in a colossal magnetoresistance material. doi:10.48550/arxiv.2209.08672, Sep 2022.
Sami Hakani, Itamar Kimchi. Beyond Hamiltonian topology in linear response theories. (in preparation). 2022.
Talks & Presentations
"Optical Signatures for Fractional Excitations in Quantum Liquid Candidate Ba4Ir3O10." Georgia Tech Quantum Alliance Workshop 2022. Atlanta, GA.
“Raman response via 4-spinon continuum in spin-1/2 quantum liquid Ba4Ir3O10.” American Physical Society March Meeting 2022. Chicago, IL.
"Spinons and damped phonons in spin-1/2 quantum-liquid Ba4Ir3O10 observed by Raman scattering." MagLab Winter Theory School, 2022. Virtual / Tallahassee, FL.
Memberships & Committees
American Physical Society