Sami Hakani
Graduate Student
  • B.S. in Physics, Engineering Sciences (Electrical) (distinction in the major), Yale University, 2018
  • PhD in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (Expected in 2025)
Research Interests

Theoretical condensed matter physics:

Low-dimensional quantum systems, frustrated magnetism, Raman spectroscopy, inelastic neutron scattering

Honors and Awards:

Amelio Endowment and the Weatherly Fund - Graduate Student Travel Awards. Grantor: Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022. 

  1. 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.

  2. Y. Zhang, Y. Ni, H. Zhao, S. Hakani, F. Ye, L. E. De Long, I. Kimchi, and G. Cao, "Bistable switching and colossal magnetoresistance via chiral orbital currents in Mn3Si2Te6." Under review in Nature (2022).

Memberships and Committees:

American Physical Society


"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.