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Zachary M. Raines

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University

Biography

I am a Postdoctoral Associate in Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale university under the Yale Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Interests

  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Superconductivity
  • Non-equilibrium systems
  • Light-matter hybridization
  • Weyl semimetals

Education

  • PhD in Physics, 2019

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • BA in Physics, 2011

    Boston University

Projects

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Competing orders in cuprates

Investigation of the interplay between superconductivity and charge ordered phases in the cuprate family of high $T_c$ superconductors.

Properties of superconductors coupled to photonic cavities

We study the phenomena which can arise when cavity photons are strongly coupled to superconductors.

Teaching

I have been a teaching assistant in both lab and discussion sections in the courses

  • Physics 122: Fundamentals of Physics II
  • Physics 260: Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity & Magnetism

at the University of Maryland, College Park.

I also have been a TA in the online Coursera course Exploring Quantum Physics.

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