David W. Snoke
Professor of Physics
3941 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006, with the citation "For his pioneering work on the experimental and theoretical understanding of dynamical optical processes in semiconductor systems."
There are many different goals in semiconductor physics. Some researchers aim at making new devices, and some aim at materials characterization. In our group we look at semiconductor structures as test beds for principles of fundamental physics. The quality of materials has improved over the past decades to the point that we can look at nearly "perfect" structures to understand basic concepts such as two-dimensional physics, the conductor-insulator phase transition, quantum phase transitions such as Bose-Einstein condensation, renormalized mass and energy of particles, nonequilibrium dynamics, dephasing, and control of quantum coherence.