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Condensed Matter Physics Scientist Joins MSU

Mohammad Maghrebi

Mohammad Maghrebi joined MSU in January 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Maghrebi specializes in quantum many-body systems and quantum phases of matter. His appointment is part of the Global Impact Initiative.

Maghrebi’s research focus is quantum many-body systems, particularly those many-body systems that are driven away from equilibrium. Other areas of interest are driven-dissipative systems, closed driven (Floquet) systems, quantum Brownian motion due to quantum rather than thermal kicks, finding analog condensed matter systems emulating the physics of black holes and the early universe, finding patterns of entanglement in many-body systems, and the consequences of non-locality in quantum many-body systems with long-range interactions.

Before coming to MSU, Maghrebi was a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Quantum Institute, affiliated with the University of Maryland’s Department of Physics.

Research Interests: Non-equilibrium many-body physics in driven and/or dissipative systems, entanglement in quantum many-body systems, fluctuation-induced phenomena and quantum Brownian motion.

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), physics (2013)

Publications & Papers:

“Nonequilibrium many-body steady states via Keldysh formalism”, MF Maghrebi, AV Gorshkov, Physical Review B 93 (1), 014307 [2016]

“Flight of a heavy particle nonlinearly coupled to a quantum bath”, Mohammad F. Maghrebi, Matthias Krüger, and Mehran Kardar, Phys. Rev. B 93, 014309 [2016]

“Entanglement Entropy of Dispersive Media from Thermodynamic Entropy in One Higher Dimension”, M. F. Maghrebi and M. T. H. Reid, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 151602 [2015]

Contact: maghrebi@pa.msu.edu

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