Chalkboard with research


In addition to supporting the faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students involved in this research at the Institute, FTPI also hosts short-term and long-term visitors and organizes workshops on topics of acute interest in the major areas of study.

High Energy Theory and Particle Astrophysics

The High Energy Theory Group focuses on understanding the fundamental forces of nature and cosmology. The unification of the electromagnetic and weak nuclear force is well understood and is continually being tested experimentally. Among the objectives of the group in Minnesota is to push our understanding beyond the Standard Model of electroweak interactions. The strong nuclear force is inherently more complicated and understanding the nature of strongly interacting systems  is another major objective of the group.

Condensed Matter Theory

The Condensed Matter Theory Group strives to understand how the microscopic behavior of a very large number of atoms or molecules is related to the macroscopic properties of solids and liquids. While this certainly applies to objects common in our daily lives, such as kitchen salt or water, we are also interested in quantum versions of solids, liquids, and gases.

Selected Publications




Higgsino Dark Matter in Pure Gravity Mediated Supersymmetry

J. L. Evans, K. A.Olive

Phys. Rev. D 106 (2022)

Standard Model Prediction for Paramagnetic Electric Dipole Moments

Y. Ema, T. Gao, M. Pospelov

Phys. Rev. Lett. 129 (2022)

Gravitational Portals with Non-Mimimal Couplings

S. Clery, Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olive, A. Shkerin, S. Verner

Phys. Rev. D 105 (2022)

Enhanced EDMs from Small Instantons

R. S. Bedi, T. Gherghetta, M. Pospelov

Phys. Rev. D 106 (2022)

Improved indirect limits on charm and bottom quark EDMs

Y. Ema, T. Gao, M. Pospelov

JHEP 07 (2022)

Probing Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Limits from BBN and the CMB Independently and Combined

T.-H. Yeh, J. Shelton, K. A. Olive, B. D. Fields

JCAP 10 (2022)

Reevaluation of heavy-fermion-induced electron EDM at three loops

Y. Ema, T. Gao, M. Pospelov

Phys. Lett. B (2022)

Post-Inflationary Dark Matter Bremsstrahlung

Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olive, and J. Zheng

JCAP 10 (2022)

Accelerating Earth-bound dark matter D. McKeen, M. Moore, D. Morrissey, M. Pospelov, H. Ramani Phys. Rev. D 106 (2022)
Scattering mechanisms in state-of-the-art GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells Y. Huang, B. I. Shklovskii, M. A. Zudov Phys. Rev. Materials 6 (2022)
Plasmons in semiconductor and topological insulator wires with large dielectric constant Y. Huang, C.-H. Sheu, B. I. Shklovskii Low Temp. Phys. 48 (2022)
Conductivity of two-dimensional small gap semiconductors and topological insulators in strong Coulomb disorder Y. Huang, B. Skinner, B. I. Shklovskii J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 135 (2022)
Disordered Graphene Ribbons as Topological Multicritical Systems S. Kasturirangan, A. Kamenev, F. J. Burnell Phys. Rev. B 106 (2022)
Two parameter scaling in the crossover from symmetry class BDI to AI S. Kasturirangan, A. Kamenev, F. J. Burnell Phys. Rev. B 105 (2022)
Superconductivity out of a non-Fermi liquid: Free energy analysis S.-S. Zhang, Y.-M. Wu, A. Abanov, A. V. Chubukov Phys. Rev. B 106 (2022)
Twists and turns of superconductivity from a repulsive dynamical interaction D. Pimenov and A. V. Chubukov Annals of Physics (2022)
Cascade of transitions in twisted and non-twisted graphene layers within the van Hove scenario D. V. Chichinadze, L. Classen, Y. Wang, A. V. Chubukov npj Quantum Mater. 7 (2022)
Odd-frequency pairing and time-reversal symmetry breaking for repulsive interactions D. Pimenov and A. V. Chubukov Phys. Rev. B 106 (2022)
Odd frequency pairing in a quantum critical metal Y.-M. Wu, S.-S. Zhang, A. Abanov, A. V. Chubukov Phys. Rev. B 106 (2022)