Dr Matthew Wampler
Matthew is a Research Associate in the Department of Physics working in the team of Professor Nigel Cooper. He earned his PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Virginia in Spring of 2023 under advisor Professor Israel Klich. His research focuses on leveraging new experimental platforms which allow for the control of materials at the atom-by-atom level in order to induce novel emergent phenomena and phases of matter. More specifically, his recent interests have been in non-equilibrium quantum phases and phenomena – including Floquet topological systems and measurement-induced dynamics – with related interests surrounding thermalization in such systems (for example, the emergence of Hilbert Space Fragmentation and Many-body Localization).
Outside of physics, Matthew enjoys climbing, skiing, and generally staying active. During his PhD years, he also enjoyed gigging as a wedding musician, choral accompanist, and solo jazz and classical pianist.