Peter Schiffer

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Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics
2 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06510
+1 (203) 4322647
Biographical Sketch: 


Professor of Applied Physics & Physics


Novel magnetic materials are important technologically and also provide excellent model systems in which to explore new physics. Recent research topics under study by Professor Schiffer’s group include geometrically frustrated magnets, in which the spins enter cooperative spin liquid and spin ice phases at low temperatures; exotic oxides that display both magnetic and electronic order; and frustrated lattices of interacting ferromagnetic nanostructures known as artificial spin ice, in which exotic cooperative behavior can be both designed and directly observed.

Awards & Honors: 

  • Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Teaching Excellence, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University
  • Faculty Scholar Medal in the Physical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Army Research Office
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 

Representative Publications: 


Ph.D. 1993, Stanford