A conducting crystal is being shone with a laser beam. Does the crystal become insulating? This question has far-reaching consequences in both optics and quantum physics. The project will attempt to answer this question via a numerical study of effective ordinary differential equations (ODE) and if time permits, through the numerical study of the underlying Schrodinger equation and/or the analytic study of these ODEs.
Name of Direct Supervisor: Amir Sagiv
Position Dates: 6/1/2020 - 8/31/2020
Hours: 35 hours/week
Qualifications: Coding (Matlab/Python), ODEs, Numerical Analysis (or an equivalent), and some familiarity with plane-wave/Fourier transform. Physics background is a plus, but not required.
Eligibility: SEAS only