Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Emeritus Matthews Distinguished University Professor
DSc National University of Mexico, 1976

Research Summary:

Professor José’s research intends to shed light on the multiple transformations of order in condensed matter physics, focusing on the physics of phase transformations dominated by thermal and quantum mechanical effects. Superconductivity at high temperatures and superfluidity at low temperatures are specific problems of interest. His research relies on analytic techniques as well as use of large scale numerical simulations carried out in state-of-the-art serial and parallel computers to study the properties of homogeneous, inhomogeneous, and artificially fabricated superconducting systems. His work is motivated by experimental findings and, in turn, has led to predictions that have been tested experimentally.

Recent Publications:

Biophysical Model of self-organized spindle formation patterns without centrosomes and kinetochores (with S. Schaffner) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, Volume 103, Number 30, pp.11166-11171 (2006)

Locomotor Network Modeling Based on Identified Zebrafish Neurons (with D. Knudsen, S. Hill, M. McElligott, J. Arsenault, and D. OMalley). J. Neurocomputing 69 (2006) 1169-1174.

Stimulus Competition in Attention: A neural Model of Visual Cortex Area V4. (With E. Hugues, International Journal of Modern Physics B (2007) In press.

J.V. José, and E. Saletan,”Classical Mechanics: A Contemporary Approach”, Cambridge University Press, September 1998. Third Edition, 2002.

A. Gongora-T, J.V. José, and S. Schaffner, “Classical solutions of an electron in magnetized wedge billiards,” Physical Review E66, 047201 (2002).