Condensed Matter

The challenge of condensed matter physics can be summed up in a single observation: the behaviour of a system with many particles can be very different from that of the particles that make it up. Condensed matter physicists are those who study these many-body systems, especially those that are in a condensed state. At Perimeter, these researchers tackle such fundamental issues as the nature of magnets or the difference between conductors and insulators, as well as cutting-edge questions such as whether we can describe gravity as a property of a material, or tailor an exotic form of quantum matter for use inside quantum computers.

Condensed matter physics studies systems of very large numbers of particles in a condensed state, like solids or liquids.