Professor Viktor Tsepelin

Professor in Condensed Matter Physics

Research Interests

As a low temperature physicist, I investigate properties of matter in the vicinity of absolute zero. By cooling material down, the thermal motion of atoms and electrons is arrested, revealing the subtle nature of quantum mechanics and associated effects which are hidden at room temperature. Matter at low temperatures allows us to model and to understand complex and sometimes unsolvable physical problems ranging from classical systems to cosmology. Throughout my career I was using quantum systems as a route to the classical world.

My current research directions include investigating pure quantum turbulence in superfluids, building and cooling detectors based on micro and nano-electromechanical systems, developing a compact refrigerator for quantum computing platforms, and looking for dark matter using properties of superfluid He3.