Peter Nordlander's group investigates non-equilibrium processes in mesoscopic systems and on surfaces. The focus of the research is on many-electron effects. Recent projects includes the investigation of transient transport phenomena in the single electron transistor, the dynamics of the Kondo state formed in a quantum dot interacting with metallic leads, the dynamics of electron relaxation in nanoparticles, and the dynamics of charge transfer in atom-surface scattering.
Qimiao Si specializes in the theory of strongly correlated electron systems, with a particular emphasis on non-Fermi liquid behavior. On-going projects include experimental manifestations of spin-charge separation in high temperature superconductors, quantum phase transitions in Kondo systems, and metal-insulator transitions in disordered solids.