Mesoscopic Systems and Topological Phases of Matter
Prof. Eran Sela works on topological states in condensed matter with non-Abelian excitations, analysis of quantum transport experiments in low dimensional systems such as quantum wires and quantum dots where novel non-Abelian excitations of Majorana type have been detected, and physical measurements of quantum entanglement in cold atom systems and in futuristic quantum computers. These activities span a large number of works with M.Sc and Ph.D students, postdocs, and multiple collaborations with researchers from TAU and other institutions in Israel and abroad.
Research achievements include: developments of new theoretical approaches to topological states and spin-liquids, realizations of fractional quantum Hall physics in one-dimensional systems, primarily cold atomic lattices and semi-conductor wires, and Majorana fermions in closed cold atom lattices; In the field of quantum transport he predicted novel signatures in transport of such interacting wires with spin-orbit coupling and proposed realistic quantum computing schemes based on the surface-code.
Future directions include: measurements of quantum entanglement in condensed matter systems and quantum computers, and demonstrating its relation with topological order and non-Abelian anyons, as well as non-Fermi liquid Kondo physics.