Prof Peter Littlewood FRS
Director of Argonne National Laboratory
Member of Trinity College
Email: pbl21 @ cam.ac.uk
TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory
19 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 0HE UK.
Biography and Research Interests
Prof. Peter Littlewood currently holds a joint appointment as Professor at the Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, at the University of Chicago, and director of Argonne National Laboratory where he was the associate director for physical sciences and engineering until 2014. Prior to 2011, Prof. Littlewood led the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at Cambridge. Between 1997-2004 he headed the Theory of Condensed Matter group at the Cavendish Laboratory including a sabbatical leave in 2003-2004 as a Matthias Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Prior to joining Cambridge, Prof. Littlewood worked at Bell Laboratories from 1980 through 1997, where between 1992 and 1997 he headed the Theoretical Physics Research.
Prof. Littlewood holds a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) and a PhD in Physics, both from the University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, and an associate member The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).His research activities include the dynamics of collective transport (charge-density wave, Wigner crystal, vortex lattice); phenomenology and microscopic theory of superconductors, transition metal oxides, and other correlated electronic systems; and quantum optics in semiconductors. He also has interests in theoretical engineering, including holographic storage, optical fibers and devices, and materials for energy applications.
The Physics of Sustainability - a colloquium delivered to Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Applied Physics Colloquium on "Polariton Condensation and Dynamics" delivered at Harvard University
Double exchange alone does not explain the resistivity of La1-xSrxMnO3.
Physical Review Letters
- Phenomenology of the normal state of Cu-O high-temperature superconductors. Physical Review Letters 63 1996-1999 (1989)
- Bose-Einstein Condensation of exciton polaritons. Nature 443 409-414 (2006)
- Transformation of spin information into large electrical signals using carbon nanotubes. Nature 445 410-413 (2007)