Andrei Bernevig

2012 Regional Award Winner — Faculty

Current Position:
Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics

Princeton University

Condensed Matter Physics


Andrei Bernevig received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2006 on the Quantum Spin Hall effect. He performed his post-doctoral research at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science before joining the Princeton faculty in September 2009.  Dr. Bernevig currently works on high-temperature superconductivity in the iron-based superconductors, which have broken the monopoly of cuprates on high-temperature superconductors. Along with collaborators, he has predicted the pairing symmetry in these materials to be a novel-type of s-wave. His work has developed a functional renormalization group treatment of the asymmetry of the s-wave gap predicted in the iron-based superconductors. He also works on different theories of topological order, topological superconductors and topological insulators as well as Weyl semimetals.