Demar to host Prof. Milton Torikachvili

Posted in 12/12/2019

Prof. Milton Torikachvili
Prof. Milton Torikachvili

Demar is receiving, for a period of four months, Prof. Dr. Milton Torikachvili, from San Diego State University (SDSU). Professor Torikachvili specializes in the so-called Extreme Physics, which consists in studying the physical properties of superconducting and magnetic materials subjected to extremely high pressures.

Torikachvili will conduct research with the group of new superconducting materials coordinated by Prof. Dr. Antonio Jefferson da Silva Machado. In this project, topological superconductors discovered in Lorena will be evaluated for their properties in very high pressure regimes above 10 GPa. (Fapesp 2019 / 17878-5). The visiting researcher has an h-index of 37 with more than 150 papers published in extremely important journals in the field of Condensed Matter Physics. “Torikachvili will certainly make a huge contribution to the group” says Prof. Jefferson Machado.

The researcher did his master’s and doctorate at Unicamp under the guidance of in the period between 1979 and 1981. His Post-Doctorate was held at the University of California at San Diego UCSD (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Brian Maple) where he worked as a researcher until 1987. In 1987 Prof. Milton took up a teaching position at San Diego State University SDSU, where he remains to this day.