William Berdanier 
wberdanier at berkeley dot edu
523 Birge Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Welcome! I am currently an NDSEG and Hellman Graduate Fellow in the Physics department at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Condensed Matter Theory Center. My thesis adviser is Joel Moore. Prior to this I spent two years studying Part III Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and Philosophy of Physics at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. I completed undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin as part of the Dean's Scholars Honors Program.

My main interests are in emergent phenomena in strongly correlated electronic systems; so far I have worked on topological states of matter, quantum criticality (conformal field theory) and the non-equilibrium dynamics of periodically driven Floquet systems. 

Outside of physics, my hobbies include playing the violin, scuba diving and backpacking.

University of California, Berkeley, 2015 - present
    PhD Physics
    Advisor: Joel Moore

University of Oxford, 2014 - 2015
    MSt Philosophy of Physics

University of Cambridge, 2013 - 2014
    MASt Mathematics (Part III)

University of Texas at Austin, 2009 - 2013
    BS Physics, BS Mathematics

3. W. Berdanier, M. Kolodrubetz, S. Parameswaran and R. Vasseur. "Floquet Quantum Criticality." arxiv:1803.00019.

2. W. Berdanier, M. Kolodrubetz, R. Vasseur and J. E. Moore. “Floquet Dynamics of Boundary-Driven Systems at Criticality.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 260602 (2017).

1. W. Berdanier, P. K. Roy and I. D. Kaganovich. “Intense ion beam neutralization using underdense background plasma.” Phys. Plasmas 22, 013104 (2015).

Will Berdanier,
Mar 14, 2018, 12:42 PM