Ivar Martin

CASE Senior Scientist

Ivar Martin


Ivar Martin is a condensed matter theorist in the Material Science Division. His interests include equilibrium properties of materials, including superconductivity and magnetism, as well as nonequilibrium. Recently he has been particularly interested in the ways to create new quantum states by means of strong periodic and quasiperiodic driving.

His other interests include microscopic theory of quantum decoherence and quantum measurement, ways to implement unusual correlated states in quantum hardware, and classical nonlinear phenomena of phase and mode locking.

Martin got his undergraduate degree from the Moscow State University, and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In 1999 he went to Los Alamos National Lab, first as a postdoc and then as a staff member. He came to Argonne in 2013.

Selected Publications

  • Eyal Buks, Roei Levi, Ivar Martin, ​“Mode locking in an optomechanical cavity,” arXiv:2002.01157
  • Hwanmun Kim, Hossein Dehghani, Hideo Aoki, Ivar Martin, Mohammad Hafezi, ​“Optical Imprinting of Superlattices in 2D Materials”, arXiv:1912.13059
  • Ivar Martin, ​“Moiré superconductivity,” arXiv:1911.05097
  • Kartiek Agarwal, Ivar Martin, ​“Polyfractal driving for engineering Hamiltonians and symmetries”, arXiv:1905.06389
  • Ivar Martin, ​“Floquet dynamics of classical and quantum cavity fields”, Annals of Physics 405, 101-129 (2019).
  • Fengcheng Wu, AH MacDonald, Ivar Martin, ​“Theory of phonon-mediated superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 257001 (2018).
  • Ivar Martin, Gil Refael, Bertrand Halperin, ​“Topological frequency conversion in strongly driven quantum systems,” Phys. Rev. X 7, 041008 (2017).
  • Michael Knap, Mehrtash Babadi, Gil Refael, Ivar Martin, Eugene Demler, ​“Dynamical Cooper pairing in non-equilibrium electron-phonon systems”, Phys. Rev. B 94, 214504 (2016).
  • Ivar Martin, Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Eugene Demler, ​“Weak crystallization theory of metallic alloys”, Phys. Rev. B 93, 235140 (June 2016).
  • Kartiek Agarwal, Eugene Demler, Ivar Martin, ​“1/f^α noise and generalized diffusion in random Heisenberg spin systems”, Phys. Rev. B 92, 184203 (Nov 2015).
  • Armin Rahmani, Rodrigo A. Muniz, Ivar Martin, ​“Anyons in integer quantum Hall magnets,” Phys. Rev. X 3, 031008 (2013).
  • Ivar Martin, A. F. Morpurgo , ​“Majorana fermions in superconducting helical magnets”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 144505 (2012)
  • Ivar Martin, Ya. M. Blanter, and A. F. Morpurgo, ​“Topological confinement in bilayer graphene,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 036804 (2008).
  • I. Martin, D. Podolsky, and S. A. Kivelson, ​“Enhancement of superconductivity by local inhomogeneity,” Phys. Rev. B Rapids. 72, 060502 (2005).
  • I. Martin, Alexander Shnirman, Lin Tian, and Peter Zoller ​“Ground-state cooling of mechanical resonators,” Phys. Rev. B 69, 125339 (2004)