Curriculum vitae

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Hi, I am Lucile Savary, a Moore postdoctoral fellow in condensed matter theory at MIT. Before moving here, I was a PhD student of Leon Balents, at UCSB. My research focuses on exotic phenomena in real systems, with an emphasis on frustrated magnetism. It includes quantum spin liquids, and in particular quantum spin ice, order-by-disorder, quantum criticality, the theory of RIXS, spin-orbital systems, the anomalous Hall effect, and non-centrosymmetric superconductors.

To contact me : savary@mit.edu

To read more on my research : Research & publications

Education and Training

  • Betty and Gordon Moore Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, present
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, advisor: Leon Balents, title: Exotic Phenomena in Quantum Pyrochlore Materials, 2014
  • M.A. in Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • M.S. in Physics, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2008
  • B.S. in Physics, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2006
  • Classes préparatoires PCSI-PC* (Math, Physics, Chemistry), Lycée Henri IV, Paris, 2003-2005

Awards and Honors

Publications

  • Superconductivity in three-dimensional spin-orbit coupled semimetals, L. Savary, J. Ruhman, J. Venderbos, L. Fu, P.A. Lee, arXiv:1707.03831
  • Disorder-Induced Entanglement in Spin Ice Pyrochlores, L. Savary, L. Balents, PRL 118, 087203 (2017)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids: a Review, L. Savary and L. Balents, Rep. Prog. Phys. 80, 016502 (2017)
  • Quantum Spin Ice on the Breathing Pyrochlore Lattice, L. Savary, H.-Y. Kee, Y. B. Kim, G. Chen, PRB 94, 075146 (2016)
  • Quantum loop states in spin-orbital models on the honeycomb lattice, L. Savary, arXiv 1511.01505 (2015) -- accepted by Nature Communications
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, L. Savary and T. Senthil, arXiv 1506.04752 (2015)
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, L. Savary, E.-G. Moon and L. Balents, PRX 4, 041027 (2014)
  • Signatures of the Helical Phase in the Critical Fields at Twin Boundaries of Noncentrosymmetric Superconductors, K. Aoyama, L. Savary and M. Sigrist, PRB 89, 174518 (2014)
  • Spin Liquid Regimes at Nonzero Temperature in Quantum Spin Ice, L. Savary and L. Balents, PRB 87, 205130 (2013)
  • Definitive Evidence for Order-by-Quantum-Disorder in Er2Ti2O7, L. Savary, K. Ross, B. Gaulin, J. Ruff and L. Balents, PRL 109, 167201 (2012)
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, L. Savary and L. Balents, PRL 108, 037202 (2012)
  • Quantum Excitations in Quantum Spin Ice, K. Ross, L. Savary, B. Gaulin, L. Balents, PRX 1, 021002 (2011)
    -- also see the Viewpoint by R. Singh Physics 4, 77 (2011)
  • Impurity Effects in Highly Frustrated Diamond Lattice Antiferromagnets, L. Savary, E. Gull, S. Trebst, J. Alicea, D. Bergman, L. Balents, PRB 84, 064438 (2011)

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Major invited talks (international conferences and colloquia)

  • Invited talk at NGSCES 2017, Barcelona, Spain (Sep. 2017)
  • Invited talk at "Topological properties in quantum magnets", Budapest, Hungary (Aug. 2017)
  • Invited talk at "Quantum Materials: Electronic Correlations, Spin-Orbit Coupling, and Topology", Oak Ridge National Lab, Tenessee (Aug. 2017)
  • Invited talk at "Order, Fluctuations, and Strong Correlations: New Platforms and Developments," KITP, Santa Barbara (Aug. 2017)
  • Invited talk at SPICE 2017, Mainz, Germany (Aug. 2017)
  • Invited talk at SCES 2017, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2017)
  • Invited talk at the "Tenth Workshop on Competing Interactions and Colossal Responses in Transition Metal Oxides," Telluride (Jun. 2017)
  • Invited talk at "Quantum Spin Ice," Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada (June 2017)
  • Invited talk at "Theory of Correlated Topological Materials," ISSP, Tokyo (Feb. 2017)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the "Conference on Frustrated Magnetism and Topology," Kloster Nimbschen (Sept. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the Highly Frustrated Magnetism 2016 Conference, Taipei (Sept. 2016)
  • Disorder-Induced Entanglement in Spin Ice Pyrochlores, Invited talk at ISSP, Tokyo (Sept. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the "New Quantum Phases with Frustration and Entanglement" workshop, Krakow (Jun. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the MPIPKS Workshop on "Topological Phenomena in Novel Quantum Materials", Dresden (Mar. 2016)
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, Invited Poster at the EPiQS Moore Meeting on "Intertwined Orders in Strongly Correlated Systems", Laguna Beach (Jan. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Talk at the KITP Workshop "New Phases and Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Materials with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling" (LSMATTER15), Santa Barbara (Sept. 2015) -- pdf, video
  • Random Quantum Spin Ice, Invited talk at the KITP Conference "Novel States in Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Matter: From Models to Materials", Santa Barbara (Jul. 2015) -- pdf, video
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Talk at the Nordita Workshop on Novel Directions in Frustrated and Critical Magnetism, Stockholm (Jul. 2014) -- pdf
  • Excitations, Order, and Criticality in Quantum Pyrochlores, Invited talk at the 2014 APS March Meeting, Denver (Mar. 2014) -- pdf
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, Invited talk at the EPFL Workshop "Mott Physics beyond the Heisenberg Model", Lausanne, Switzerland (Jun. 2012) -- pdf
  • Definitive Evidence for Order-by-Quantum-Disorder in Er2Ti2O7, Invited talk at the HFM Meeting 2012, Hamilton, Canada (Jun. 2012) -- pdf
  • Impurity Effects in Highly Frustrated Diamond Lattice Antiferromagnets, Invited talk at the APS March Meeting 2012, Boston (Feb. 2012) -- pdf
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, Invited talk at the Frustration in Brazil International Conference, IIP Brazil (Dec. 2011) -- pdf

Contributed talks and seminars

  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Michelson Prize Lecture, Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • Quantum Spin Ice, Michelson Prize Lecture, Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Michelson Prize Lecture, Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • Talk at "Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter: From Tensor Networks to Physical Realizations", KITP, Santa Barbara (Dec. 2016)
  • Disorder-Induced Entanglement in Spin Ice Pyrochlores, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Boston University (May 2016)
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, Takagi and Keimer Abteilungen Seminar, MPI Stuttgart (Apr. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Takagi Abteilung Seminar, MPI Stuttgart (Apr. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Seminar, University of Utah (Mar. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Seminar, Caltech, Pasadena (Feb. 2016)
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Collège de France, Paris (Nov. 2015)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Boston College (Nov. 2015)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Theory Kids' Seminar, Harvard University (Nov. 2015) -- pdf
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, ICM 2015, Barcelona (Jul. 2015) -- pdf
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, Condensed Matter Seminar, Johns Hopkins University (May. 2015) -- pdf
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, 2015 APS March Meeting, San Antonio (Mar. 2015) -- pdf
  • Un type nouveau de criticité quantique dans les pyrochlores d'Iridium (in French), ENS Lyon Theoretical Physics Seminar, Lyon (Jan. 2015) -- pdf
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, UW CM seminar, UW (Dec. 2014) -- pdf
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, CMT seminar, MIT (Sept. 2014) -- pdf
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Contributed talk at the SCES conference, Grenoble (Jul. 2014)
  • Search for Exotica in the Real World: Quantum Spin Liquids and Quantum Criticality in Pyrochlore Materials, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar at Harvard, Boston (Dec. 2013) -- pdf
  • Search for Exotica in the Real World: Quantum Spin Liquids and Quantum Criticality in Pyrochlore Materials, Condensed Matter Seminar at the IQIM, Caltech (Nov. 2013) -- pdf
  • Spin Liquid Regimes at Nonzero Temperature in Quantum Spin Ice, Contributed talk at the 2013 APS March Meeting, Baltimore (Mar. 2013) -- pdf
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, Contributed talk at the APS March Meeting 2012, Boston (Feb. 2012) -- pdf

Research Whereabouts

Other

  • Referee for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Physics, Nature Materials and Nature Communications.

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