Email: jrau@uwindsor.ca
Office: 289-1 Essex Hall
Address: 401 Sunset Ave Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4

I’m an assistant professor at the University of Windsor focusing on theoretical condensed matter physics.

Most of my research falls under the broad heading of quantum magnetism, with some excursions into strongly correlated systems more generally. Recently I’ve been focusing on various realizations of frustrated magnets with strong anisotropy, such as found in rare-earth and heavy transition metal magnets. Some recent work is highlighted below. A full list of publications is available here.

Previously, I did post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (2017-2019) and with Michel Gingras at the University of Waterloo (2014-2017). I received my Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (2008-2014) in the group of Hae-Young Kee, and my undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor (2005-2008).

Some recent work:

Non-Hermitian topology of spontaneous magnon decay
arxiv:1904.02160
Magnon interactions in the frustrated pyrochlore ferromagnet Yb2Ti2O7
arxiv:1903.05098
Pseudo-Goldstone modes and order-by-quantum-disorder in frustrated magnets
Physical Review Letters 121, 237201 (2018) arxiv:1805.00947
Topological Magnons in Kitaev Magnets at High Fields
Physical Review B 98, 060404(R) (2018) Editors Suggestionarxiv:1802.04283
Frustration and anisotropic exchange in ytterbium magnets with edge-shared octahedra
Physical Review B 98, 054408 (2018) arxiv:1802.03024