University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Benjamin M. Fregoso (PhD candidate)

1110 W. Green st.

Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 3334559



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Research interests:


I have focused on quantum liquid crystal phases in strongly correlated metallic and atomic systems with applications to stripe phases in high Tc superconductors. Recently, I became interested in novel magnetism in itinerant Fermi systems with dipolar forces.


Recent publications:

1.       Benjamin M. Fregoso, Eduardo Fradkin, Unconventional magnetism in imbalanced Fermi systems with magnetic dipolar interactions. arXiv:1001.4167v1 (2010)


2.      Benjamin M. Fregoso, Eduardo Fradkin, Ferronematic ground state of the dilute dipolar Fermi gas. Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 205301 (2009)


3.      Benjamin M. Fregoso, Kai Sun, Eduardo Fradkin, Benjamin L. Lev, Biaxial nematic phases in ultra cold dipolar Fermi gases. New J. of Phys. 11, 103003 (2009).


4.      Kai Sun, Benjamin M. Fregoso, Michael J. Lawler, Eduardo Fradkin, Fluctuating stripes in strongly correlated electron systems and the nematic-smectic quantum phase transition. Phys. Rev. B. 78 085124 (2008).


5.      Benjamin M. Fregoso, Gordon Baym, Stability of trapped fermionic gases with attractive interactions. Phys. Rev. A 73, 043616 (2006).


Research collaborators:

Eduardo Fradkin, Gordon Baym, Antony Leggett, Benjamin Lev and Kai Sun.


Useful research links:

-open access research articles physics and mathematics: arxiv

-Harvard database: SAO/NASA

-physics department university of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: UIUC

- Urbana weather forecast: weather


Teaching duties:

-Spring 2010 teacher assistant: condensed matter physics I (PHYS560)