Welcome to the home page of the Theoretical Physics Group and the Institute for Materials Research led by Professor Gerrit Bauer. In our group, we study theory of solid state physics. Our main interests are spintronics, spin-caloritronics, spin transport, superconductivity, graphene, topological insulators.


2017-03-01 | Assistant Professor Takahashi moves to Saitoh Lab as Associate Professor

Takahashi-sensei has moved to a new position as Associate Professor in Saitoh Lab. We are sad to see him leave Bauer Lab and thank him for his valuable contributions to the group over the years. We wish him all the best in his new position.

2017-02-13 | Koji Sato joins the lab as assistant professor

We're very pleased to announce that Koji Sato has joined Bauer Lab as an assistant professor. Sato-san is a specialist in the theory of spintronics and topological insulators. He completed his PhD at UCLA under the supervision of Yaroslav Tserkovnyak before working as an assistant professor in WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University.

2016-09-29 | Visit of Dr Masahiro Misawa

Dr Mashiro Misawa from the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP) - University of Tokyo is visiting Bauer Lab for 2 weeks. He received his Ph. D from the University of Tokyo in 2008 with Professor Masatoshi Imada, working on critical phenomena in strongly correlated electron systems. He highly developed the variational Monte-Carlo method to study strong correlation effects. During his visit, he will be working on strongly correlating topological materials.

2016-05-26 | Lunch with Nobel Laureate Prof. Grünberg

Professor Peter Grünberg who won the Nobel prize in physics for his pioneering work on the giant magnetoresistance joined Bauer lab for lunch during his visit for the IMR centenary celebrations. Prof. Grünberg is a regular visitor to Sendai, giving invited talks and student seminars.

2016-01-30 | Zao Workshop 2016

This annual workshop, established between the research groups of Gerrit Bauer (IMR) and Gen Tatara (RIKEN) serves as a platform for discussion of recent developments in condensed matter physics. Speakers associated with the Bauer and Tatara groups are invited (from Japan and internationally) and talks are aimed to promote discussion of recent or even incomplete work. It also serves as an opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to expand their peer group across Japan and the world.