The London Endowed Post-Doctoral Research Fellowshp supports an outstanding scientist in experimental condensed matter physics, broadly defined, and to honor the lifetime achievements of Professor Fritz London, who was active at Duke University between 1939 and 1954.
The London Fellow has the freedom to develop an original experimental research program that leverages the strengths of the existing groups in the areas of (current in 2012): granular materials; reduced-dimension fluid flow; electron transport in nanoscale systems including graphene, carbon nanotubes, superconducting wires, and superlattices; fractional charge and statistics associated with the topological order of the quantum Hall states; DNA-based self-assembly of nanostructures; biophysics; laser interactions with ultracold matter, metamaterials, and quantum information science. In addition to a competitive stipend, the holder of the Fritz London Post-doctoral Fellowship will have access to a research account for travel to scientific meetings and other small research-related expenses. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable upon mutual consent for up to a total of three years.
The endowment was established in 2012 by an anonymous donor.