E. Cancès was co-awarded a Simons Foundation’s Target Grant on moiré materials

The physics of moiré materials has developed exponentially in the last few years, following in particular the experimental discovery by P. Jarillo-Herrero (MIT) et al. in 2018 of superconducting states in twisted bilayer graphene (TBG). The topic of Moiré materials gives
rise to new research directions at the interface between physics and mathematics. The project funded by the Simons Foundation brings together an interdisciplinary team including mathematicians (Eric Cancès, Ecole des Ponts ; Svetlana Jitomirskaya, UC Irvine ; Lin Lin, UC Berkeley ; Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota ; Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley) and physicists (Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard ; Allan MacDonald, UT Austin ; Angel Rubio, MPI Hamburg and Flatiron Institute).