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Edgardo Solano Carrillo
Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Columbia University, New York, Expected 2017
M.Phil. in Physics, Columbia University, New York, 2014
M.A. in Physics, Columbia University, New York, 2013
M.Sc. in Physics (Summa Cum Laude), National University of Colombia, Bogotá, 2010
B.Sc. in Physics, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, 2008
Awards and Honors
Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Colombia - Colciencias, 2011-2016
GSAS Faculty Fellowship, Columbia Univeristy, 2011-2016
Mazda Foundation for the Arts and the Science Fellowship, CCA Colombia, 2010-2011
Laureate Master's Thesis, National University of Colombia, 2010
"Outstanding Graduate Student" Scholarship, National University of Colombia, 2009
Travel grants, Foundation for the Promotion of Research and Technology, Bank of the Republic of Colombia, 2009
My current research is concerned with the establishment of a quantum-mechanical basis for nonequilibrium thermodynamics by introducing a theoretical formalism describing entropy production in quantum systems. Selected topics within this program include aspects of nonequilibrium statistical physics such as the thermalization of isolated quantum systems, dissipation at the atomic scale, the connection with quantum information concepts, among others.
I have also devoted research efforts to explain a long-standing anomaly in the electrical resistivity of pure ferromagnetic metals around liquid-helium temperatures observed as an internal magnetoresistance effect giving a linear dependence of the resistivity on temperature. The main findings uncover a new relaxation mechanism for conduction electrons in metals, mediated by phonons with definite helicity (chiral phonons).