Dr. Thomas Vojta

Chairman and Curator's Professor



Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Research Interests:

Quantum, classical and nonequilibrium phase transitions, critical behavior, magnetism and superconductivity in correlated quantum materials, transport in disordered media, quantum field theory, renormalization group, Monte-Carlo simulations.



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  • 1994: PhD in Physics: Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • 1992: MS (Diploma) in Physics: University of Dresden, Germany


  • 2015: Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2005: Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation
  • 2004: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2000: Heisenberg Fellowship, German Research Foundation

Selected Publications

  • T. Vojta and J. A. Hoyos, “Criticality and quenched disorder: rare regions vs. Harris criterion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 075702 (2014).
  • H. Barghathi and T. Vojta, “How random is topological disorder? Phase transitions on random lattices,“ Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 120602 (2014).
  • Jose A Hoyos and Thomas Vojta, “Theory of smeared quantum phase transitions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 240601 (2008).
  • Thomas Vojta and Joerg Schmalian, "Percolation Quantum Phase Transitions in Diluted Magnets," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 237206 (2005).
  • Thomas Vojta, “Disorder-Induced Rounding of Certain Quantum Phase Transitions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 107202 (2003).


Statistical Mechanics (Phys 6311)