Professor Schofield is a theoretical physicist working in the area of strongly correlated quantum systems. His research focuses on the novel states of matter that arise when quantum particles - like electrons in metallic oxides - interact with each other. This work is motivated by experiments done in Birmingham and all over the world and he works closely with experimentalists both interpreting and being inspired by their work. His recent achievements include developing the theory of the metamagnetic quantum critical endpoint in Sr3Ru2O7 (with Andy Millis at University of Columbia) and characteristics of the Pomeranchuk instability (with Andrew Ho at University of London).
After his PhD in Cambridge, Professor Schofield became a College Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College and then a postdoc at Rutgers, USA. He returned to Cambridge and was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship there. In 1999 he moved to Birmingham and become Professor of Theoretical Physics in 2002. He was awarded the Institute of Physics' Mott medal and prize in 2002 for his work on emergence in correlated quantum systems. Professor Schofield is the Head of School of Physics and Astronomy.
Andy was elected to Council in 2009 and is a member of the Membership Committee.