Gene Bickers

Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy

Research & Practice Areas

theoretical condensed matter physics


  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1/1987
  • M.S. Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 8/1984
  • B.A. Physics and Mathematics, University of Virginia, 5/1981
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • Professor, University of Southern California, 09/1998 –
    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 09/1992 – 08/1998
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 09/1988 – 08/1992

    PostDoctoral Appointments

    • Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 08/1986 – 08/1988
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Professor Bickers studies condensed matter theory and the strongly correlated electrons in solids. His research interests center on the theory of strongly correlated electrons in exotic solids, including high-temperature superconductors. One of Bickers’ primary goals is to help improve the teaching of introductory and lower division courses in science and mathematics

    Research Specialties

    theoretical condensed matter physics

    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 2002
    • USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Fellow, 1997-2000
    • USC Associates Award For Excellence In Teaching, 1999
    • Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, 1991-1993
    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 1992
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