Curriculum vitae

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Hi, I am Lucile Savary, a permanent CNRS researcher in condensed matter theory at the ENS Lyon. Before moving here, I was a PhD student of Leon Balents, at UCSB, and a Gordon and Betty Moore postdoctoral fellow at MIT. My research focuses on exotic phenomena in real systems, with an emphasis on frustrated magnetism. It includes quantum spin liquids, and in particular quantum spin ice, order-by-disorder, quantum criticality, the theory of RIXS, spin-orbital systems, the anomalous Hall effect, and non-centrosymmetric superconductors.

To contact me : lucile.savary@ens-lyon.fr

To read more on my research : Research & publications

Permanent research appointment

  • CNRS, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, present

Education and Training

  • Betty and Gordon Moore Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-2017
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, advisor: Leon Balents, title: Exotic Phenomena in Quantum Pyrochlore Materials, 2014
  • M.A. in Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • M.S. in Physics, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2008
  • B.S. in Physics, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2006
  • Classes préparatoires PCSI-PC* (Math, Physics, Chemistry), Lycée Henri IV, Paris, 2003-2005

Awards and Honors

  • Young Physicist Prize in Statistical Physics, 2019
  • F. Nevill Mott Prize, 2017
  • Michelson Postdoctoral Prize, 2016
  • Betty and Gordon Moore Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2017
  • UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division Commencement Student Speaker, 2014
  • Block Award -- Promising Young Scientist, 2014
  • Élève ENS Lyon, 2005

Publications

  • Dimer description of the SU(4) antiferromagnet on the triangular lattice, A. Keselman, L. Savary, L. Balents, arXiv:1911.03492 (2019)
  • Singular Angular Magnetoresistance and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Magnetic Nodal Semimetal, T. Suzuki, L. Savary, J.-P. Liu, J. Lynn, L. Balents, J. Checkelsky, Science 365, 377 (2019) -- Science Perspective -- MIT Press Release
  • Transverse transport, L. Savary, Nat. Phys. 14, 1073 (2018)
  • Quantization of the thermal Hall conductivity at small Hall angles, M. Ye, G. Halász, L. Savary and L. Balents, PRL 121, 147201 (2018)
  • Pairing states of spin-3/2 fermions: Symmetry-enforced topological gap functions, J. Venderbos, L. Savary, J. Ruhman, P.A. Lee, L. Fu, PRX 8, 011029 (2018)
  • Superconductivity in three-dimensional spin-orbit coupled semimetals, L. Savary, J. Ruhman, J. Venderbos, L. Fu, P.A. Lee, PRB 96, 214514 (2017) -- Editor's suggestion
  • Disorder-Induced Entanglement in Spin Ice Pyrochlores, L. Savary, L. Balents, PRL 118, 087203 (2017)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids: a Review, L. Savary and L. Balents, Rep. Prog. Phys. 80, 016502 (2017)
  • Quantum Spin Ice on the Breathing Pyrochlore Lattice, L. Savary, H.-Y. Kee, Y. B. Kim, G. Chen, PRB 94, 075146 (2016)
  • Quantum loop states in spin-orbital models on the honeycomb lattice, L. Savary, arXiv 1511.01505 (2015) -- accepted by Nature Communications
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, L. Savary and T. Senthil, arXiv 1506.04752 (2015)
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, L. Savary, E.-G. Moon and L. Balents, PRX 4, 041027 (2014)
  • Signatures of the Helical Phase in the Critical Fields at Twin Boundaries of Noncentrosymmetric Superconductors, K. Aoyama, L. Savary and M. Sigrist, PRB 89, 174518 (2014)
  • Spin Liquid Regimes at Nonzero Temperature in Quantum Spin Ice, L. Savary and L. Balents, PRB 87, 205130 (2013)
  • Definitive Evidence for Order-by-Quantum-Disorder in Er2Ti2O7, L. Savary, K. Ross, B. Gaulin, J. Ruff and L. Balents, PRL 109, 167201 (2012)
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, L. Savary and L. Balents, PRL 108, 037202 (2012)
  • Quantum Excitations in Quantum Spin Ice, K. Ross, L. Savary, B. Gaulin, L. Balents, PRX 1, 021002 (2011)
    -- also see the Viewpoint by R. Singh Physics 4, 77 (2011)
  • Impurity Effects in Highly Frustrated Diamond Lattice Antiferromagnets, L. Savary, E. Gull, S. Trebst, J. Alicea, D. Bergman, L. Balents, PRB 84, 064438 (2011)

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Major invited talks (international conferences and colloquia)

  • Invited talk at "Electronic Correlations and Topology in Narrow Band Systems", Natal (June 2020)
  • Invited talk at "Topological Quantum Matter", IAS Munich (Apr. 2020)
  • Plenary talk at ANZAMP 2020, Tweed Heads, Australia (Feb. 2020)
  • Physics colloquium at UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 2019)
  • Invited talk at the Worshop on Frustrated Magnetism, IBS PCS, Daejeon, South Korea (Oct. 2019)
  • Invited talk at "Topological Quantum Matter: From Fantasy to Reality", KITP, Santa Barbara (Oct. 2019)
  • Invited talk at the "2019 Quantum Materials Symposium", Oxford (Sept. 2019)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, set of four lectures at the Cargese Summer School on "Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems", France (Aug. 2019)
  • Surprising transport phenomena in magnets, Invited talk at StatPhys27, Buenos Aires (July 2019)
  • Surprising transport phenomena in magnets, Invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference "Topological and Correlated Matter: New Materials and Structures", Hong-Kong (June 2019)
  • SU(4) dimers, Invited talk at "Low-dimensional emergent phenomena in correlated systems and topological quantum matter", Tbilisi, Georgia (June 2019)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Invited talk at "Strongly Correlated Quantum Materials", Santa Fe, NM, USA (May 2019)
  • Quantization of the Thermal Hall Conductivity at Small Hall AnglesInvited talk at the National Academies at "Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion", Washington, DC (Apr. 2019)
  • Quantum physics of rocks, Invited talk at "SISSA meets ENS", Trieste, Italy (Sept. 2018)
  • Surprising transport phenomena in magnets, Invited talk at "Spin-orbit coupling, correlations, and topology," Bensberg, Germany (Sept. 2018)
  • Surprising transport phenomena in magnets, Invited talk at MaNEP, Les Diablerets, Switzerland (Aug. 2018)
  • Surprising transport phenomena in magnets, Invited talk at HFM 2018, UC Davis, California (July 2018)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Tutorial at HFM 2018, UC Davis, California (July 2018)
  • Singular Angular Magnetoresistance in a Nonsymmorphic Magnet, Invited talk at "Exotic Interactions in Quantum Correlated Materials", Crakow (June 2018)
  • Superconductivity in Three-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupled Semimetals, Invited talk at "Novel superconductors: materials and properties", Nordita, Stockholm (May 2018)
  • Superconductivity in Three-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupled Semimetals, Invited talk at the APS March Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, California (March 2018)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Panelist at the "TMS-EPiQS 2nd Alliance Workshop: Topological magnets and topological superconductors", Kyoto, Japan (Jan. 2018)
  • Singular Angular Magnetoresistance in a Nonsymmorphic Magnet, Invited talk at the "TMS-EPiQS 2nd Alliance Workshop: Topological magnets and topological superconductors", Kyoto, Japan (Jan. 2018)
  • Superconductivity in Three-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupled Semimetals, Invited talk at the "Conference on topological phases and topological quantum computation", Hong-Kong (Dec. 2017)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Colloquium at ENS Lyon, Lyon (Oct. 2017)
  • Singular Angular Magnetoresistance in a Nonsymmorphic Magnet, Invited talk at NGSCES, Barcelona, Spain (Sep. 2017)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Discussion leader at "Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials", KITP, Santa Barbara (Aug. 2017)
  • Superconductivity in Three-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupled Semimetals, Invited talk at "Order, Fluctuations, and Strong Correlations: New Platforms and Developments," KITP, Santa Barbara (Aug. 2017)
  • Thermal Conductivity in Complex Magnets, Invited talk at SCES 2017, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2017)
  • Thermal Conductivity in Complex Magnets, Invited talk at the "Tenth Workshop on Competing Interactions and Colossal Responses in Transition Metal Oxides," Telluride (Jun. 2017)
  • Superconductivity in Three-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupled Semimetals, Invited talk at "Theory of Correlated Topological Materials," ISSP, Tokyo (Feb. 2017)
  • Quantum Spin Liquids, Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the "Conference on Frustrated Magnetism and Topology," Kloster Nimbschen (Sept. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the Highly Frustrated Magnetism 2016 Conference, Taipei (Sept. 2016)
  • Disorder-Induced Entanglement in Spin Ice Pyrochlores, Invited talk at ISSP, Tokyo (Sept. 2016)
  • Panelist for Important problems and the future of theory of strongly correlated electrons with particular emphasis on the interplay of several degrees of freedom, Krakow (Jun. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the "New Quantum Phases with Frustration and Entanglement" workshop, Krakow (Jun. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Invited talk at the MPIPKS Workshop on "Topological Phenomena in Novel Quantum Materials", Dresden (Mar. 2016)
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, Invited Poster at the EPiQS Moore Meeting on "Intertwined Orders in Strongly Correlated Systems", Laguna Beach (Jan. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Talk at the KITP Workshop "New Phases and Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Materials with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling" (LSMATTER15), Santa Barbara (Sept. 2015) -- pdf, video
  • Random Quantum Spin Ice, Invited talk at the KITP Conference "Novel States in Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Matter: From Models to Materials", Santa Barbara (Jul. 2015) -- pdf, video
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Talk at the Nordita Workshop on Novel Directions in Frustrated and Critical Magnetism, Stockholm (Jul. 2014) -- pdf
  • Excitations, Order, and Criticality in Quantum Pyrochlores, Invited talk at the 2014 APS March Meeting, Denver (Mar. 2014) -- pdf
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, Invited talk at the EPFL Workshop "Mott Physics beyond the Heisenberg Model", Lausanne, Switzerland (Jun. 2012) -- pdf
  • Definitive Evidence for Order-by-Quantum-Disorder in Er2Ti2O7, Invited talk at the HFM Meeting 2012, Hamilton, Canada (Jun. 2012) -- pdf
  • Impurity Effects in Highly Frustrated Diamond Lattice Antiferromagnets, Invited talk at the APS March Meeting 2012, Boston (Feb. 2012) -- pdf
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, Invited talk at the Frustration in Brazil International Conference, IIP Brazil (Dec. 2011) -- pdf

Contributed talks and seminars

  • Surprising Transport Phenomena in Magnets, Condensed matter seminar at Caltech, Pasadena (Jan. 2019)
  • Singular Angular Magnetoresistance in a Nonsymmorphic Magnet, Experimental condensed matter physics seminar at Oxford (Nov. 2017)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Theoretical condensed matter physics seminar at Oxford (Nov. 2017)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Michelson Prize Lecture, Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • Quantum Spin Ice, Michelson Prize Lecture, Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Michelson Prize Lecture, Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 2017)
  • Talk at "Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter: From Tensor Networks to Physical Realizations", KITP, Santa Barbara (Dec. 2016)
  • Disorder-Induced Entanglement in Spin Ice Pyrochlores, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Boston University (May 2016)
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, Takagi and Keimer Abteilungen Seminar, MPI Stuttgart (Apr. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Takagi Abteilung Seminar, MPI Stuttgart (Apr. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Seminar, University of Utah (Mar. 2016)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Seminar, Caltech, Pasadena (Feb. 2016)
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Collège de France, Paris (Nov. 2015)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Boston College (Nov. 2015)
  • Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices, Condensed Matter Theory Kids' Seminar, Harvard University (Nov. 2015) -- pdf
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, ICM 2015, Barcelona (Jul. 2015) -- pdf
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, Condensed Matter Seminar, Johns Hopkins University (May. 2015) -- pdf
  • Probing hidden orders with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, 2015 APS March Meeting, San Antonio (Mar. 2015) -- pdf
  • Un type nouveau de criticité quantique dans les pyrochlores d'Iridium (in French), ENS Lyon Theoretical Physics Seminar, Lyon (Jan. 2015) -- pdf
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, UW CM seminar, UW (Dec. 2014) -- pdf
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, CMT seminar, MIT (Sept. 2014) -- pdf
  • A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates, Contributed talk at the SCES conference, Grenoble (Jul. 2014)
  • Search for Exotica in the Real World: Quantum Spin Liquids and Quantum Criticality in Pyrochlore Materials, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar at Harvard, Boston (Dec. 2013) -- pdf
  • Search for Exotica in the Real World: Quantum Spin Liquids and Quantum Criticality in Pyrochlore Materials, Condensed Matter Seminar at the IQIM, Caltech (Nov. 2013) -- pdf
  • Spin Liquid Regimes at Nonzero Temperature in Quantum Spin Ice, Contributed talk at the 2013 APS March Meeting, Baltimore (Mar. 2013) -- pdf
  • Coulombic Quantum Liquids in Spin-1/2 Pyrochlores, Contributed talk at the APS March Meeting 2012, Boston (Feb. 2012) -- pdf

Meeting organizer

Participation in workshops and schools

  • Organizer of Correlated 2020, KITP
  • Spinquant 2019, KITP
  • Key participant at Topoquant 2019, KITP
  • Lecturer at EPICQUR 2019, Cargèse
  • Moiré bands 2019, KITP
  • Intertwined, KITP 2017
  • ISSP 2017
  • Topoquant, KITP 2016
  • LSMatter Follow-on KITP 2016
  • Boulder Summer School 2016
  • LSMatter, KITP 2015
  • Nordita 2014
  • Boulder Summer School 2013
  • Fragnets, KITP 2012

Research Whereabouts

Funding

  • ERC
  • ANR
  • As part of the ToRe collaboration: Idex Lyon

Other

  • Referee for Physical Review B, Physical Review X, Physical Review Letters, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Nature Communications and Nature.
  • Referee for several funding agencies of several countries.
  • March Meeting Chair, since 2016

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