Peter B. Littlewood

Peter B. Littlewood  research activities focuses on oxides and complex materials (microscopic theory of ferroelectric phase transition in IV-VI compounds), superconductivity (collective modes, high-temperature superconductivity) nonlinear dynamics (sliding charge density waves); semiconductor optics (collective phenomena of excitons and polaritons), magnetic materials (collosal magnetoresistance and multiphase coexistence in manganites and other transition metal oxides). He has interests in theoretical engineering: holographic storage, optical fibres and devices.

He is both a professor in the Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, at University of Chicago, and associate laboratory director for physical sciences and engineering at Argonne National Laboratory. He currently holds The University of Chicago. He previously headed the Theory Condensed Matter group at the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge Universtity and before that he headed the Theoretical Physics Research department at Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, USA.

Peter B. Littlewood  is an associate fellow of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, and a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Royal Society of London, and the Institute of Physics. In 2003–04, he was a Matthias Scholar for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Peter B. Littlewood  earned his PhD and BA in natural sciences (physics) from the University of Cambridge.