About Me

A photo of AdamMy name is Adam Iaizzi (he/him/his). I am currently a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics. I also serve as Chair of the APS Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) and on the APS Committee for Careers and Professional Development.

For the latest on what I’m getting up to, take a look at my blog.

Highlighted sessions: from the 2022 APS March Meeting:

I’m serving as a panelist and giving a research talk on Wednesday 3/16.

As a part my work for the APS Forum for Early Career Scientists, I’ve helped organize sessions focused on early career scientists, including sessions on policy and postdocs and career options for early career scientists as well as a reception. Hope to see you there.

Background

PhD in Physics, Boston University (January 2018)
MA in Physics, Boston University (2014)
BS in Physics, summa cum laude, Ithaca College (2011)

I have a PhD in computational condensed matter physics from Boston University. My dissertation was supervised by Anders Sandvik, focusing on the effects of external magnetic fields in quantum antiferromagnets using quantum Monte Carlo methods. After my PhD, I worked as a postdoc in Ying-Jer Kao‘s group at National Taiwan University.

Research Interests

My primary interest is in exotic phase transitions and quantum many-body states, with a focus on magnetic fields as a probe for understanding fundamental quantum physics (such as deconfined quantum criticality). I am also interested in classical statistical physics, including conventional applications, like frozen dynamics of the Ising model, and more unusual applications, such as the motion of public transportation vehicles.