- Anisotropic Scattering in Goniopolar Metal NaSn2As2
- Capturing Non-Markovian Dynamics on Near-Term Quantum Computers
- Dipole-Coupled Defect Pairs as Deterministic Entangled Photon Pair Sources
- A Phononic Bus for Coherent Interfaces Between a Superconducting Quantum Processor, Spin Memory, and Photonic Quantum Networks
- Weak-to-Strong Light-Matter Coupling and Dissipative Dynamics from First Principles
- Generalized Electron Hydrodynamics, Vorticity Coupling, and Hall Viscosity in Crystals
- Room-Temperature Photonic Logical Qubits via Second-Order Nonlinearities
Recent News and Blog
- Narang awarded NSF CAREER Award
- "Deciphering Disorder" - Harvard Story on our work that was published earlier this week in Nature Materials!
- Our paper on correlating the 3D atomic positions of 2D materials is published in Nature Materials!
- "Understanding the Quantum Rainbow" - Harvard Story on our work that was published earlier this week in Nature Materials!
- Quantum Emitters in hBN - Published in Nature Materials!
- Axion-Field-Enabled Nonreciprocal Thermal Radiation in Weyl Semimetals
- Our recent work on predictions for Weyl semimetal physics.
About the NarangLab
We are an interdisciplinary group at Harvard SEAS interested in predicting excited-state phenomena and material dynamics from ab initio methods and linking these to spatio-temporal measurements of new materials. Our research is at the fun intersection of computational materials science, condensed matter theory, quantum chemistry and (quantum) photonics.
The limits of electronic, optical and thermal performance of materials are determined by their atomic-scale dynamics. Therefore, in order to surpass conventional properties of materials, an accurate description of excited-state and non-equilibrium phenomena is essential. Understanding processes in materials is of both fundamental and practical importance, yet these problems pose unique theoretical and computational physics challenges. That's why we are here!
We discover and develop new, efficient theory methods to calculate materials. We also collaborate extensively with experimental groups to connect predicted properties with state-of-the-art measurements of materials.
We are convinced that understanding material properties at the atomic and molecular scale is key to exceeding limits of conventional materials which in turn will unlock technologies of the future, including high-performance exascale computing, Internet-of-Things, new space technologies and integrated quantum information processing.