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Nationality  United States
Name  James Eisenstein
Fields  Physics

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Born  May 15, 1952 (age 63) St. Louis, Missouri (1952-05-15)
Institutions  Bell Laboratories California Institute of Technology
Known for  Fractional Quantum Hall effect
Notable awards  Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (2007)
Alma mater  Oberlin College, University of California, Berkeley
Institution  Bell Labs, California Institute of Technology

James (Jim) P. Eisenstein is the Frank J. Roshek Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at the physics department of California Institute of Technology.


Academic career

Eisenstein received a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1983 he had been member of staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, until in 1996 he moved to take up a professorial post at California Institute of Technology.


Eisenstein is recognised as a leader in experimental studies of low-dimensional systems in high magnetic field, low temperature set-ups. One of his seminal achievements is the first experimental realisation of the ν=5/2 fractional quantum Hall state: this is the only known quantum hall state labelled by an even denominator quantum number and it is believed in the condensed matter physics community that this state shows exotic non-abelian quantum statistics and other topological features. The ν=5/2 fractional quantum hall state is widely cited as a candidate for topological quantum computing.


Eisenstein has received many accolades of the condensed matter physics community. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is also a recipient the 2007 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize "for fundamental experimental and theoretical research on correlated many-electron states in low dimensional systems." He has served on NRC committees and panels such as the Solid State Sciences Committee or the DCMP Executive Committee.


  • "Observation of an even-denominator quantum number in the fractional quantum Hall effect", R. Willett, J. P. Eisenstein, H. L. Störmer, D. C. Tsui, A. C. Gossard, and J. H. English Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 1776 - Published 12 October 1987
  • "Evidence for an Anisotropic State of Two-Dimensional Electrons in High Landau Levels", M. P. Lilly, K. B. Cooper, J. P. Eisenstein, L. N. Pfeiffer, and K. W. West, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 394 – Published 11 January 1999
  • "Resonantly Enhanced Tunneling in a Double Layer Quantum Hall Ferromagnet", I. B. Spielman, J. P. Eisenstein, L. N. Pfeiffer, and K. W. West, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5808 – Published 19 June 2000
  • Bose–Einstein condensation of excitons in bilayer electron systems, J. P. Eisenstein, A. H. MacDonald, Nature 432, 691-694 - Published 9 December 2004
  • Mutual friction between parallel two-dimensional electron systems, T. J. Gramila, J. P. Eisenstein, A. H. MacDonald, L. N. Pfeiffer, and K. W. West, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1216 – Published 4 March 1991
  • Formation of a high quality two‐dimensional electron gas on cleaved GaAs, Loren Pfeiffer, K. W. West, H. L. Stormer, J. P. Eisenstein, K. W. Baldwin, D. Gershoni and J. Spector, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1697 - Accepted 28 February 1990
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