Mark Rudner

  • Program Years: 2003-2007
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Leonid Levitov
  • Practicum(s):
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (2005)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
    B.S. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 2003

Current Status

  • Status: Kenneth K. Young Memorial Professor of Physics, University of Washington
  • Research Area: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
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  • Contact Information: [my last name] [at] uw [dot] edu


"Universal Lindblad equation for open quantum systems,” Frederik Nathan and Mark S. Rudner, Phys. Rev. B 102, 115109 (2020).

“Spin-polarized superconductivity: order parameter topology, current dissipation, and double-period Josephson effect,” Eyal Cornfeld, Mark S. Rudner, and Erez Berg, Phys. Rev. Research 3, 013051 (2021).

“The Floquet Engineer’s Handbook,” Mark S. Rudner, Netanel H. Lindner, arXiv:2003.08252 (2020); a pedagogical guide to the ins and outs of working with Floquet theory.

“Band structure engineering and non-equilibrium dynamics in Floquet topological insulators,” Mark S. Rudner and Netanel H. Lindner, Nature Reviews Physics 2, 229 (2020).

“Nagaoka ferromagnetism observed in a quantum dot plaquette,” Juan P. Dehollain, Uditendu Mukhopadhyay, Vincent P. Michal, Yao Wang, Bernhard Wunsch, Christian Reichl, Werner Wegscheider, Mark S. Rudner, Eugene Demler, Lieven M. K. Vandersypen, Nature 579, 528 (2020).

"Current-induced gap opening in interacting topological insulator surfaces,” Ajit C. Balram, Karsten Flensberg, Jens Paaske, and Mark S. Rudner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 246803 (2019).

“Self-induced Berry flux and spontaneous non-equilibrium magnetism,” Mark S. Rudner and Justin C. W. Song, Nature Physics 15, 1017 (2019).

“Composite topological excitations in ferromagnet-superconductor heterostructures,” Kjetil M. D. Hals, M. Schecter, and M. S. Rudner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 017001 (2016).

“Chiral plasmons without magnetic field,” Justin C. W. Song and Mark S. Rudner, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 4658 (2016).

“Anomalous edge states and the bulk-edge correspondence for periodically-driven two dimensional systems,” M. S. Rudner, N. H. Lindner, E. Berg, and M. A. Levin, Phys. Rev. X 3, 031005 (2013).

“Self-sustaining dynamical nuclear polarization oscillations in quantum dots,” M. S. Rudner and L. S. Levitov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 086601 (2013).

“Hot Carrier Transport and Photocurrent Response in Graphene,” Justin C. W. Song, Mark S. Rudner, Charles M. Marcus, and Leonid S. Levitov, Nano Lett. 11, 4688 (2011).

“Gate-activated photoresponse in a graphene p-n junction,” M. C. Lemme, F. H. L. Koppens, A. L. Falk, M. S. Rudner, H. Park, L. S. Levitov, and C. M. Marcus, Nano Lett. 11, 4134 (2011).

“Topological characterization of periodically-driven quantum systems,” T. Kitagawa, E. Berg, M. S. Rudner, and E. A. Demler, Phys. Rev. B 82, 235114 (2010).

“Topological Transition in a Non-Hermitian Quantum Walk,” M. S. Rudner, L. S. Levitov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 065703 (2009).

“Amplitude spectroscopy of superconducting qubits,” D. M. Berns, M. S. Rudner, S. O. Valenzuela, K. K. Berggren, W. D. Oliver, L. S. Levitov, T. P. Orlando, Nature 455, 51 (2008).

“Self-polarization and dynamical cooling of nuclear spins in double quantum dots,” M. S. Rudner and L. S. Levitov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 36602 (2007).


Jens Martin Knudsen Teaching Prize for 2016/2017
Villum Foundation Young Investigator Award (2014-2019)

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 2002-2003
Upper Class Merit Award, Caltech 2001-2002, 2002-2003
Academy of Model Aeronautics Charles Grant Scholarship 1999