Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

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Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (born June 11, 1976 in Valencia) is a Spanish physicist and current Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Jarillo-Herrero received in 1999 his Licenciatura in physics from the University of Valencia in Spain. Then he was two years at the University of California, San Diego, where he received a M.Sc. in 2001. In 2005 at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands he earned his Ph.D. and he was a postdoc. In 2006 he moved to Columbia University, where he worked as a NanoResearch Initiative Fellow. In January 2008 he joined MIT as an assistant professor of physics and received tenure. In 2018 he was promoted to Full Professor of Physics. [1]

He present a new 2D-platform to investigate strongly correlated physics, based on graphene moiré superlattices. When two graphene sheets are twisted by an angle close to the theoretically predicted magic angle, the resulting flat band structure near the Dirac point gives rise to a strongly-correlated electronic system. He find electrically tunable superconductivity in this system of pure carbon and without magnetic field.[2]


  • Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics-Web of Science (2017-2019)
  • APS Fellow (2018)
  • Fellow of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2019)
  • Member at Large of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics (2019)

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • Spanish Royal Society Young Investigator Award (2006)
  • NSF Career Award (2008)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2009)
  • David and Lucile Packard Fellowship (2009)
  • IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics (2010)
  • DOE Early Career Award (2011)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2012)
  • ONR Young Investigator Award (2013)
  • Moore Foundation Experimental Physics in Quantum Systems Investigator Award (2014)
  • Recipient of the APS 2020 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize[3]
  • Recipient of the 2020 Wolf Prize in Physics [4]



  • and J. Kong, L. P. Kouwenhoven u. a.: Orbital Kondo effect in carbon nanotubes, Nature, V 434, 2005, P. 484
  • and J. A. Van Dam, Leo Kouwenhoven: Quantum supercurrent transistors in carbon nanotubes, Nature, V 439, 2006, P. 953
  • and D. Efetov u. a.: Electronic Transport and Quantum Hall Effect in Bipolar Graphene Junctions, Phys. Rev. Lett., V 99, 2007, P. 166804
  • and H. B. Heersche u. a.: Bipolar supercurrent in graphene, Nature, V 446, 2007, P. 56
  • and N. M. Gabor u. a.: Hot Carrier–Assisted Intrinsic Photoresponse in Graphene, Science, V 334, 2011, P. 648–652
  • and B. Hunt u. a.: Massive Dirac fermions and Hofstadter butterfly in a van der Waals heterostructure, Science, V 340, 2013, P. 1427–1430
  • and S. Dai u. a.: Tunable phonon polaritons in atomically thin van der Waals crystals of boron nitride, Science, V 343, 2014, P. 1125–1129
  • and L. Bretheau u. a.:Tunneling spectroscopy of Andreev states in graphene, Nature Physics, Band 13, 2017, P. 756
  • and J. D. Sanchez-Yamagishi u. a.: Helical edge states and fractional quantum Hall effect in a graphene electron–hole bilayer, Nature Nanotechnology, V 12, 2017, P. 118
  • and D.R. Klein u. a.: Probing magnetism in 2D van der Waals crystalline insulators via electron tunneling, Science, V 360, 2018, P. 1218
  • and B. Huang u. a.:Electrical Control of 2D Magnetism in Bilayer CrI3, Nature Nanotechnology, V 13, 2018, P. 544
  • and Y. Cao: Correlated Insulator Behaviour at Half-Filling in Magic Angle Graphene Superlattices, Nature, V 556, 2018, S. 80
  • and S. Wu, R. J. Cava u. a.: Observation of the quantum spin Hall effect up to 100 kelvin in a monolayer crysta, Science, V 359, 2018, S. 76
  • and K. L. Seyler u. a.: Ligand-field helical luminescence in a 2D ferromagnetic insulator, Nature Physics, V 14, 2018, S. 277

External links[edit]


  1. ^ MIT: Department of Physics: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero.
  2. ^ Pablo Jarillo-Herrero: Magic Angle Graphene: a New Platform for Strongly Correlated Physics. In: Department of Physics - MIT, September 26, 2019.
  3. ^ APS: Laudatio
  4. ^ Wolf Prize 2020