Quantifying Information in Visible Matter
Beginning with my doctoral work and continuing after obtaining
my Ph.D., my research background has mostly revolved around
various topics in condensed matter physics with some emphasis
on digital data storage technologies, ferroic and multiferroic
materials, but also studies of conduction properties, optical
properties of solids, development of novel metrologies and
These diverse studies implied experimental, applied, and some
theoretical research work. Some of my most important contributions
are the theoretical discovery of the Multicaloric Effect, the
development of new polarization reversal model in polar dielectrics,
and various studies of multiferroics materials.
Recently, I became interested in the Physics of Information, while
I was working on a different project involving possible multi-state
digital data storage technologies based on anti-ferroelectric solids.
While working on the multi-state memory device concept, my main
issue was how to allocate bit memory states to a memory cell that
has more than 2 coexisting physical states (all digital memory
technologies today have memory cells with two possible states per
cell, 1 and 0, and one bit per cell).
This is when I introduced myself to Shannons Information Theory
and Landauers principle. Stimulated by these fascinating theories,
I managed to connect some dots and I made my own contributions
to this interesting field of research. More: (https://bit.ly/3tInRJE).