Stuart Nathan Thomas

Ph.D. Candidate in Physics

University of Maryland, College Park


Hi, I’m Stuart. I am a Ph.D. candidate at UMD, College Park 🐢 and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Condensed Matter Theory Center ⚛️.

In my free time, I like to program fun projects such as JParty, a Jeopardy! simulator and an interactive list of my favorite albums of all time.


  • Topological phases of matter
  • Time Crystals
  • Tensor network methods


  • Ph.D. in Physics, ongoing

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • BS in Physics, 2021

    William & Mary

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, 2017

    Winter Park High School


See all articles at arXiv.org.



Graduate Research Assistant

Condensed Matter Theory Center, University of Maryland, College Park

Aug 2021 – Present College Park, Maryland Jay Deep Sau
  • Emergent phenomena in condensed matter systems.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

William & Mary

May 2020 – May 2021 Williamsburg, Virginia Chris Monahan
  • Used computational and analytical techniques to study the gradient flow in lattice QCD systems.

Quantum Research Intern

Microsoft Station Q

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Santa Barbara, California Roman Lutchyn
  • Created simulations of biased Josephson Junctions in order to study the effects of multiple Andreev reflection
  • Studied the effects of disorder on topological phase in a realistic simulated system

Research Assistant

William & Mary

May 2018 – May 2021 Williamsburg, Virginia Enrico Rossi
  • Theoretical analysis of Andreev reflection in metal–superconductor heterojunctions in quantum Hall systems
  • Calculation of non-equilibrium transport properties in Josephson junctions


The Don Edward Harrison Jr. Award for Excellence in Physics

To be awarded to the senior with the highest demonstrated achievement in physics.

Outstanding Winner in the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling

Five day international Mathematical Modeling Competition with over 16,000 participants
See certificate

E.G. Clark Memorial Scholarship

An annual scholarship to a rising senior, with a concentration in physics, who has demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for the study of physics with two letters of recommnedation.

RISE Scholarship

Funding to perform research in Germany for a summer (did not accept)

1693/Stamps Scholarship

National merit scholarship providing full in-state tuition, room and board; $5000 research stipend