Antonio is a theoretical physicist with a broad research portfolio in modern theoretical condensed matter physics. He received his bachelor in Theoretical Physics by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and his PhD by the State University of New York at Stony Brook under the supervision of Prof. Jac Verbaarschot.
He has held research appointments in the Université Paris-Sud and Princeton University (2004-2009) where he was also lecturer for three years. He was assistant professor in the University of Lisbon and then staff member of the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University for six years until he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a tenured associate professor.
He has over ninety publications, including papers in Nature Materials, Physical Review X and several Physical Review Letters, and over forty invitations to international conferences. In the last few years he has supervised several postdocs, PhD students and master students. Some of them are now researchers in Imperial College, Cambridge, Leiden University or found permanent positions in their home countries. He has been the recipient of awards and grants from public research agencies and private foundations in UK, European Union, Portugal, Japan and Spain including Marie Curie, MECD-Fullbright and EPSRC Career Acceleration fellowships. He is a referee for leading research journals such Nature Physics and also funding agencies in Netherlands, Germany, Argentina and UK. He has active collaborations, and recent papers, with senior researchers in MIT, UC Santa Barbara, RIKEN and Kyoto University.
Highlights of his research includes a theory of finite size effects in nano-superconductors and its experimental demonstration, the development of a novel theory of defect formation in dynamical phase transitions, a semiclassical analytical description of the Anderson metal-insulator transition and his recent proposals of a novel form of quantum matter based on Efimov physics.
Two of the main themes of his current research are the physics of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model, a simple model of strongly interacting fermions in a quantum dot which has a gravity dual, and low dimensional superconductivity with a special emphasis on quantum coherence effects that may be employed in the design of superconducting materials with high tunable properties.
Observation of shell effects in superconducting nanoparticles of Sn
S.Bose, A.M.García-García, M.M.Ugeda, J.D.Urbina,C.H.Michaelis,I.Brihuega and K.Kern, Nature Materials 9,550(2010).
Defect formation beyond Kibble-Zurek mechanism and holography
P. Chesler, H. Liu, A.M.García-García, Phys. Rev. X 5, 021015 (2015)
Universal clusters as building blocks of stable quantum matter
S. Endo, P. Naidon, A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. A 93, 053611 (2016).
BCS theory for finite size superconductors
A semiclassical theory of the Anderson transition
A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 076404 (2008).
Dissipation in a simple model of a topological Josephson junction
P. Matthews, P. Ribeiro, A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 247001 (2014).
A general class of holographic superconductors
Experimental observation of thermal fluctuations in single superconducting Pb nanoparticles through tunneling measurements
I.Brihuega, A.M.García-García, P.Ribeiro, M.M.Ugeda, C.H.Michaelis, S.Bose, K. Kern,Phys. Rev. B 84, 104525 (2011).(EditorSuggestions)
Strong enhancement of bulk superconductivity by engineering granular materials
J. Mayoh, A. M. García-García, Phys. Rev. B 90, 134513 (2014).
Holographic approach to phase transitions
S. Franco, A.M. García-García, D. Rodriguez, Phys.Rev.D 81, 041901 (2010)
Chiral phase transition in QCD asametal insulator transition
Finite size corrections to the blackbody radiation laws
Critical statistics in quantum chaos and Calogero Sutherland model at finite temperature
Spectral and thermodynamic properties of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model
A. M. García-García, Jacobus J. M. Verbaarschot, Phys. Rev. D 94, 126010 (2016)