Condensed matter physics and materials science often live in different university departments, but both fields focus on understanding how the properties of a material emerge. Condensed matter physicist Jennifer Cano and materials scientist Cyrus Dreyer have seen firsthand how advances in computation and experimentation have brought their two fields closer together. The two scientists also share a deep personal connection, having navigated their careers as a couple.
Cano and Dreyer are associate research scientists at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Quantum Physics and assistant professors at Stony Brook University. They earned their doctorates from the University of California, Santa Barbara.