USC Kortschak Center For Learning and Creativity



Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Gene has concentrated his efforts on the physics of strongly correlated electrons in solids. His group has developed a set of novel computational schemes for treating electronic tight-binding models and has used these methods to investigate the high-temperature superconductors discovered in the late 1980′s. Within the last two years experimental studies have confirmed many of the predictions made by Bickers and collaborators. In addition five or six theoretical groups worldwide now make use of the computational methods developed by Bickers’ group.

He received a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia and a master’s and doctorate in physics from Cornell University.