Joel Moore


After eighteen years and some mid-level administrative roles (vice and interim department chair; leader of a DOE center; co-chair of CAC-PS), I have managed to gain a slightly better idea of how Berkeley functions than I had when I started out here.  I would like to do my part to ensure that Berkeley continues to be viewed as the best place for successful faculty careers to develop.


Joel Moore is a theoretical physicist studying the behavior of quantum materials, in which quantum mechanics leads to an unexpectedly rich range of phenomena.  Understanding how new kinds of particles emerge as excitations in a solid, for example, but also leads to new information and energy technologies including quantum computing and solar energy.  He joined Berkeley as an assistant professor in 2002 and is currently Chern-Simons Professor of Physics and a Senior Faculty Scientist at LBNL.