My research interests have covered a broad range of questions within high-energy theoretical physics, including applications to cosmology, astrophysics and condensed matter. At present, I am working on problems aimed to investigate the properties of the different phases of quark matter at finite temperature and density and under the influence of magnetic fields. The outcomes of these investigations can be of relevance for the physics of the quark-gluon plasma created in the aftermath of heavy-ion collisions, as well as for the astrophysics of highly magnetized compact stars, as the so-called magnetars. My research has been continually funded by NSF and DOE research grants. I have established international collaborations with scientists from the Bogoliubov Theoretical Physics Institute (Kiev, Ukraine), the Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia, Spain, the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China, and the Interdisciplinary Center for Theoretical Study of the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. I have extensive experience mentoring students, both undergraduate and graduate. In the last four years our research group has trained five post-docs, six graduate and five undergraduate students.
PhD from Lebedev Physical Institute (Moscow, Russia)
BS from the School of Physics, Havana University (Havana, Cuba)
Scholarship / Publications
1. Dissipationless Hall Current in Dense Quark Matter in a Magnetic Field, E. J. Ferrer, V. de la Incera, Lett. B769 (2017) 208. 2. Exploring Dense and Cold QCD in Magnetic Fields, E.J. Ferrer, V. de la Incera, Eur. Phys. J. A52 (2016) 266.
2. Crystalline Chiral Condensates as a Component of Compact Stars, S. Carignano, E. J. Ferrer, V. de la Incera and L. Paulucci, Phys. Rev. D92 (2015) 105018.
3. BCS-BEC Crossover and Stability in a Nambu-Jona-Lasinio Model with Diquark-Diquark Repulsion, Efrain J. Ferrer, Vivian de la Incera, Jason P. Keith, and Israel Portillo. Nucl. Phys. A. 933 (2015) 229.
4. Quark Antiscreening at Strong Magnetic Field and Inverse Magnetic Catalysis, E.J. Ferrer, V. de la Incera, and X.J. Wen, Phys. Rev. D91 (2015) 054006.
5. Paraelectricity in Magnetized Massless QED, E. J. Ferrer, V. de la Incera, and A. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 (2011) 041602.
6. Dynamically Induced Zeeman Effect in Massless QED, E. J. Ferrer and V. de la Incera. Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 050402.
7. Magnetic Fields Boosted by Gluon Vortices in Color Superconductivity, E. J. Ferrer and V. de la Incera. Phys. Rev. Lett.97 (2006) 122301.
8. Magnetic Color Flavor Locking Phase in High Density QCD, E. J. Ferrer, V. de la Incera and C. Manuel. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 152002. Featured in the bulletin of the AIP: Physics News Update, Number 752, November 2, 2005.
9. Neutrino Propagation in Strongly Magnetized Medium, E. Elizalde and E. J. Ferrer, and V. de la Incera, Phys. Rev. D 70 (2004) 043012.
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Last Updated: 6/3/2017