Loyola University Maryland

Department of Physics

Bom Soo Kim

Lecturer                                                                                Bom Soo Kim

Physics Department
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
Office: 205 Knott Hall
Office Tel: 410-617-2078


Bom Soo Kim received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a joint postdoc at IESL-FORTH and University of Crete working together with an experimentalist (high-temperature superconductivity) and a string theorist. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University and as a teaching postdoc at the University of Kentucky before joining Loyola University Maryland as a full time Lecturer on Fall 2017.

Recent papers:

On March 5, a paper with a title ``Modeling Hall viscosity in magnetic-skyrmion systems'' is published in an open-access journal Physical Review Research by APS

Modeling Hall Viscosity

The talk slides of the paper is uploaded in the 2020 March Meeting site. The corresponding YouTube video can be found in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vo-VF0k-L4

During the summer 2019, an invited review paper on Magnetic Skyrmions and Hall transport is published in the Journal of Phyiscs: Condensed Matter. This review is also available on arXiv.  This extensive review covers the newly developed topic, Skyrmion Hall transport, with the three enveloping themes: first principle, phenomenological, and experimental aspects.

My previous paper on Entanglement entropy in the presence of Wilson loop, chemical potential and current source is published in the open access journal Nuclear Physics B on September 2019. The paper is available on arXiv. In the paper, I have shown that entanglement entropy can distinguish quantum states with different topological properties due to Wilson loops. This paper is a continuation of a larger research program called Entanglement entropy and background gauge fields


Recently, I had a chance to present my work (invited talk) at the APS March meeting 2018 at Los Angeles, March 5-9. You can find the talk slides by click the March meeting website and the associated YouTube video

American Physical Society March Meeting Poster

APS March Meeting session poster

Research Interests:

My broad research is Holography that provides over-arching paradigm to encompass various different fields of study. In particular, Holography connects the Quantum field theory and String theory. Recently, I have been focusing on various Quantum field theory phenomena toward the Condensed matter physics such as 

  • Magnetic Skyrmions and Hall Transport,
  • Entanglement Entropy and Background Gauge Fields, 
  • Lifshitz Hydrodynamics and Quantum Critical Point.

For the String theory side, I have been working on 

  • Effective Holographic Theories,
  • Holographic Model for a Quantum Critical Point,
  • Holographic Renormalization of Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theories, 
  • Non-Equilibrium Critical Phenomena: Aging. 

For more details on my research, please visit my research webpage

Rev. Frank Haig

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A Jesuit priest and professor emeritus of physics at Loyola, Father Frank Haig's career is an amazing confluence of faith and science