Blochbusters is a group of Harvard-affiliated theoretical physicists which emerged from intensive research under the supervision of Eric J. Heller (Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics). As Blochbusters, we love both science and art. We do rigorous fundamental science, at the same time seek for fascinatingly artistic nature of the matter. We believe the universe always reveals its beauty if you look at it with sheer curiosity and open-mindedness. Thinking outside the box is our prominent principle! Part of our research is to ask well posed questions that can be answered by the tools of theoretical physics. We hope that by answering these questions - mathematically and visually - we can achieve a better apprehension of how this universe ticks. That's the Blochbusters spirit we try to instill!
Our name refers to the great 20th century physicist Felix Bloch, and the last thing we want to do is bust him personally. He has 15 or so different phenomena and discoveries named after him and none to our knowledge are in any question. So, why the name? His influence on condensed matter physics has been a little like Aristotle's was for many centuries: taken with such authority that other ways of thinking (not contradictory ways – just “other”) are suppressed. Bloch had a lively mind that we are fairly sure he would have applauded our efforts, if not our playful name!