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Solid State Theory Seminar: Death of a Quasiparticle: Strong Correlations from Hund's Coupling

Prof. Antoine Georges, College de France and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

28.01.2011 at 10:15 


Short Biography

Antoine Georges (Collège de France and École Polytechnique, Paris) is a leading theorist in condensed matter physics. His ground-breaking contributions to the development of the Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT) deepened the understanding of correlation effects in solids. Moreover, his work led to considerable insights in the fields of ultracold gases and high-temperature superconductors and advanced the understanding of materials such as transition-metal oxides and rare earth compounds. He bridges the gap between fundamental solid-state research and materials science.

Antoine Georges studied at the École Polytechnique in Paris, where he also holds a professorship and heads a research group on ''Strongly correlated quantum materials'' since 2003. He obtained his PhD from École Normale Supérieure, where he worked as a researcher in the 90s, after a postdoc in Princeton. He received many honors and awards, the ''Anatole et Suzanne Abragam Prize'' of the Académie des Sciences in 1991, the ''Prix Dargelos'' in 2004 and the ''Médaille d'Argent du CNRS'' in 2007. In 2006, with Gabriel Kotliar, Walter Metzner and Dieter Vollhardt, he was awarded the Condensed Matter Europhysics Prize (European Physical Society and Agilent Technologies) for ''the development and application of Dynamical Mean-Field Theory''. In 2009, he was awarded the chair of Condensed Matter Physics at the Collège de France.

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