Cecile Repellin, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Physics and Modelisation Condensed Matter

Dr. Repillin is a CNRS researcher in Grenoble, France at the Laboratory of Physics and Modelisation Condensed Matter (LPMMC) since 2019. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, and was subsequently a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany (2015 – 2017) and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at MIT (2017 – 2019). Her research focuses on the theory of strongly correlated quantum matter, which are systems where the interactions between matter constituents are so strong that they cannot be taken into account perturbatively.

Her goal is to relate the universal physics described by simple models and effective theories to the complex systems realized in experiments, for example in two-dimensional solid state materials or in cold atoms in optical lattices. She makes predictions about the fate of these realistic systems, and designs protocols to probe their most exotic properties, by using numerical tools such as exact diagonalization and the density matrix renormalization group.

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