Antoine Georges, Ph.D.

CCQ Director, Flatiron Institute
Professor of Physics
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Antoine Georges is Professor of Physics at Collège de France (Paris), where he holds the chair of Condensed Matter Physics. He also has joint appointments with École Polytechnique, France and University of Geneva, Switzerland. He obtained his Ph.D. from École Normale Supérieure in 1988. While his early research concerned the statistical mechanics of disordered systems, his main focus has been on the physics of quantum materials in which electron-electron interactions are strong. These materials possess remarkable electronic properties and functionalities. He is one of the co-inventors of dynamical mean field theory, for which he shared the 2006 Europhysics Condensed Matter Prize. This theory has deeply transformed our understanding of these materials and our ability to explain, calculate and predict their physical properties. In recent years, he made contributions at the frontier between condensed-matter physics and quantum optics, to the field of ultra-cold atomic gases. Professor Georges also received the 2007 Silver Medal of the CNRS, as well as a major Synergy Grant from the European Research Council.

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