Antoine Georges, Ph.D.

CCQ Director, Flatiron Institute
Professor of Physics, Collège de France
Antoine Georges’s website

Antoine Georges is a professor of physics at the Collège de France, where he holds the chair in condensed matter physics. He also has joint appointments with École Polytechnique and the University of Geneva. He received his Ph.D. from the École Normale Supérieure in 1988. His early research concerned the statistical mechanics of disordered systems, but his main focus has been on the physics of quantum materials with strong electron-electron interactions. These materials possess remarkable electronic properties and functionalities. Georges is one of the inventors of dynamical mean field theory, for which he shared the 2006 Europhysics 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, Georges has made contributions linking condensed matter physics and quantum optics and has also contributed to the field of ultra-cold atomic gases. Georges received the 2007 Silver Medal from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and was awarded a Synergy grant from the European Research Council.

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