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Prof. Dr. Jörg Schmalian

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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
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Dr. Jörg Schmalian is the head of the Institute for Theory of Condensed Matter (TKM) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he leads a research group working on strongly correlated electron systems and complex quantum matter. He is also the leader of the condensed matter theory group at the Institute for Solid State Physics (IFP) at KIT. Prior to moving to Karlsruhe in 2011, Dr. Schmalian was a full professor at Iowa State University and Senior Scientists at the Department of Energy Ames Laboratory.


Research Interest

His research interest is the investigation of strongly correlated quantum mechanical many body systems, particularly their new collective behavior emerging due to competing interactions, disorder, non-equilibrium conditions or finite geometries. He is interested in understanding new materials with novel electric, optic, magnetic or thermal properties. Using quantum statistical mechanics and many-body theory, he works on phenomena such as superconductivity, quantum phase transitions, hydrodynamic transport, nano-electronics, magnetism, disordered systems and non-equilibrium dynamics.

See also the web page of Schmalian group.


Publications and CV

CV and list of publications (pdf)               

Dr. Schmalian received his doctoral degree in 1993 at the Freie University in Berlin and holds a diploma degree in physics from the Technical University of Merseburg. He has contributed more than 170 scholarly articles to the peer reviewed literature and given more than 120 invited talks at international conferences. Dr. Schmalian serves on a number of international advisory boards, has co-organized numerous international conferences, workshops and summer schools, and has been honored by several awards, including a fellowship from the American Physical Society.