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Dr J-S. Caux has been appointed Professor of Theory of low-dimensional quantum condensed matter at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

Dr J-S. Caux (1971) has been appointed Professor of Theory of low-dimensional quantum condensed matter at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

Jean-Sébastien Caux's research focuses on the development of new methods for the description of strongly-correlated quantum condensed matter systems. He specialises in integrable (exactly solvable) models of many-body physics in one dimension, such as quantum wires and atomic chains. His work combines applied mathematics, field theory and numerical methods, and finds many applications in the description of experiments on magnetic materials and ultracold atomic systems.

Caux has been working at the UvA’s Institute for Theoretical Physics since 2003 and became an associate professor in 2007. He originates from Canada and graduated as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford (GB). After working as a researcher at the University of British Columbia (Canada), he returned to Oxford as fellow of All Souls College. Caux has received several research grants, including a Springboard grant (Springplanksubsidie) and two ‘Projectruimte' grants from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). In 2010, he received a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He has many publications to his credit in international scientific journals such as Nature, Nature Physics and Physical Review Letters.