For his pioneering research in the field of theoretical solid state physics, Prof. Antoine Georges was awarded the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics, which is jointly awarded by the Joachim Herz Stiftung and the Hamburg Center for Ultrafast imaging (CUI).
Prof. Georges` work opens up an understanding of how the properties of materials, such as metallic or insulating oxides, are influenced by their structure and by the interactions between electrons at the atomic scale.
The Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics goes along with a perspective research and teaching stay at the University of Hamburg. “We are very much looking forward to Antoine Georges` visits at CUI. Apart from his research on superconductivity, his models for correlations of electrons in solids provide many starting-points for joint research activities in Hamburg, for instance in the field of ultracold gases“, says Prof. Klaus Sengstock, chairperson of the prize committee and spokesperson of CUI.
The award ceremony will take place during the annual CUI Colloquium at Science Campus Bahrenfeld in Hamburg between November 12th and 14th 2014.