Thursday, 18 June, 2009
Prof. Ulrich Schollwöck joins CeNS as Ordinary Member
Originating from Munich, Ulrich Schollwöck studied physics at LMU and at Balliol College Oxford where he graduated with a Diploma (Munich) and Master of Science (Oxford). During his time in Munich, he held a stipend from the renowned Maximilianeum Foundation. Ulrich Schollwöck then moved to Paris where he earned his PhD in 1995 at the Service de Physique Theorique of the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA). From 1995 to 2002, he was Assistant Professor in the group of Prof. Herbert Wagner at LMU Munich and then became a group leader at the MPI for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. Subsequent to a stay at LMU as Associate Professor in theoretical physics (2003-2004), he held a Chair in theoretical physics at RWTH Aachen from 2004 to 2009. Since April 2009, Ulrich Schollwöck holds a Chair in theoretical physics at LMU Munich where his work focuses on the simulation of strongly correlated quantum systems in solid state physics and atomic and molecular quantum optics.