Dirk van der Marel
Dirk van der Marel is a Professor of Physics in the Condensed Matter Physics Department at the University of Geneva. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 at the university of Groningen, the Netherlands. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Philips Research Laboratories and assistant professor at the University of Delft. In 1992 he became full professor in condensed matter physics at the University of Groningen. He joined the department of condensed matter physics of the University of Geneva in 2003. He has been visiting scientist of the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart and of Stanford University. His research interests include optical spectroscopy and electronic properties of strongly correlated electron systems.
The theoretical prediction of the frequency and temperature dependent tendency toward Cooper pairing in five different scenarios allows experimental identification of mechanisms of superconductivity.