# Thierry Giamarchi

Thierry Giamarchi graduated from École Normale Supérieure in Paris and received his Ph.D. from Paris XI University in 1987. He has been a member of the CNRS from 1986 and in 2002 moved to the University of Geneva as a professor. His research deals with the effects of interactions in low-dimensional quantum systems and on the effects of disorder in classical and quantum systems.

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## Deconstructing the electron

Published September 21, 2009
An angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy study of electron transport along quasi-one-dimensional $\text{Mo}$-$\text{O}$ chains of ${\text{Li}}_{0.9}{\text{Mo}}_{6}{\text{O}}_{17}$ reveals puzzling behavior that does not fit within the available one-dimensional theory frameworks and likely points to undiscovered physics.