Dirk van der Marel

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Dirk van der Marel has been a professor of physics in the Condensed Matter Physics Department at the University of Geneva since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 at the University of Groningen. After postdoctoral research at Philips Research Laboratories, he went on to become an assistant professor at the University of Delft and, in 1992, a full professor at the University of Groningen. He has been a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart and at Stanford University. His research interests include optical spectroscopy and electronic properties of strongly correlated electron systems. In 2016, he received the APS Frank Isakson prize for optical effects in solids.


Susceptible to Pairing

The theoretical prediction of the frequency and temperature dependent tendency toward Cooper pairing in five different scenarios allows experimental identification of mechanisms of superconductivity. Read More »


Order on Command

A current of electrons with aligned spins can be used to modify magnetic order and superconductivity in an iron-based superconductor. Read More »