Gregor Jotzu

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Gregor Jotzu is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Germany. After reading physics at the University of Oxford, he became the Michael von Clemm Fellow at Harvard University. He received his doctorate from ETH Zurich, where he studied quantum magnetism and driving-induced order using ultracold atoms in optical lattices. His work on Haldaneā€™s proposal for a topological insulator using Floquet engineering was recognized with the Prize in General Physics by the Swiss Physical Society. His current research concerns creating novel states of matter in real solids using periodic driving with ultrafast lasers, with a focus on nontrivial topology and superconductivity.


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