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Cristiane de Morais Smith

Professor, Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University

I work on condensed matter physics, more specifically on strongly correlated systems. My research spans a large variety of lowdimensional quantum systems, ranging from high-temperature superconductors to quantum Hall systems, graphene, and carbon nanotubes.

More recently, I became interested in cold atoms physics. When loaded into optical lattices, ultracold quantum gases allow us to emulate condensed matter systems.

The research done in my group involves mostly analytical techniques, such as field theory, renormalization group, Chern-Simons theory, bosonization, etc. The emphasis of my research resides in the connections between different physical systems, and how the knowledge of one system can be used to help the understanding of a more complex one.


  • –present
    Professor, Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University