Assistant professor at UvA (IoP)
After studying physics at Leiden University, Erik moved to the University of Geneva where he obtained a PhD in experimental physics in 2009. His thesis work on high temperature superconductivity was awarded the IBM prize for condensed matter physics research by the Swiss physical society in 2010. He moved to the University of Amsterdam as postdoctoral scholar and became a Veni Laureate in 2010. In 2013 he moved to the University of California: San Diego before returning to the University of Amsterdam where he leads a research group on optical spectroscopy of quantum matter.
Quantum information theory provides the necessary toolbox to quantify and analyze entangled qubit states. In analogy, these ideas can be applied to many-body quantum states in strongly correlated electron materials. Erik’s research focusses on testing these principles in an experimental context.