Website: http://www.uva.nl/profiel/c/a/j.s.caux/j.s.caux.html and jscaux.org
Research line: Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
After undergraduate studies in Montréal, Jean-Sébastien Caux moved to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and obtained his doctorate in 1998. Following a postdoc at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, he returned to Oxford as Postdoctoral Fellow in All Souls, finally landing in Amsterdam in 2003, where he is currently Professor of Low-Dimensional Quantum Condensed Matter.
J.-S. Caux specializes in low-dimensional quantum systems. His work focuses on applying advanced, nonperturbative theoretical methods to translate state-of-the-art mathematical concepts into concrete physical predictions for strongly-correlated systems in the fields of magnetism, cold atoms and quantum nanostructures. His work has recently focused on the real-time evolution of out-of-equilibrium many-body systems.
R. Toskovic, R. van den Berg, A. Spinelli, I. S. Eli ̈ens, B. van den Toorn, B. Bryant, J.-S. Caux, A. F. Otte, “Atomic spin chain realization of a model for quantum criticality”, Nature Physics 12, 656 (2016).
B. Wouters, J. De Nardis, M. Brockmann, D. Fioretto, M. Rigol, and J.-S. Caux, “Quenching the Anisotropic Heisenberg Chain: Exact Solution and Generalized Gibbs Ensemble Predictions”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 117202 (2014).
R. van den Berg, G. P. Brandino, O. El Araby, R. M. Konik, V. Gritsev, and J.-S. Caux, “Competing interactions in semiconductor quantum dots”, Phys. Rev. B 90, 155117 (2014).