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Jean-Sébastien Caux

University of Amsterdam

Jean-Sébastien Caux is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam. A Canadian citizen, he obtained his PhD in Oxford, was postdoctoral Fellow in All Souls, and moved to the Netherlands in 2003. Specialized in condensed matter theory, his interests include exactly-solvable models of many-body quantum mechanics, and their relation to in- and out-of-equilibrium dynamics of experimentally-realizable quantum magnets, cold atomic systems and nanodevices. He is a recipient among others of the NWO Vici and ERC Advanced grants.

Besides his research activities, he is actively involved in the reform of scientific publishing. He is the founder, implementer and current chairman of SciPost.