Theoretical solid state physics
Piet Wibertus Brouwer is considered to be one of the most productive and important minds in his discipline. He investigates current themes in solid state theory and quantum transport at the interface of the quantum and classical worlds. Under his leadership a centre for theoretical physics is proposed at Berlin's Free University, the Dahlem Centre for Complex Quantum Systems.
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Nominating University: Berlin Free University (FU)
Prof. Dr. Piet Wibertus Brouwer
37, theoretical solid state physicist from the Netherlands, studied physics and mathematics at Leiden, Netherlands, where he completed his doctorate in physics in 1997. He then spent time researching at Harvard before moving to Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, in 1999 where he has been conducting research ever since. Brouwer was granted the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2006 and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship by Cornell University in 2007.