
Antoine
Georges
Centre de
Physique Théorique (CPHT)
École Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
France
Tel.: +33(0)169334292
Fax.: +33(0)169334949
firstname.lastname@cpht.polytechnique.fr 
Professor at Collège de France
and at Ecole Polytechnique


Research
Interests

My
research interests are in theoretical condensed matter and statistical
physics. Most of my recent research deals with the physics of strong
electronelectron interactions. These interactions have
spectacular effects in materials such as transition metals
and their oxides, hightemperature superconductors, felectron compounds and organic conductors. I am
interested in these effects from
the viewpoint of models
and basic mechanisms, as well as in combination with firstprinciple
electronic structure methods.
I also
have a strong interest in the physics of cold atoms
in
optical lattices.

Publications

I am the author of ~ 130 publications.
My publications
posterior to 1992 can
be accessed on arXiv.
I list below 4 more extensive publications (2 review articles and
2 recent sets of lecture notes published as book chapters):
Anomalous
diffusion in disordered
media: statistical mechanisms, models and physical applications.
J.P Bouchaud and A.Georges
Physics
Reports 195 (1990) 127
Dynamical
meanfield theory of strongly correlated fermion systems and the limit
of infinite dimensions.
A.Georges, G.Kotliar, W.Krauth and M.Rozenberg
Reviews
of Modern Physics 68 (1996) 13125
Strongly Correlated
Electron Materials: Dynamical MeanField Theory and
Electronic Structure.
A.Georges, in: Lectures on the physics of highly correlated electron systems VIII,
A.Avella and F.Mancini Eds.
AIP
Conference Proceedings  August 20, 2004  Volume 715, Issue 1,
pp. 374
Freely available version of these lecture notes: condmat/0403123
(as taught in the Troisieme Cycle de la Suisse Romande, EPFL, 2002)
Condensed Matter Physics With Light And Atoms: Strongly Correlated Cold Fermions
in Optical Lattices
A.Georges, in: Ultracold Fermi gases, International School of Physics Enrico Fermi Vol 164, edited by M.Inguscio, W.Ketterle and C.Salomon
Freely available version of these lecture notes: arXiv:condmat/0702122

A Brief Vitae

I
graduated from Ecole
Polytechnique
in 1983,
and joined Ecole Normale Superieure ( Laboratoire
de Physique Théorique) for my
graduate studies. After initial steps
(and a few publications) in highenergy theory, I worked for several
years on disordered systems, most notably spinglasses and nonBrownian
diffusion in disordered environments (I am the author of a review
article on this subject, in
collaboration with J.P. Bouchaud). I
defended my PhD thesis at LPTENS in 1988 (the committee was chaired by Pierre Gilles
de Gennes).
At this stage, I was ready for a change and wanted to learn about
stronglycorrelated electron systems (it was soon after the discovery
of hightemperature superconductors), and I was offered in 1989 a
postdoc at Princeton University with Phil Anderson and Daniel Fisher. I
worked there from 1989 to 1991. In the fall of 1990, I started
collaborating with Gabriel Kotliar, who had recently joined Rutgers
University. We developed together the mapping onto a selfconsistent
quantum impurity model, which is at the heart of the Dynamical
MeanField Theory approach to strongly correlated fermion systems. I
have pursued research in condensed matter physics of strongly
correlated systems ever since my return to France, in the fall of 1991.
Among the research achievements that I am particularly happy with are:
the DMFTbased theory of the Mott transition (with Werner
Krauth, and in close connection with the Rutgers group of G.Kotliar),
the exact solution of the 2impurity 2channel Kondo problem (with
Anirvan Sengupta), an investigation of the 2impurity Kondo effect in
double quantum dots (with Yigal Meir), a largeN study of quantum
Heisenberg spinglasses and doped spin liquids (with Olivier Parcollet
and Subir Sachdev), a collaboration with Patrice Limelette and the
group of Denis Jerome which resulted in the first experimental study of
the critical behaviour at the Mott critical endpoint, several studies
of correlated materials combining DMFT with
abinitio density functional methods, including a proposal
for merging GW and DMFT into a firstprinciple scheme for strongly
correlated materials (with Silke Biermann and Ferdi Aryasetiawan), and
work on cooling and spectroscopy in ultracold atom systems.
Recently, my research has focused mostly on the physics of copperoxide
hightemperature superconductors, iron pnictides, and the emerging
field of condensed matter physics with ultracold atoms in optical
lattices.
In 2003, I moved to
Ecole Polytechnique, where I have set up a research group on strongly
correlated systems in the Centre
de Physique
Théorique. In 2009, I have been awarded the chair of Condensed Matter Physics at Collège de France.
Please visit the group
homepage !
Distinctions: I received the "Anatole et Suzanne Abragam Prize" of the
Academie des Sciences in 1991, the "Prix Dargelos" in 2004 (here, the speech
in French I gave on this occasion) and the " Médaille d'Argent
du CNRS" in 2007. In 2006, with Gabriel Kotliar, Walter Metzner,
Dieter Vollhardt, I was awarded the Condensed Matter Europhysics Prize (European Physical Society and Agilent Technologies) for ``the development and application of Dynamical MeanField Theory''.
More
detailed (and formal) cv
(in French, with a publication list over the period 20052008).

Teaching and
Lecture Notes

I am currently teaching the following courses:
 An
undergraduatelevel course at Ecole
Polytechnique Introduction
to quantum solidstate physics.
 A graduate
course in Manybody
theory and strongly correlated systems
in the secondyear of the Physics
Master, at Ecole
Normale Superieure. See the "Lecture notes" section of this website.
 A researchoriented set of lectures at Collège de France. The topics of these lectures change every year and focus on issues of current interest in condensed matter physics.
If you are interested in a recent Introduction to Dynamical MeanField
Theory, and to strongly correlated materials in general, please check
out the "Lecture notes" section of this website.
