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Carlo Beenakker

Professor of Theory of condensed matter

Name
Prof.dr. C.W.J. Beenakker
Telephone
+31 71 527 5532
E-mail
beenakker@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl

Carlo Beenakker knows all about the quantum world. He looks at the behaviour of quantum particles and considers how this knowledge can be used to develop new technologies. He is currently considering how to build a quantum computer in a laboratory.

More information about Carlo Beenakker

Our world is shrinking, or at least our electronic devices are. From PCs to mobile phones: everything is smaller and thinner. The smaller the chip, the better it can conduct electricity and pass on information. We are able to make these chips smaller, because our knowledge about the smallest particles in the world, such as electrons and protons, is increasing. How small are these particles? Imagine the tip of a human hair but then thousands of times smaller. Leiden physicist Carlo Beenakker knows all about this world. He looks at the behaviour of these particles and considers how this knowledge can be used to develop new technologies. He is currently considering how to build a quantum computer in a laboratory (see picture).

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Professor of Theory of condensed matter

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Leids Instituut Onderzoek Natuurkunde
  • LION - Theoretical Physics

Work address

Oort Building
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
Room number 261

Contact

Publications

  • Institute for Molecules and Materials, Nijmegen Science Advisory Board
  • National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan International Advisory Committee
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Editorial board member of Science Magazine
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft Editor Annalen der Physik
  • Gemeente Leiden Conference Ambassador
  • Institute of Physics Editor New Journal of Physics
  • European Research Council review panel member
  • Porticus Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee
  • Lorentzfonds voorzitter commissie wetenschappelijke bestedingen