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Gabriel Kotliar, Ph.D.

CEO (Scientific Director)

Gabriel Kotliar initiated Comscope in 2015 and is one of its Managing Directors. He holds a Board of Governors Professor Chair in the Physics Department at Rutgers University and a part-time position at Brookhaven National Lab. He is one of the founding fathers of the dynamical mean field theory (DMFT) and well known for his fundamental research contributions to the theory of strongly correlated electron systems - the theory of the Mott transition, superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems, Hund metals, the electronic structure of transition metal oxides, lanthanides and actinides, and the development of first principles approaches for predicting physical properties of these materials. With Comscope Gabriel Kotliar envisions taking strongly correlated material science to the next level. In this vision, computational and theory based material science will gain predictive power to support and guide experimentalists in the search for new functional materials. At Comscope he brought together leading experts in the field. Together with Managing Director Robert Konik, Gabriel Kotliar provides the strategic direction for the center. Based on his long-time experience, he gives research advice to software developers, experimentalists, and theorists.

Gabriel Kotliar has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2001. He has organized and served on the advisory board for numerous conferences and meetings, and has coauthored over two hundred publications in refereed journals.  

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