Antoine Georges
Born (1961-04-14) 14 April 1961 (age 61)
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique, École Normale Supérieure
Known forDynamical mean-field theory
AwardsAneesur Rahman Prize (2020)
CNRS Silver Medal (2007)
EPS Europhysics Prize (2006)
Dargelos Prize (2004)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton University
Ecole Normale Supérieure
Ecole Polytechnique
Collège de France
University of Geneva
Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation

Antoine Georges (born 1961) is a French physicist. He is a professor at the Collège de France in Paris (where he holds the chair of Condensed Matter Physics) and the director of the Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Flatiron Institute, New York.


Georges' interest in science began during his teenage years at his father's laboratory at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research.[1] In 1983 he graduated from the École Polytechnique and joined École Normale Supérieure where he completed his PhD in 1988 (Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was the president of his PhD committee).

In 1989, he became a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University in order to work on high-critical-temperature superconductors in the group of Phil Anderson.[1] In the Fall of 1990, he started collaborating with Gabriel Kotliar who had recently joined Rutgers University and together they developed today's formulation of Dynamical Mean Field Theory by mapping it onto the self-consistent solution of a quantum impurity model. He also worked with Anirvan Sengupta on Kondo effects and performed theoretical work on spin glasses and quantum spin liquids along with Olivier Parcollet and Subir Sachdev. He returned to Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1991 as a researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and an adjunct professor at Ecole Polytechnique.

In 2003, he was appointed full professor at Ecole Polytechnique and relocated there, creating a research group in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Centre de Physique Théorique. He was the chair of the physics department of Ecole Polytechnique from 2006 to 2009. In 2009, he was elected a professor at the Collège de France on the chair of condensed matter physics.[2][3]

In 2010 he was named Sommerfeld lecturer by the Ludwig Maximilian University and in 2011 became Schrödinger lecturer at the ETH Zurich. The same year he became a part-time professor at the University of Geneva and prior to all of it, he was a recipient of the Dargelos Prize in 2004 from his alma mater. In 2006 he was awarded the Europhysics Prize in condensed matter and next year he was honoured with a CNRS Silver Medal.[4][5] He has been jointly awarded the 2022 Feenberg Memorial Medal with Gabriel Kotliar and Dieter Vollhardt for work that has significantly advanced the field of many-body physics.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Antoine Georges: Theorist of Condensed Matter". CNRS International Magazine. CNRS. ISSN 1778-1442.
  2. ^ "Antoine Georges". Centre de Physique Théorique. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Antoine Georges was appointed as a teacher at the Collège de France in February 2009". École Polytechnique. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Antoine Georges". Academia Europaea. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "Antoine Georges and Gabriel Kotliar were both awarded the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize in 2006". École Polytechnique. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Feenberg Memorial Medal awardees announced! – RPMBT 21". Retrieved 2022-10-03.