Jasper van Wezel - homepage

University of Amsterdam
Institute of Physics
Postbus 94485
1090 GL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Science Park 904
room C4.265

Email: physics@jvanwezel.com

I am an associate professor in Condensed Matter Theory at the University of Amsterdam.
I do research in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITFA) within the Institute of Physics.

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*Popular science article on Quantum Physics: “Quantum Physics Isn’t as Weird as You Think. It’s Weirder.”*

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Recent Publications

  1. "Hoe maak je een zwart gat in het lab?"
    Jasper van Wezel
    Quantumuniverse.nl, 16/02 (2024)

  2. "Quantum state reduction of general initial states through spontaneous unitarity violation"
    Aritro Mukherjee, Srinivas Gotur, Jelle Aalberts, Rosa van den Ende, Lotte Mertens, and Jasper van Wezel
    Entropy, 26, 131 (2024)

  3. "Ultrafast formation of topological defects in a 2D charge density wave"
    Yun Cheng, Alfred Zong, Lijun Wu, Qingping Meng, Wei Xia, Fengfeng Qi, Pengfei Zhu, Xiao Zou, Tao Jiang, Yanfeng Guo, Jasper van Wezel, Anshul Kogar, Michael W. Zuerch, Jie Zhang, Yimei Zhu, and Dao Xiang
    Nature Physics, 20, 54 (2024)

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Recent Highlights

Phase transitions and the breakdown of quantum dynamics

A phase transition is something you encounter every day when boiling water for tea. The dynamics of quantum particles involved in such a transition however, is not yet fully understood, and even violates the prescriptions of Schrödinger's equation.
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Highlight Picture   Spiral patterns in puddles of electrons

We show that electron puddles found in a particular electronic crystal spontaneously form swirling motifs of interlocking spirals.

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Thermal Radiation from a Synthetic Black Hole Horizon

We show that the creation of a simulated black hole in one-dimensional models causes thermal radiation at the Hawking temperature of the simulated black hole.
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