helmut g. katzgraber
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Helmut Katzgraber
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Office:  MPHYS 409
Phone: (+1)  979  845 8532
Fax: (+1)  979  845 2590
E-mail: hgk[at]tamu.edu
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Department of Physics & Astronomy
Texas A&M University, 4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242 USA


Helmut Katzgraber was born in Lima, Peru and is Austrian citizen. After growing up in Lima and completing military duties in the Austrian army, he studied physics at ETH Zurich where he graduated with a Diploma with distinction under the supervision of Prof. Gianni Blatter. He received his PhD in Physics in 2001 under the supervision of Prof. A. Peter Young at the University of California Santa Cruz for numerical studies of spin-glass systems. After a one-year postdoctoral position with Profs. Gergely Zimanyi and Richard Scalettar at the University of California Davis where he worked on numerical studies of magnetic recording media, he returned to ETH Zurich in 2002 as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Gianni Blatter at the Institute for Theoretical Physics. In 2007 he was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation professorship and in 2009 he joined TAMU as a tenure-track assistant professor. In 2011 he received an NSF CAREER award. In 2012 he was tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at TAMU and in 2015 promoted to professor. In parallel, since since 2014 he is external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. His main research fields in computational physics are the investigation of disordered and complex systems, as well as the study of problems related to quantum computing.

• Oct. 1992 - Apr. 1997 Diploma in Physics (ETH Zürich)
• Oct. 1997 - Jun. 1998 Master of Science (UC Santa Cruz)
• Jun. 1998 - Aug. 2001 Doctor of Philosophy (UC Santa Cruz)
• Oct. 2001 - Oct. 2002 Postdoctoral Researcher (UC Davis)
• Oct. 2002 - Mar. 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher (ITP ETH Zürich)
• Mar. 2007 - Mar. 2013 Assistant Professor (SNF, ITP ETH Zürich)
• Jan. 2009 - Aug. 2012 Assistant Professor (Texas A&M University)
• Sep. 2012 - Aug. 2015 Associate Professor (with tenure, Texas A&M University)
• Sep. 2015 - Professor (Texas A&M University)

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