Pethick – University of Copenhagen

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Christopher Pethick

Professor, Theoretical Physics

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Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Building B, room Ba1

Chris Pethick is Professor at the NBIA. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Oxford, and received his D. Phil degree in 1965. After a period as a postdoc at the University of Illinois, he joined the teaching faculty there, becoming full professor in 1973. In that year he also became a professor at Nordita. In 2008 he received the Lars Onsager Prize of the American Physical Society for his work on quantum liquids and cold atomic gases, and in 2011 the Society's Hans Bethe Prize for his work in nuclear physics and astrophysics.

His research focuses on condensed matter in the laboratory and in the cosmos. Current interests include the neutron stars (especially the properties of their solid crusts), neutrino processes in dense matter, and ultracold atomic gases.