Dr. Heinz runs a research program in the Departments of Applied Physics and Photon Science at Stanford University. His research has provided a deeper understanding of the relationship between the structure of nanoscale materials and their electronic and optical properties. His team has recently elucidated the unusual electronic properties of new atomically thin semiconductors, including the changes in the electronic structure with thickness, the accessibility of the valley degree of freedom by optical excitation, and the role of strong many-body effects. Dr. Heinz has also made important contributions to the development of new spectroscopic techniques, including nonlinear spectroscopy at surfaces and terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, which have led to increased understanding of the electronic properties of diverse materials. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Optics Prize of the International Commission for Optics, a Senior Research Award from the von Humboldt Foundation, the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics and the Frank Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society. Dr. Heinz earned his PhD from the University of California in Berkeley.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
Stanford University, Department of Applied Physics