Background and activities

Arne Brataas received his Ph.D. in physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1997. He is the director of the Center of Excellence QuSpin ( He has been a postdoctoral fellow at TU Delft (1997-1999) and Harvard University (1999-2002) and, since 2002, professor at his alma mater. He was the chairman of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience (2013-2019) and a recipient of the 2015 ERC Advanced Grant. His main interests are quantum transport and spin dynamics in insulators, semiconductors, metals, and superconductors. 


Research Council of Norway, Senterleder, Senter for Fremragende Forskning (SFF),  Center for Quantum Spintronics

QuSpin members directly supervised: 

Post-docs: Dr. Alireza Quaiumzadeh and Dr. Junhui Zheng.

Ph.D. students: Therese Frostad, Martin Fonnum Jakobsen, Haakon Thømt Simensen, Andreas Tiedemann Glaser Janssønn, and Bjørnulf Brekke


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications