Background and activities

Arne Brataas is the director of the Center of Excellence QuSpin (

Brataas received his Ph.D. in physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1997. 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 PhD students directly supervised: 

Ph.D. students: Therese Frostad, Andreas Tiedemann Glaser Janssønn, Bjørnulf Brekke, and Vemund Falch.


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Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications