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Gabriel Aeppli, PhD FRS (born 25 November 1956 in Zurich) is a Swiss-American distinguished physicist, co founder of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and professor of physics at ETH Zürich and EPF Lausanne, and head of the Synchrotron and Nanotechnology department of the Paul Scherrer Institute, also in Switzerland...
He has contributed substantially to spectroscopy on the magnetism of disordered systems and on high-temperature superconductors and antiferromagnetism identifying magnets with tuneable quantum fluctuations that can be used to study the transition between classical and quantum behavior. His work has helped to demonstrate that quantum spin fluctuations underlie exotic superconductivity.
Son of mathematician Alfred Aeppli and Dorothee Aeppli, Gabriel was born in Zürich 25 November 1956. Brothers: Jacob, and Andreas.
Gabriel Aeppli moved from Zürich shortly after birth with his father in the United States.
He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he in 1978 obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics. and PhD, M.Sc. & B.Sc in Electrical Engineering (1983).
He was a research assistant at MIT and industrial co-op -Student of IBM. From 1982 he was at the Bell Laboratories hired in 1993 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. From 1996 to 2002 he was a Senior Research Scientist at the NEC Laboratories in Princeton.
- 2015 Fellow National Academy of Sciences
- 2012 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society
- 2008 Institute of Physics: Mott Prize
- 2005 American Physical Society: Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize
- 2005 Majumdar Memorial Award of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
- 2003 Neel Medal (magnetism price of IUPAP)
- 2002 Wolfson Research Award of the Royal Society
- 2002 Riso National Laboratory Fellow
- 2002 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
- 1997 Fellow of the American Physical Society
- 1996 Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- "Neutron Scattering from Random Ferromagnets", Gabriel Aeppli, 1982 - 310 pages
- "Quantum Phase Transitions in Transverse Field Models", Amit Dutta, Gabriel Aeppli, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Uma Divakaran, Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Diptiman Sen, Cambridge University Press, 28 Jan 2015 - Science - 360 pages
- Time Magazine 2006