Karyn Le Hur is a theoretical physicist aiming to answer fundamental questions in physics-related interdisciplinary research areas engaging many-body systems, condensed matter, quantum information theory, AMO systems and nanoelectronics.
She did her PhD thesis at LPS Orsay France (1995-1998) with Bernard Coqblin on Kondo physics. Then, she was post-doctoral associate at ETH Zurich in the group of T. Maurice Rice working on strongly correlated matter and high-Tc superconductors (1998-2000). In 2000, she obtained a 6-year position in the group of Markus Buttiker in Geneva to learn mesoscopic physics (2000-2002). From 2002 to 2006, she was assistant and (tenure) associate professor at Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada, and in 2006-2011 associate professor at Yale Unviersity in USA. In 2012, she accepted a CNRS DR-research position in France, at CPHT Ecole Polytechnique, and she is also PCC professor at Ecole Polytechnique (partial time) since 2012. She is still a member of the CIFAR program in Canada.