Jamal Berakdar is a theoretical physicist with research interests in various aspects of electronic many-body systems with emphasis on time and spin-dependent processes. After the undergraduate years at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg in Germany, he took a PhD in theoretical Physics in 1994 from the University of Freiburg followed by a postdoctoral period at the Royal Holloway College, University of London. From 1995-1997 he spent a research stay on a Humboldt fellowship at the Australian National University, Canberra, and from 1997-2006 he was a staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany. From 2006- present he has been a full professor of theoretical physics at the Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany.
Quantum and classical many body systems, Quantum information, Optics and magnetism