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Daniel Arovas

Daniel Arovas

Daniel Arovas is a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego, where he has been on the faculty since 1988. He received his A.B. from Princeton in 1982 and his Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 1986, after which he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago. Arovas’s area of expertise is theoretical condensed matter physics.

Awards/honors: Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), Dresden Physics Prize (2017).

Service: Arovas served four years in the DCMP chair line and was program chair of the APS March Meeting in 2020, which was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trivia: Daniel is one of the few Aspen Center for Physics participants who is also an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival & School.

Daniel Arovas

Positions Held

General Member, 1995 – 2000 & 2021 – current