Prof. Kamien is an extremely versatile theoretical physicist with great contributions to the field of soft matter, in particular the physics and the intricate geometry and topology of liquid crystals. His strong reputation and his broad knowledge across many areas of physics are also reflected by two important editorships, as he has been Lead Editor of Journal of Modern Physics since 2017 and APS Editor in Chief (including the Physical Review series) since the beginning of 2023 (see also https://journals.aps.org/edannounce/randall-kamien-named-aps-editor-in-chief).
Prof. Kamien is also well known for his high-quality and enthusiastic lectures, and we are looking forward to his lectures on ‘Geometric and Topological Methods in Materials’ in the Delta ITP course Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics during his visit.
More information on Prof. Kamien can be found on his website.
During his visit in Utrecht, his office in the ITP will be BBG 7.84.