Hélène Spring


Research interests

My research is focused on theory and numerics of quantum condensed matter systems. Why search for real-space magnetic monopoles (10^16 GeV) when you can get them for 1 eV in reciprocal space? This is all part of the appeal of quasiparticles, and the study of such emergent phenomena can reveal many particularities of the microscopic world around us.

In particular, I'm interested in topological classification and its extensions, crystalline topological defects and the modeling of effects of electron correlations and many-body systems. To me, these topics offer the possibility to delve into some very fundamental physical notions, and they are sure to offer some fun opportunities to further our understanding of the universe.

Contact and further information




F330, Lorentzweg 1, 2628CJ Delft, The Netherlands



Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Theory, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands


M.Sc. in Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands


B.Sc. in Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland


B.Sc. in Russian and Japanese language and civilization, University of Geneva, Switzerland