Carlo Canali

Carlo Canali

Professor, Subject Representative
Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering Faculty of Technology
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I am the leader of the Condensed Matter Physics research group and the representative of the subject physics at Linnaeus University.

After a Laurea in theoretical physics at the University of Milan (Italy) I received a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics at Indiana University in Bloomington (U.S.A.). I did post-doctoral research at King's College London, at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste and at Chalmers Technical University in Göteborg. I was an assistant professor at Lund University where I became docent, and since 2004 I am a full professor of physics at Linnaeus University (prior to 2010, the University of Kalmar).


I am the director of the Master and Ph.D. programmes in physics at Linnaeus University. Over the years I have taught a wide spectrum of physics courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Presently I am primarily teaching courses in quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics in the physics Master programme, and more specialized courses in quantum transport in nanostructures and quantum many-body physics for Ph.D. students.


I am a condensed matter theorist with a background in many-body physics in low dimensional systems. My earlier research was on quantum magnetism and spin-wave excitations in undoped high-temperature superconductors, disordered systems and the Anderson's quantum phase transition, and transport properties of mesoscopic systems in the presence of disorder and electron-electron interaction.

In the last fifteen years my research focus has been on nanomagnetism and spin-dependent quantum transport in nanostructures, including theoretical studies of single-molecule magnets and magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic dopants in semiconductor surfaces and nanowires. These research interests have recently merged with the study of magnetism in topological Dirac materials. These quantum systems and materials have great potential for novel device applications, such as spin qbits in quantum computers, and atomic magnetic memories and single-electron transistors for high-density data storage and processing.

My technical interests and expertise comprise quantum model Hamiltonians, atomistic tight-binding models, first-principles calculations based on density functional theory and field theoretical methods.


Chair of the Condensed Matter Physics/Nanophysics Section of the Swedish Physical Society.


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