Jan Zaanen (born April 17, 1957, Leiden) is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is best known for his contributions to the understanding of the quantum physics of electrons in strongly correlated material, and in particular High temperature superconductivity, for which he received the 2006 Spinoza Prize, the "Dutch Nobel prize".
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- Quantummechanica is de Efteling voor volwassenen!
- Quantum mechanics is the Disney World for adults!
- in Eminent Talent: 2006 - The twelfth year, a festive edition celebrating 10 years Spinoza Prize.