Professor of Physics
BSC, University of Sao Paolo,
Other, University of Sao Paolo,
PhD, University of Sao Paulo, 2000
MS, University of Sao Paulo, 1994
BS, University of Sao Paulo, 1991
Dr. Lea F. Santos is a Professor of Physics with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of São Paulo. Postdoctoral experience included work in random matrix theory at Yale, and developing new dynamical decoupling techniques at Dartmouth College. She is a member of the APS, IOP, IAMP, AAPT, Anacapa Society, and Committee of the Concerned Scientist.
Research interests include quantum transport, thermalization of isolated and open quantum systems, localization, metal-insulator transition, quantum chaos, two-body random ensembles, spin systems, dynamics of fermionic and bosonic systems with correlated and uncorrelated on-site disorder, quantum control, dynamical decoupling methods, decoherence, quantum-classical transition, measurement problem, and foundations of quantum mechanics.
Accolades include grants from the National Science Foundation, member of the APS LeRoy Apker Award selection committee, election as member-at-large of the Forum of Physics and Society of the American Physical Society, and selection as a KITP Scholar. She was also selected as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Third IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics.
Beren campus - Stanton Hall (245 Lexington)