|Nationality Estonia/ US|
Education University of Tartu
Name Girsh Blumberg
|Alma mater Tartu University|
Institutions Rutgers University
Doctoral advisor Ljubov Rebane
|Born February 6, 1959Viljandi, Estonia (1959-02-06) |
Fields Condensed matter experiment
Known for Raman spectroscopySuperconductivityQuantum magnetism
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Girsh Blumberg is an Estonian-American experimental physicist working in the field of experimental condensed matter physics, spectroscopy, nano-optics, and plasmonics. Blumberg is also a fellow at the American Physical Society and Professor of Physics at Rutgers University.
Girsh Blumberg is best known for his contribution to electronic Raman scattering studies in strongly correlated electron systems, superconductors and quantum spin systems. He has co-authored over 90 publications and is inventor on over 30 patents in the fields of electronic and optical devices, spectroscopy and nano-plasmonics. In 2006 Blumberg was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society "for his seminal contributions to elucidating the physics of spin, charge and superconducting correlations in 1D and 2D complex oxide compounds using Raman scattering techniques". Blumberg was a recipient of Golda Meir fellowship at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1992.
Girsh Blumberg was raised in Viljandi, Estonia of educator parents, along with his two sisters. Blumberg graduated from secondary school in 1976 with gold medal and with M.Sc. cum laude from University of Tartu in 1981. He completed his Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Physics Institute of the Estonian Academy of Sciences in 1987. Starting from 1981 he was first a research, then a senior research scientist at the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics in Tallinn, Estonia. Between 1992 and 1998 Blumberg was Visiting Research Assistant Professor of NSF-STCS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1998 he joined Bell Labs before joining the faculty at Rutgers University in 2008.