Dr. Schattner’s achievements in his PhD research at the Weizmann Institute of Science have been called remarkable. He dealt with high-temperature superconductivity, using a novel approach to a long-standing class of problems in condensed-matter physics. In the early stages of his PhD, Dr. Schattner mastered the intricacies of the determinant quantum Monte Carlo (DQMC) technique; now his collaborators are all using the code that he wrote.
Dr. Schattner is known as a sharp communicator and a deep thinker, with an easy-going personality. A deep and careful scientist who is good at getting to the heart of the physics and pinpointing the key issues, his interests are broad, beyond his specific projects, and he has closely collaborated with a number of groups in different parts of the world.
He will do his postdoctoral work at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences and at the prestigious SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, located close to the Stanford campus.