Associate Professor at the Balseiro Institute; Principal Researcher at the Bariloche Atomic Center (Argentine Commission for Atomic Energy)
Karen Hallberg research topics include the development of state-of-the-art computational approaches based on quantum information to investigate the physics of quantum matter and nanoscopic systems. She is actively committed to reducing the gender and social gap in science and to increasing awareness of ethical considerations in research.
She was awarded the 2019 L’Oreal-UNESCO International Award For Women in Science (for Latin America), honorary doctorates and the 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship, among others distinctions.
She is currently a Council member of the Pugwash Conferences for Science and World Affairs (1995 Peace Nobel Prize), Board Member and International Councilor of the American Physical Society, member of the WEF Quantum Computing Network, member of the Argentine Committee for Ethics in Science and Technology, corresponding member of the Argentine Academy for Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, and member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences. She is a Senior Associate of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).
She served as the Head of the Condensed Matter Department at the Bariloche Atomic Center, as the Argentine representative to the Latin American Center of Physics (CLAF), as member of the Board of Directors of the Aspen Science Center, and on several other national and international committees.
She holds a PhD in Physics from the Balseiro Institute in Bariloche, Argentina.