Research Expertise and Interest
atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics and materials science
I am interested in condensed matter theory as well as many-body aspects of ultra-cold atomic systems and quantum information theory. Broadly speaking I investigate quantum matter, in which interactions and quantum entanglement between the particles can give rise to unexpected emergent properties. A recent focus of our research is how such emergent behavior unfolds in non equilibrium systems. For example we are trying to understand the phenomenon of many-body localization (MBL), and thermalization in quantum systems. To address these problems we use a variety of theoretical and numerical tools including field theory, strong disorder renormalization group, tensor networks, quantum Monte Carlo calculations as well as close collaboration with experimental groups. For a detailed description of recent and current research take a look at my group web page. Here is a brief account of selected topics.