In our research we are interested in a variety of different quantum many-body problems at the interface between condensed matter theory, quantum simulation, and quantum information.

This includes, in particular, the prospect for identifying emergent phenomena and universality in the dynamics of complex quantum systems with a strong focus onto current experiments in quantum simulators.

In this context we work on a theory of dynamical quantum phase transitions which is an attempt to extend fundamental equilibrium concepts such as universality and scaling to the dynamical far-from equilibrium regime. Moreover, our research includes topics such as many-body localization in interacting strongly disordered systems, energy localization in periodically driven systems, as well as the interface between quantum many-body theory and quantum information science.

Below you can find a selection of recent research conducted in this group.

This experiment has been selected as one of the top ten breakthroughs in physics in the year 2016 by the magazine Physics World.

See viewpoint: Quantum Phase Transitions Go Dynamical