André Eckardt

Prof. Dr. André Eckardt

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Quantum Many-Body Dynamics

Sekr. EW 7-1
Hardenbergstrasse 36
10623 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 314 23034




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Brief CV

since 2020: Full Professor, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Theoretische Physik

  • Leader of the research group Quantum Many-Body Dynamics
  • PI of project "Ultracold Atoms in Dynamically Created Gauge Fields" within the DFG Research Unit FOR 2414 on “Artificial Gauge Fields and Interacting Topological Phases in Ultracold Atoms”

2011-2020: Group Leader (Deputy), Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme (Dresden)

2008-2011: Postdoc with Maciej Lewenstein, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Castelldefels)

  • German-Spanish Research Prize “Julián Sanz del Rio” of the the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Spanish Foundation (2011)

  • Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2008-2010)

2007-2008: Postdoc & Teaching Assistant, Universität Oldenburg

2004-2007: Doctoral Student with Martin Holthaus, Universität Oldenburg

  • Dr. rer. nat. (grade summa cum laude, faculty prize for excellent dissertation)

  • Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (2005-2007)

1997-2003: Studies of Physics at TU Darmstadt, U Salamanca, and U Oldenburg

Current research team

  • Manuel L. Alamo Ulloa (doctoral student, MPI-PKS)
  • Tobias Becker (doctoral student, TU Berlin)
  • Dr. Biao Huang (postdoc, together with Markus Heyl, MPI-PKS)
  • Dr. Alexander Schnell (postdoc, TU Berlin)
  • Martina Vlaho (doctoral student, MPI-PKS)
  • Botao Wang (doctoral student, MPI-PKS)
  • Dr. Ling-Na Wu (postdoc, MPI-PKS)



Realization of anomalous Floquet topological phases with ultracold atoms
Karen Wintersperger, Christoph Braun, F. Nur Ünal, André Eckardt, Marco Di Liberto, Nathan Goldman, Immanuel Bloch, Monika Aidelsburger

Design and characterization of a quantum heat pump in a driven quantum gas
Arko Roy and André Eckardt

Prethermal memory loss and universal non-equilibrium dynamics in interacting quantum systems coupled to thermal baths
Ling-Na Wu, André Eckardt

Spin relaxation in a one-dimensional large-spin degenerate Fermi gas
U. Ebling and A. Eckardt


Is there a Floquet Lindbladian?
Alexander Schnell, André Eckardt, Sergey Denisov,
Phys. Rev. B 101, 100301(R) (2020), arXiv:1809.11121

The optimal frequency window for Floquet engineering in optical lattices
G. Sun and A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Research 2, 013241 (2020), arXiv:1805.02443
Editors' Suggestion


Controlled two-mode emission from the interplay of driving and thermalization in a dye-filled photonic cavity
M. Vlaho, H.A.M. Leymann, D. Vorberg, A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Research 1, 033191 (2019), arXiv:1907.05780

Phasonic Spectroscopy of a Quantum Gas in a Quasicrystalline Lattice
Shankari V. Rajagopal, Toshihiko Shimasaki, Peter Dotti, Mantas Raciunas, Ruwan Senaratne, Egidijus Anisimovas, André Eckardt, David M. Weld,    
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 223201 (2019)
, arXiv:1909.05200

Quantifying and Controlling Prethermal Nonergodicity in Interacting Floquet Matter
K. Singh, K. M. Fujiwara, Z. A. Geiger, E. Q. Simmons, M. Lipatov, A. Cao, P. Dotti, S. V. Rajagopal, R. Senaratne, T. Shimasaki, M. Heyl, A. Eckardt, D. M. Weld
Phys. Rev. X 9, 041021 (2019), arXiv:1809.05554

Hopf characterization of two-dimensional Floquet topological insulators
F. Nur Ünal, André Eckardt, Robert-Jan Slager
Phys. Rev. Research 1, 022003(R) (2019), arXiv:1904.03202

Bath-induced decay of Stark many-body localization
Ling-Na Wu, André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 030602 (2019), arXiv:1903.07338

How to Directly Measure Floquet Topological Invariants in Optical Lattices
F. Nur Ünal, Babak Seradjeh, André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 253601 (2019), arXiv:1812.04636

Measuring topology from dynamics by obtaining the Chern number from a linking number
M. Tarnowski, N. Ünal, N. Fläschner, B. S. Rem, A. Eckardt, K. Sengstock, C. Weitenberg,
Nat. Comms. 10, 1728 (2019), arXiv:1709.01046

Describing many-body localized systems in thermal environments
L.-N. Wu, A. Schnell, G. De Tomasi, M. Heyl, A. Eckardt,
New J. Phys. 21, 063026 (2019), arXiv:1811.06000


Measuring the single-particle density matrix for fermions and hard-core bosons in an optical lattice
L. Peña Ardila, M. Heyl,  and A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 260401 (2018), arXiv:1806.08171

Creating, probing, and manipulating fractionally charged excitations of fractional Chern insulators in optical lattices
M. Raciunas, F.N. Ünal, E. Anisimovas, and A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. A 98, 063621 (2018), arXiv:1804.02002

Floquet engineering of optical solenoids and quantized charge pumping along tailored paths in two-dimensional Chern insulators
B. Wang, F. N. Ünal, and A. Eckardt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 243602 (2018), arXiv:1802.06815

A unified theory for excited-state, fragmented, and equilibrium-like Bose condensation in pumped photonic many-body systems
D. Vorberg, R. Ketzmerick, and A. Eckardt
Phys. Rev. A 97, 063621 (2018), arXiv:1803.08866

On the number of Bose-selected modes in driven-dissipative ideal Bose gases
A. Schnell, R. Ketzmerick, A. Eckardt
Phys. Rev. E 97, 032136 (2018), arXiv:1802.04088

Charge-density wave and charge pump of interacting fermions in circularly shaken hexagonal optical lattices
T. Qin, A. Schnell, C. Weitenberg, K. Sengstock, A. Eckardt, W. Hofstetter
Phys. Rev. A 98, 033601 (2018), arXiv:1804.03200


Interaction dependent heating and atom loss in a periodically driven optical lattice
M. Reitter, J. Näger, K. Wintersperger, C. Sträter, I. Bloch, A. Eckardt, U. Schneider
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 200402 (2017), arXiv:1706.04819

High-temperature nonequilibrium Bose condensation induced by a hot needle
A. Schnell, D. Vorberg, R. Ketzmerick, A. Eckardt
Phys. Rev. Lett.  119, 140602 (2017), arXiv:1705.06692

Pump-power-driven mode switching in a microcavity device and its relation to Bose-Einstein condensation
H. A. M. Leymann, D. Vorberg, T. Lettau, C. Hopfmann, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, R. Ketzmerick, J. Wiersig, S. Reitzenstein, A. Eckardt
Phys. Rev. X 7, 021045 (2017), arXiv:1612.04312

Colloquium: Atomic quantum gases in periodically driven optical lattices
André Eckardt
Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 011004 (2017), arXiv:1606.08041


Floquet realization and signatures of one-dimensional anyons in an optical lattice
Christoph Sträter, Shashi C. L. Srivastava, André Eckardt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 205303 (2016), arXiv:1602.08384

Semi-synthetic zigzag optical lattice for ultracold bosons
Egidijus Anisimovas, Mantas Raciunas, Christoph Sträter, André Eckardt, I. B. Spielman, Gediminas Juzeliunas
Phys. Rev. A 94, 063632 (2016), arXiv:1602.08384

Modified interactions in a Floquet topological system on a square lattice and their impact on a bosonic fractional Chern insulator state
Mantas Raciunas, Giedrius Žlabys, André Eckardt, Egidijus Anisimovas
Phy. Rev. A 93, 043618 (2016), arXiv:1602.06784

Interband heating processes in a periodically driven optical lattice
Christoph Sträter and André Eckardt
Z. Naturforsch. A 71, 909 (2016), arXiv:1604.00850


Non-equilibrium steady states of ideal bosonic and fermionic quantum gases
D. Vorberg, W. Wustmann, H. Schomerus, R. Ketzmerick, A. Eckardt
Phys. Rev. E 92, 062119 (2015), arXiv:1508.02898

Multiphoton interband excitations of quantum gases in driven optical lattices
M. Weinberg, C. Ölschläger, C. Sträter, S. Prelle, A. Eckardt, K. Sengstock, J. Simonet
Phys. Rev. A 92, 043621 (2015), arXiv:1505.02657

Role of real-space micromotion for bosonic and fermionic Floquet fractional Chern insulators
Egidijus Anisimovas, Giedrius Žlabys, Brandon M. Anderson, Gediminas Juzeli?nas, André Eckardt
Phys. Rev. B 91, 245135 (2015), arXiv:1504.03583

High-frequency approximation for periodically driven quantum systems from a Floquet-space perspective
André Eckardt and Egidijus Anisimovas
New J. Phys. 17, 093039 (2015), arXiv:1502.06477

Orbital-driven melting of a bosonic Mott insulator in a shaken optical lattice,
Christoph Sträter and André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. A 91, 053602 (2015), arXiv:1407.7421


Tomography of band insulators from quench dynamics,
Philipp Hauke, Maciej Lewenstein, André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 045303 (2014), arXiv:1401.8240

Relaxation Dynamics of an Isolated Large-Spin Fermi Gas Far from Equilibrium,
Ulrich Ebling, Jasper Simon Krauser, Nick Fläschner, Klaus Sengstock, Christoph Becker, Maciej Lewenstein, André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. X 4, 021011 (2014), arXiv:1312.6704,
highlighted in Nature Physics [Nat. Phys. 10, 408 (2014)]

Giant spin oscillations in an ultracold Fermi sea,
Jasper Simon Krauser, Ulrich Ebling, Nick Fläschner, Jannes Heinze, Klaus Sengstock, Maciej Lewenstein, André Eckardt, Christoph Becker,
Science 343, 157 (2014), arXiv:1307.8392


Generalized Bose-Einstein condensation into multiple states in driven-dissipative systems,
Daniel Vorberg, Waltraut Wustmann, Roland Ketzmerick, André Eckardt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 240405 (2013), arXiv:1308.2776,
Editors’ Suggestion, highlighted in Physics (APS) (Focus, December 20, 2013)

Engineering Ising-XY spin models in a triangular lattice via tunable artificial gauge fields,
Julian Struck, Malte Weinberg, Christoph Ölschläger, Patrick Windpassinger, Juliette Simonet, Klaus Sengstock, Robert Höppner, Philipp Hauke, André Eckardt, Maciej Lewenstein, Ludwig Mathey,
Nat. Phys. 9, 738 (2013) , arXiv:1302.4323

Engineering spin-waves in a high-spin ultracold Fermi gas,
Jannes Heinze, Jasper Simon Krauser, Nick Fläschner, Klaus Sengstock, Christoph Becker, Ulrich Ebling, Andre Eckardt, Maciej Lewenstein,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 250402 (2013), arXiv:1302.4323

Quantum crystal growing: Adiabatic preparation of a bosonic antiferromagnet in the presence of a parabolic inhomogeneity,
Søren Gammelmark and André Eckardt,
New J. Phys. 15, 033028 (2013), arXiv:1211.4717

Spontaneous time-reversal symmetry breaking for spinless fermions on a triangular lattice,
Olivier Tieleman, Omjyoti Dutta, Maciej Lewenstein, André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 096405 (2013), arXiv:1210.4338

Tunable gauge potential for spinless particles in driven lattices,
J. Simonet, J. Struck, M. Weinberg, C. Ölschläger, P. Hauke, A. Eckardt, M. Lewenstein, K. Sengstock, and P. Windpassinger,
EPJ Web of Conferences 57, 01004 (2013) (Proceedings ICAP 2012 – 23rd International Conference on Atomic Physics)


Non-Abelian gauge fields and topological insulators in shaken optical lattices,
Philipp Hauke, Olivier Tieleman, Alessio Celi, Christoph Ölschläger, Juliette Simonet, Julian Struck, Malte Weinberg, Patrick Windpassinger, Klaus Sengstock, Maciej Lewenstein, André Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 145301 (2012), arXiv:1205.1398

Tunable gauge potential for neutral and spinless particles in driven lattices,
Julian Struck, Christoph Ölschläger, Malte Weinberg, Philipp Hauke, Juliette Simonet, André Eckardt, Maciej Lewenstein, Klaus Sengstock, Patrick Windpassinger,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 225304 (2012), arXiv:1203.0049,
highlighted in Physics (APS) (Viewpoint May 29, 2012)

Kilohertz-driven Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices,
Ennio Arimondo, Donatella Ciampini, André Eckardt, Martin Holthaus, Oliver Morsch,
Adv. Atom. Mol. Opt. Phys. 61, 515 (2012), arXiv:1203.1259


Quantum Simulation of Frustrated Classical Magnetism in Triangular Optical Lattices,
J. Struck, C. Ölschläger, R. Le Targat, P. Soltan-Panahi, A. Eckardt, M. Lewenstein, P. Windpassinger, K. Sengstock,
Science 333, 996-999 (2011), arXiv:1103.5944

Spin segregation via dynamically induced long-range interaction in a system of ultracold fermions,
Ulrich Ebling, André Eckardt, Maciej Lewenstein,
Phys. Rev. A 84,  063607 (2011), arXiv:1104.1965

Bose-Hubbard model with occupation dependent parameters,
O. Dutta, A. Eckardt, P. Hauke, B. Malomed, and M. Lewenstein,
New J. Phys. 13, 023019 (2011), arXiv:1009.1313

Theoretical pathways towards experimental quantum simulators,
A. Niederberger, S. Braungardt, U. Ebling, T. Grass, P. Hauke, A. Kubasiak, A. Zamora, R. Augusiak, O. Dutta, E. Szirmai, M. Ciappina, F. M. Cucchietti, A. Eckardt, J. K. Korbicz, G. J. Lapeyre, G. Szirmai, L. Tagliacozzo, M. Rodríguez, P. Massignan, M. Lewenstein,
Opt. Pura Apl. 44, 333 (2011)


Controlled hole doping of a Mott insulator of ultracold fermionic atoms,
A. Eckardt and M. Lewenstein,
Phys. Rev. A  82, 011606(R) (2010), arXiv:1001.1918

Frustrated quantum antiferromagnetism with ultracold bosons in a triangular lattice,
A. Eckardt, P. Hauke, P. Soltan-Panahi, C. Becker, K. Sengstock, and M. Lewenstein,
EPL 89, 10010 (2010), arXiv:0907.0423


Process-chain approach to the Bose-Hubbard model: Ground-state properties and phase diagram,
N. Teichmann, D. Hinrichs, M. Holthaus, and A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. B 79, 224515 (2009), arXiv:0904.0905

Bose-Hubbard phase diagram with arbitrary integer fi lling,
N. Teichmann, D. Hinrichs, M. Holthaus, and A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. B 79, 100503(R) (2009), arXiv:0810.0643

Process-chain approach to high-order perturbation calculus for quantum lattice models,
A. Eckardt,
Phys. Rev. B 79, 195131 (2009), arXiv:0811.2353

Exploring dynamic localization with a Bose-Einstein condensate,
A. Eckardt, M. Holthaus, H. Lignier, A. Zenesini, D. Ciampini, O. Morsch, and E. Arimondo,
Phys. Rev. A 79, 013611 (2009), arXiv:0812.1997,
highlighted in Physics (APS) (Synopsis, January 16, 2009)


Avoided level crossing spectroscopy with dressed matter waves,
A. Eckardt and M. Holthaus,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 245302 (2008), arXiv:0809.1032

Dressed Matter Waves,
A. Eckardt and M. Holthaus,
in: proceedings of the 395th WE-Heraeus Seminar “Time Dependent Phenomena in Quantum Mechanics”, Blaubeuren, Germany, 2007, J. Phys.: Conference Series 99, 012007 (2008), arXiv:0801.1378


AC-induced superfluidity,
A. Eckardt and M. Holthaus,
EPL 80, 50004 (2007), arXiv:0709.0605


Superfluid-Insulator Transition in a Periodically Driven Optical Lattice,
A. Eckardt, C. Weiss, and M. Holthaus,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 260404 (2005), arXiv:0601020

Analog of Photon-Assisted Tunneling in a Bose-Einstein Condensate,
A. Eckardt, T. Jinasundera, C. Weiss, and M. Holthaus,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 200401 (2005), arXiv:0601018

Weakly interacting homogeneous Bose gas: The role of residual interactions,
C. Weiss, S.A. Biehs, A. Eckardt, and M. Holthaus,
in: proceedings of the 13th International Laser Physics Workshop, Trieste, Italy, 2004;
Laser Physics 15, 626 (2005)


Ground-state energy and depletions for a dilute binary Bose gas,
A. Eckardt, C. Weiss, and M. Holthaus,
Phys. Rev. A  70, 043615 (2004), arXiv:cond-mat/0408533

Ground-state energy of a homogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate beyond Bogoliubov,
C. Weiss and A. Eckardt,
EPL 68, 8 (2004), arXiv:cond-mat/0408023

Ground-state energy of a weakly interacting Bose gas: Calculation without regularization
C. Weiss, M. Block, D. Boers, A. Eckardt, and M. Holthaus,
Z. Naturforsch. 59a, S. 1-13 (2004)