The group investigates many-body phenomena at the boundary between condensed matter physics and quantum optics. We consider novel types of quantum plasmas made of neutral polarizable atoms strongly interacting with photons, currently realized in the lab. Our approach relies on non-equilibrium quantum-field-theoretical methods tailored to open systems.
The Strongly Correlated Light-Matter Systems research group has started in March 2017 and is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. The group is led by Dr. Francesco Piazza.