Group Leaders

Michael Knap: My research clusters around various questions of condensed matter theory and includes non-equilibrium quantum dynamics and statistical physics in ultracold quantum gases and correlated quantum materials.

Physik Department I, room 3037
Phone: +49 89 289 53777 
E-Mail: michael.knap(at)ph.tum.de

Johannes Knolle : My research has been centred around one of the great topics of modern physics — the search for unconventional quantum phases and novel excitations in correlated materials.

Physik Department I, room 3308
Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 53740
E-Mail: j.knolle(at)tum.de

Frank Pollmann: My research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics and in particular in systems with strongly correlated electrons.

Physik Department I, room 3033
Phone: +49 89 289 53760
E-Mail: frank.pollmann(at)tum.de

Group members

Alvise Bastianello: My research focuses on strongly interacting quantum matter out of equilibrium, with emphasis on non-conventional thermalization and transport. I use exact analytical techniques to explore these questions, such as integrability and bosonization.

Physik Department I, room 3316
E-Mail: alvise.bastianello(at)tum.de

Bernhard Jobst: I am interested in using quantum computers for various problems such as machine learning tasks and simulations of quantum many-body systems.

Physik Department I, room 3318 
Phone: +49 89 289 53769 
E-Mail: bernhard.jobst(at)tum.de

Bhilahari Jeevanesan: I'm interested in critical phenomena and enjoy the study of statistical physics models. I like to approach these problems by a combination of analytical and numerical techniques.

Physik Department I
room 3224 Phone: 12381  
E-Mail: bhilahari.jeevanesan@tum.de

Clemens Kuhlenkamp: I am interested in the dynamics of disordered many-body systems.

Physik Department I, room 3311
Phone: +49 89 289 53774 
E-Mail: c.kuhlenkamp(at)tum.de

Daniel Malz: I have broad interests in quantum optics and condensed matter physics, with a particular focus toward quantum technologies. For more details, please refer to my webpage: www.danielmalz.com


Email: daniel.malz(at)tum.de

 

Elisabeth Wybo: I am interested in quantum many-body physics. My research focuses on the use and development of tensor-network techniques.

Physik Department I, room 3306
Phone: +49 89 289 53763 
Email: elisabeth.wybo(at)tum.de

Hui-Ke Jin: My research interest includes: tensor network state, frustrated spin systems, nonequilibrium systems, and quantum simulations.

E-Mail: jhk@zju.edu.cn

Jakob Unfried: I am interested in developing tensor network methods for condensed matter systems, as well as Automatic Differentiation and Machine Learning. I am especially fascinated by topological phases of matter, as well as novel phases that arise in the presence of periodic drives.

E-Mail: jakob.unfried@tum.de

Johannes Feldmeier: I am interested in the theory of condensed matter physics, in particular the properties and dynamics of correlated systems such as spin liquids. 

Physik Department I, room 3311 
Phone: +49 89 289 53774
E-mail: johannes.feldmeier(at)tum.de

Johannes Hauschild:  I am interested in the development and application of tensor network based methods to quantum many-body systems. In particular, I'm the leading developer behind the TeNPy library. More recently, I also got interested in strategies to employ tensor networks for quantum computing on near-term NISQ devices.

Physik Department I, room 3029
Phone: +49 89 289 53761
E-mail: johannes.hauschild(at)tum.de

Josef Willsher: I am interested in using theoretical tools in condensed matter systems, and especially in studying phases with intrinsic topological order. My current work is in using field theory to study quantum spin liquids away from integrable limits.

Physik Department I, room 3221
Phone: +49 89 289 53744
E-mail: joe.willsher(at)tum.de

Julian Bibo: I am interested in the research of condensed matter physics, especially in topological aspects of quantum many-body systems.

Physik Department I, room 3306
Phone: +49 89 289 53763
Email: julian.bibo(at)tum.de

Kévin Héméry: My current research is focused on the numerical simulation of highly-entangled out-of-equilibrium quantum systems, with a special emphasis on many-body-localized systems. I am also interested in topological phases of matter.

Physik Department I, room 3318 
Phone: +49 89 289 53769 
E-Mail: kevin.hemery(at)tum.de

Markus Drescher: My research interests lie in the area of condensed matter theory, with a particular focus on strongly correlated quantum systems such as spin liquids. I am especially fascinated by emergent phenomena in many-body physics.

Physik Department I, room 3312
Phone:+49 (89) 289 53766
E-Mail: markus.drescher(at)tum.de

Masataka Kawano: I am interested in emergent phenomena in quantum many-body systems. My current research focuses on the interplay of strong electron correlations and spin-orbit coupling.


Email: masataka.kawano(at)tum.de

Oliver Franke: My research deals with spin excitations in frustrated magnets. Applying both analytical and numerical methods, I study stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert dynamics of the Kitaev model. I am interested in distinguishing truly quantum physical phenomena from classical non-linearities.

Physik Department I, room 3220
Phone: +49 (89) 289 53745
E-Mail: oliver.franke@tum.de

Pablo Sala de Torres-Solanot: I am interested in the emergence of gauge theoretical descriptions in condensed matter physics and mathematical physics related topics. My current research focuses on dynamics in models with local constraints as lattice gauge theories and fracton phases of matter.

Physik Department I, room 3320
Phone: +49 89 289 53770
E-Mail: pablo.sala(at)tum.de

Philip Zechmann: I am interested in the dynamics of many-body systems, especially with applications to ultracold quantum gases, and in the use and development of numerical tools to study such systems.

E-Mail: philip.zechmann@tum.de

Raul Morral Yepes: I am interested in quantum many-body physics and its intersection with quantum information. My research focuses on non-equilibrium phases of matter.

Physik Department I, room 3320
Phone: +49 89 289 53770 
Email: raul.morral(at)tum.de

ShengHsuan Lin: I am interested in numerical methods in Condensed Matter Physics and Machine Learning.

Physik Department I, room 3304
Phone: +49 89 289 53762 
E-Mail: shenghsuan.lin(at)tum.de

Sim GiBaik: I am interested in the emergence of novel phases in strongly correlated many-body systems: topological superconductors and spin-orbital liquid. My current research focuses on dynamics in models that realize quantum dimer phases. I wish to approach these problems by using numerical techniques.

Physik Department I, room 3223
E-Mail: gibaik.sim@tum.de

Stefan Birnkammer: I am interested in the emergence of novel phenomena and phases in strongly correlated many-body systems, realized in ultra cold atoms or solids under extreme conditions. Particularly I take a great interest in the embedding of fundamental mathematical concepts in the framework of modern many-body theory.

E-Mail: stefanbirnkammer@googlemail.com

Umberto Borla: My main interests are field theories and topological materials. At the moment I am studying Topological Order in 2D superconductors, and I plan among other things to use Tensor-Networks techniques to obtain novel results on this topic.

Physik Department I, room 1162 
Phone:+49 (89) 289 14115
E-Mail: umberto.borla(at)tum.de

Valentin Leeb: I am interested in how external fields couple to strongly correlated quantum matter. I mostly study magnetic field effects in frustrated spin systems and strongly correlated metals by analytic methods.


E-Mail: valentin.leeb(at)tum.de

Wilhelm Kadow: I am interested in exploring the dynamics of quantum many-body systems, especially with numerical methods.

E-Mail: wilhelm.kadow(at)tum.de

Wonjune Choi: I have a broad research interest in strongly correlated systems. In particular, my research focuses on many-body quantum entanglements of exotic correlated states such as quantum spin liquids and fractons.

Physik Department I, room 3314
Phone: +49 (89) 289 53767
E-Mail: wj.choi(at)tum.de

Yujie Liu: I am interested in the emergent phenomenon in condensed matter and mathematical physics related topics. My current research focuses on topological phases of matter and its connection to quantum computation.
Physik Department I, room 3310
E-Mail: yujie.liu@tum.de

Former Postdocs:

Ananda Roy (Postdoc 2019-2021) → Professor at Rutgers University

Izabella Lovas (Postdoc 2019-2021) → Postdoc at KITP

Adam Smith (Postdoc 2018-2020) → Postdoc at the University of Nottingham

Giuseppe De Tomasi (Postdoc 2018-2019) → Postdoc at the University of Cambridge

Fabian Grusdt (Postdoc 2018-2019) → Professor at LMU, Munich.

David Luitz (Postdoc 2017-2018) → Group leader position at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden.

Shijie Hu (Postdoc 2012-2014) → Postdoc position at the TU Kaiserslautern.

Yohei Fuji (Postdoc 2015-2017) → Postdoc position at Riken, Tokyo.

Cecile Repellin (Postdoc 2015-2017) → Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at MIT.

Xue-Feng Zhang (Postdoc 2015-2017) → Faculty position at the Chongqing University.

Xiao-Yu Dong (Postdoc 2015-2017) → Postdoc position at the California State University, Northridge.

Markus Heyl (Postdoc 2015-2016) → Group leader position at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden.

Yin-Chen He (Postdoc 2014-2016) → Moore Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. Now faculty at Perimeter, Waterloo.

Jean-Marie Stephan (Postdoc 2014-2016) → CNRS position in Lyon.

Adolfo Grushin (Postdoc 2013-2015) → Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Now on a CNRS position in Grenoble.

Rajeev Singh (Postdoc 2013-2015) → Postdoc position at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Now faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU).

Ching-Yu Huang (Postdoc 2012-2014) → Postdoc positions at Stony Brook University, New York and the National Center for Theoretical Science, Hsinchu. 

Jonas Kjäll (Postdoc 2012-2014) → Postdoc position at Nordita, Stockholm. 

Luis Seabra (Postdoc 2011-2013) → Postdoc position at Technion, Israel. Works now as data analyst in Lisbon. 

Former PhD Students:

Alex Schuckert (PhD Student 2017-2021) → Postdoctoral fellow at JQI, Maryland

Annabelle Bohrdt (PhD student 2016-2020)→ ITAMP Postoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University

Tibor Rakovszky (PhD student 2016-2020) → Postdoc position at Stanford University

Giuseppe Detomasi (PhD student 2014-2018) → Postdoc position at TUM.

Siddhardh Chandra (PhD student 2013-2017) → Postdoc position at the Boston University.

Matthias Gohlke (PhD student 2013-2017) → Postdoc position at the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology.

Johannes Motruk (PhD student 2011-2016) → Postdoc position at the UC Berkeley.

Krishanu Roy Chowdhury (PhD student 2012-2016) → Postdoc positions at Yale Cornell University and Stockholm University.

Ruben Verresen (PhD student 2015-2019) → Postdoc position at Harvard University

Johannes Hauschild (PhD student 2014-2019)→ Postdoc position at the University of California, Berkeley