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

Sergej Moroz: I am interested in the interplay of topology, symmetry and geometry in condensed matter physics. My research is mainly concentrated around effective field theories of quantum phases of matter.

Physik Department I, room 3226
Phone:+49 (89) 289 12884
E-Mail: sergej.moroz(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

Adam Smith: My research predominantly concerns non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, particularly quantum quenches of lattice models. I am also interested in lattice gauge theories, topological quantum field theories, and quantum computation.

Physik Department I, room 3318
Phone: +49 89 289 53769
Email: adam.smith(at)tum.de

Alexander Schuckert: Describing the dynamics of non-equilibrium quantum systems with field theoretic methods is the focus of my research, which includes applications to ultracold quantum gases and condensed matter systems.

Physik Department I, room 3309
Phone: +49 89 289 53773
Email: alexander.schuckert(at)tum.de

Ananda Roy: My research interests comprise quantum statistical mechanics, quantum information theory and mesoscopic quantum optics.

Physik Department I, room 3316
Phone: +49 89 289 53768
E-Mail: ananda.roy7(at)gmail.com

Annabelle Bohrdt: My research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics and include properties and dynamics of quantum many-body systems with a focus on ultracold quantum gases.

Physik Department I, room 3035 
Phone: +49 89 289 53772
E-Mail: annabelle.bohrdt(at)tum.de

Ansgar Burchards:  I am interested in the emergence of structure out of many interacting degrees of freedom. Particularly the roles played by geometry, symmetry and entanglement in such processes.

E-Mail: ansgarburchards@gmail.com

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

Claudio Benzoni: I am interested in the study of ultracold gases, superfluid and topological phases, using microscopic theories, low-energy effective actions and a little bit of numerics.

Physik Department I, room 1162
Phone:+49 (89) 289 14115
E-Mail: claudio.benzoni(at)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

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

Izabella Lovas: My research focuses on the behavior of correlated quantum systems in and out of equilibrium. I am particularly interested in the topological properties of many-body systems and in semi-classical methods allowing to explore the dynamics.

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

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

Jonas Mayer: I am doing numerical research about quantum time crystals, using the Cluster Ising Model.
Physik Department I, room 3220
Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 53745
E-Mail: mayerr.jonas@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

E-Mail: wilhelm.kadow@gmail.com

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:

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

Fabian Grusdt (Postdoc 2018-2019) → Group leader position 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:

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