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PhD Projects by Research Group

Condensed Matter (MPI-PKS)

  • Non-equilibrium dynamics of many-particle systems (Prof. R Moessner)
  • Experimental signatures of topological states of matter (Prof. R Moessner)
  • Novel states of matter in magnetic quantum materials (Prof. R Moessner)
  • The nature of spatio-temporal order in time crystals and related non-equilibrium phases (Prof. R Moessner)
  • Transport, thermalization and disorder in driven quantum systems (Prof. R Moessner)
  • Many-body physics on a noisy quantum computer (Prof. R Moessner)

Correlations and Topology (MPI-PKS)

  • Martingale topological phases of matter (Dr. AM Cook)
  • Three-dimensional topological Skyrmion phases of matter (Dr. AM Cook)
  • Generalized superexchange theory of anions with non-negligible spin-orbit coupling (Dr. AM Cook)

Finite Systems (MPI-PKS)

  • Non-adiabatic and topological effects of electron dynamics with ultrashort pulses (Prof. JM Rost/Prof. U Saalmann)
  • Clusters and solid state systems in strong laser fields (Prof. JM Rost/Prof. U Saalmann)
  • Machine learning concepts for dynamics with noise (Prof. JM Rost/Prof. U Saalmann)
  • Rydberg excitations in structured environments (Prof. JM Rost)
  • Time and causality (Prof. JM Rost)

Quantum Aggregates (MPI-PKS)

  • Plasmon-molecule interaction (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • Organic molecules on dielectric surfaces (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • QM/MM (Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics) description of light harvesting systems (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • Non-linear spectroscopy (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • Near-field spectroscopy (Dr. A Eisfeld)

Correlations and Transport in Rydberg Matter (MPI-PKS)

  • Transport, localization, and correlation in interacting Rydberg atoms and molecules (Dr. M Eiles)
  • Quantum scar states in single-particle and many-body systems (Dr. M Eiles)
  • External control and manipulation of Rydberg molecules (Dr. M Eiles)
  • Control of long-range interactions in Rydberg arrays (Dr. M Eiles)
  • Localization, defects, and internactions in Rydberg excitons (Dr. M Eiles)

Nonequilibrium Quantum Dynamics (MPI-PKS)

  • Active matter with non-reciprocal interactions at the intersection of non-Hermitian classical and quantum many-body dynamics (Dr. M Bukov, Dr R Alert)
  • Engineering effective Hamiltonians in quantum simulators using nonequilibrium drives (Dr. M Bukov)
  • Equilibration and thermalization of nonequilibrium quantum systems (Dr. M Bukov)
  • Control and manipulation of nonequilibrium quantum many-body states (Dr. M Bukov)
  • Tensor-networks-based reinforcement learning for quantum many-body systems (Dr. M Bukov)
  • Reinforcement learning on near-term intermediate-scale quantum computing devices (Dr. M Bukov)
  • Machine learning techniques for quantum many-body dynamics (Dr. M Bukov)

Superconductivity and Magnetic Correlations (MPI-PKS)

  • New states of matter of correlated electrons in strong magnetic fields (Dr. A Wietek) 
  • Quantum oscillations in strongly correlated electrons (Dr. A Wietek) 
  • Physics of twisted moiré materials (Dr. A Wietek) 
  • Thermal transport in frustrated magnets and quantum spin liquids (Dr. A Wietek) 
  • Tensor networks methods for dynamics of 2D quantum lattice systems (Dr. A Wietek) 

Dynamics of Quantum Information (MPI-PKS)

  • Entanglement dynamics in hybrid quantum circuits (Dr. P Claeys)
  • Exactly solvable models of chaotic quantum many-body dynamics (Dr. P Claeys)
  • Geometric probes of chaos and nonergodicity in quantum circuits (Dr. P Claeys)
  • Quantum control algorithms for noisy quantum computers (Dr. P Claeys)

Institute for Theoretical Physics (TUD)

  • Classical and quantum dynamics in higher-dimensional systems (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Fractal structure of resonance states in open systems (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Quantum entanglement in interacting chaotic systems (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Fully variational and semiclassical methods for Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonians (Prof. F Großmann)
  • Semiclassical description of decoherence and dissipation in open quantum systems (Prof. F Großmann)
  • Atoms, molecules and electrons in solids under the influence of extreme laser fields (Prof. F Großmann)
  • Dynamics of open quantum systems (quantum stochastics, strong damping, light-matter systems) (Prof. W Strunz)
  • Dynamics in strongly coupled cavity-QED (including continuous measurement) (Prof. W Strunz)
  • Dynamics of quantum information and quantum thermodynamics, quantum foundations (Prof. W Strunz)

Collective Dynamics (TUD)

  • Dynamics of quantum gases (Dr. M Haque)
  • Thermalization of isolated quantum systems (Dr. M Haque)
  • Open-system dynamics and non-hermitian spectra (Dr. M Haque)

Quantum Many-Body Theory (TUD)

  • Topological phases in dissipative systems (Prof. JC Budich)
  • Quench dynamics of correlated topological phases realized in ultracold atomic gases (Prof. JC Budich)
  • New numerical approaches to correlated topological phases (Prof. JC Budich)

Theoretical Chemistry (TUD)

  • Actinide-based metal-organic frameworks (Prof. T Heine)
  • Development of correlated methods for solids incorporating heavy elements (Prof. T Heine)
  • Topological properties in synthetic two-dimensional materials (Prof. T Heine)
  • Quasi-particle chemistry (Prof. T Heine)

Materials Science and Nanotechnology (TUD)

  • Chiral spintronics: Spin-dependent effects in helical molecules (modelling) (Prof. G Cuniberti)
  • Data-driven Characterization of (A)chiral 2D Polymers (modelling) (Prof. G Cuniberti)
  • Digital olfaction: mapping odor space (experimental) (Prof. G Cuniberti)

Experimental Solid State Physics (TUD/IFW)

  • Electron spin resonance and magnetometry on correlated quantum magnets (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Electronic structure of magnetic 2D materials by photoemission spectroscopy and microscopy (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Bulk and surface magnetism and magnetodynamics of molecular magnet assemblies (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Multiscale theoretical methods for surface deposition of functional molecules (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Molecules on quantum materials studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Quantum transport in topological materials (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Quantum transport in low dimensional superconductors (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Topology in electronic circuits and/or non-Hermitian systems (Prof. B Büchner)

Fractionalization and Topology in Quantum Matter (Leipzig University)

  • Non-perturbative approaches to strongly interacting gapless fermions in 2+1 dimensions and higher (Prof. I Sodemann)
  • Novel probes and phenomena in quantum spin liquids and quantum Hall liquids (Prof. I Sodemann)
  • Berry phase phenomena in charge and spin transport (Prof. I Sodemann)
  • Platforms for fractionalization beyond the quantum Hall regime and frustrated magnets (Prof. I Sodemann)
  • Far from equilibrium quantum states of matter (Prof. I Sodemann)

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Prague)

  • Molecular dynamics simulations of interactions of ions with hydrated proteins (Prof. P Jungwirth)
  • Molecular simulations of hydrated phospholipid membranes (Prof. P Jungwirth)
  • Development of force fields for molecular dynamics simulations (Prof. P Jungwirth)

Theoretical Photodynamics (UCT Prague)

  • X-ray photodynamics in the condensed phase (Prof. P Slavicek)
  • Machine learning algorithms in spectroscopy and dynamics (Prof. P Slavicek)
  • Computational X-ray spectroscopy (Prof. P Slavicek)
  • Ab initio modelling of charge transfer reactions (Prof. P Slavicek)
  • Nuclear quantum effects in spectroscopy (Prof. P Slavicek)
  • Probing and Transforming Matter by Electrons: From Molecules to Liquids (Prof. P Slavicek)

Charles University, Mathematics and Physics Faculty (Prague)

  • Structure, dynamics and spectroscopy of proton defects in liquids (Prof. O Marsalek)
  • Path integral molecular dynamics methodology and applications to hydrogen bonded systems (Prof. O Marsalek)
  • Machine learning from molecular dynamics (Prof. O Marsalek)

Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (Wroclaw)

  • Theoretical studies of strongly interacting bosons in the context of ultracool atoms in optical lattices (Prof. T Zaleski)
  • Interplay of magnetism and superconductivity in heavy fermion systems - competition, coexistence, coupling (Prof. D Kaczorowski)
  • Experimental studies of topological semimetals (Prof. D Kaczorowski)
  • Superconductivity and condensation in Bose-Fermi mixtures in optical lattices (Prof. T Kopec)
  • Fundamental and biomedical materials science of luminescent colloidal nanoparticles (Prof. A Bednarkiewicz)

Institute of Theoretical Physics (Univ. Wroclaw)

  • Superconductivity/superfluidity-Mott transition and BEC/BCS crossover (Prof. D Blaschke)
  • Kinetic approach to the description of QED-like vacuum effects in graphene (Prof. D Blaschke)
  • Crystalline color superconductor phases in compact star interiors (Prof. D Blaschke)
  • Relativistic transport phenomena in many-body systems (Prof. A Sedrakian)
  • Spectral functions for strongly coupled superfluids: From ultra-cold gases to dense quark matter (Prof. A Sedrakian)
  • Relativistic superfluid hydrodynamics from projection operator formalism (Prof. A Sedrakian)
  • Phi-derivable approach to the cluster virial expansion for strongly correlated many-particle systems (Prof. D Blaschke)

Institute of Theoretical Physics (Wrocław University of Science and Technology)

  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics of topological materials (Prof. P Surówka)
  • Effective field theory description of fracton phases of matter (Prof. P Surówka)
  • Hydrodynamics and elasticity of active matter (Prof. P Surówka)
  • Machine Learning, Statistical Physics and Applications (Prof. P Suówka)