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PhD Projects by Research Group

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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)

Strongly Correlated Light-Matter Systems (MPI-PKS)

  • Exotic phases of many-body cavity quantum electrodynamics systems (Dr. F Piazza)
  • Kinetic approaches to many-body open quantum systems (Dr. F Piazza)
  • Non-equilibrium quantum field theory and diagrammatics for strongly interacting polaritons (Dr. F Piazza)

Dynamics in Correlated Quantum Matter (MPI-PKS)

  • Theory of dynamical quantum phase transitions: Uncovering universality in quantum real-time evolution (Dr. M Heyl)
  • Nonequilibrium quantum dynamics in gauge theories and systems with kinetic constraints (Dr. M Heyl)
  • Using machine learning for the description of quantum many-body states in and out of equilibrium (Dr. M Heyl)

Quantum Many-Body Systems (MPI-PKS)

  • Numerical investigations of anyons in lattice systems (Dr. A Nielsen)

Fractionalization and Topology in Quantum Matter (MPI-PKS)

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

Nonequilibrium Quantum Matter (MPI-PKS)

  • Control of exotic quantum materials driven out of equilibrium using lasers (Dr. T Oka)
  • Fundamental research on nonlinear devices made from strongly correlated and/or topological materials (Dr. T Oka)

Finite Systems (MPI-PKS)

  • Dynamics of ultra-cold Rydberg gases and plasmas (Prof. JM Rost)
  • Photo processes in few electron quantum dots (Prof. JM Rost)
  • Attosecond control of nano-plasmas (Prof. JM Rost/Prof. U Saalmann)
  • Atomic many-body systems in strong laser fields (Prof. JM Rost/Prof. U Saalmann)
  • Coherent diffractive imaging (Prof. JM Rost/Prof. U Saalmann)

Quantum Aggregates (MPI-PKS)

  • Dynamics of a nanoscale rotor driven by single-electron tunneling (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • Charge shuttles (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • Organic molecules on dielectric surfaces (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • QM/MM description of light harvesting systems (Dr. A Eisfeld)
  • Non-linear spectroscopy (Dr. A Eisfeld)

Quantum Chaos and Quantum Dynamics (MPI-PKS)

  • Topological properties of atomic quantum gases in Floquet-engineered gauge fields (Dr. A Eckardt)
  • Atomic quantum gases in microstructured optical fields (Dr. A Eckardt)
  • Non-equilibrium steady states of driven-dissipative many-body systems of photons and massive particles (Dr. A Eckardt, Prof. R Ketzmerick)

Institute for Theoretical Physics (TUD)

  • Classical and quantum dynamics in higher-dimensional systems (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Fractal structure of eigenfunctions in open systems (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Tunneling and complex paths in systems with a mixed phase space (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Quantum entanglement in interacting chaotic systems (Prof. A Bäcker, Prof. R Ketzmerick)
  • Initial value representation of time-dependent semiclassical quantum dynamics (PD Dr. F Grossmann)
  • Semiclassical description of decoherence and dissipation in open quantum systems (PD Dr. F Grossmann)
  • Atoms, molecules and electrons in solids under the influence of extreme laser fields (PD Dr. F Grossmann)

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)

Correlated Electrons and Topology (TUD)

  • Description of topological phases of matter with tensor network states (Jun. Prof. HH Tu)
  • Applications of conformal field theories in strongly correlated systems (Jun. Prof. HH Tu)
  • Tensor network simulations of non-perturbative quantum field theories (Jun. Prof. HH Tu)

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)

Materials Science and Nanotechnology (TUD)

  • Chiral spintronics: spin-dependent effects in helical molecules (Prof. G Cuniberti)
  • Electron-Phonon Coupling and Thermoelectricity in Nanoscale Systems (Prof. G Cuniberti)
  • Time-dependent charge transport in nanoparticle networks (Prof. G Cuniberti)

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)
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of surface properties and phase transitions in water and aqueous solutions (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)

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)

  • Ground state and thermodynamics of strongly correlated systems (Prof. R Lemanski, Prof. J Sznajd)
  • Critical behavior of weakly coupled fermion and spin systems (Prof. J Sznajd)
  • Molecular magnetics (Prof. R Lemanski)
  • Ultra-cold atoms in optical lattices (Dr. T Zaleski)
  • Interplay of magnetism and superconductivity in heavy fermion systems - competition, coexistence, coupling (Prof. D Kaczorowski)
  • Superconductivity and condensation in Bose-Fermi mixtures in optical lattices (Prof. T Kopec)

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)
  • 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)