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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)

  • Machine learning quantum dynamics (Dr. M Heyl)
  • Nonequilibrium phases and phase transition in quantum matter (Dr. M Heyl)
  • Quantum dynamics in gauge theories and systems with constraints (Dr. M Heyl)

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)

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)

Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics (MPI-PKS)

  • Tensor network methods for frustrated magnets in higher dimensions (Dr. D Luitz)
  • Dynamical phenomena in quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium (Dr. D Luitz)
  • Open quantum many-body systems (Dr. D Luitz)
  • Many-body localization and nonequilibrium phase transitions (Dr. D Luitz)

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)

  • 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)

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)

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 (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)

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)
  • Variational wavefunction descriptions for 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

Experimental Solid State Physics (TUD)

  • Electron spin resonance and magnetometry on magnetic topological materials (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)
  • Computational methods for multicenter lanthanide-based molecular magnets (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Multiscale theoretical methods for surface deposition of functional molecules (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Quantum transport in topological materials (Prof. B Büchner)
  • Quantum transport in low dimensional superconductors (Prof. B Büchner)

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)
  • Phi-derivable approach to the cluster virial expansion for strongly correlated many-particle systems (Prof. D Blaschke)