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Collective Quantum Dynamics

Prof. Michael Knap

Research Field

The research of our group aims at a broad range of questions from condensed matter theory and bridges to quantum optics, atomic physics, and computational sciences. Interactions and correlations in condensed matter systems often manifest in striking and novel properties. These properties emerge from collective behavior of the quantum particles. Many examples can be found in nature, including superconductors, quantum magnets and superfluids. Our research address various questions in non-equilibrium quantum dynamics and transport in ultracold quantum gases, interacting light-matter systems, and correlated quantum materials.

Address/Contact

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München

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Teaching

Course with Participations of Group Members

Titel und Modulzuordnung
ArtSWSDozent(en)Termine
Computergestützte Methoden in der Vielteilchenphysik
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 2 Knap, M. Pollmann, F. Di, 14:00–16:00, PH 3343
Theoretische Physik 3 (Quantenmechanik)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 4 Knap, M. Mi, 10:00–12:00, PH HS1
Mo, 08:30–10:00, PH HS1
Theorie der Quantenmaterie
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
HS 2 Knap, M. Pollmann, F. Di, 10:00–12:00, PH 1121
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine
Offenes Tutorium zu Theoretische Physik 3 (Quantenmechanik)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2 Schuckert, A.
Leitung/Koordination: Knap, M.
Mi, 12:00–14:00, CH 26410
Mi, 12:00–14:00, CH 27401
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine
Übung zu Computergestützte Methoden in der Vielteilchenphysik
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 4 Knap, M. Pollmann, F.
Übung zu Theoretische Physik 3 (Quantenmechanik)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2 Schuckert, A. Termine in Gruppen
Mentorenprogramm im Bachelorstudiengang Physik (Professor[inn]en K–Z)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
KO 0.2 Kaiser, N. Kienberger, R. Knap, M. Krischer, K. Märkisch, B. … (insgesamt 25)
Leitung/Koordination: Höffer von Loewenfeld, P.
Seminar und Journal Club zur Theorie der kondensierten Materie
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 2 Knap, M.
Seminar zur Theorie der kondensierten Materie
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 2 Knap, M. Pollmann, F. Zwerger, W. Mi, 14:00–16:00, PH 3344
Summer School on Condensed Matter Theory 2018
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
WS 1 Knap, M. Pollmann, F. Fr, 08:00–20:00
Tutorenseminar zu Theoretische Physik 3 (Quantenmechanik)
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist keinem Modul zugeordnet.
SE 2 Knap, M. Mo, 16:00–18:00, PH 3343

Offers for Theses in the Group

Relaxation Dynamics of the strongly correlated Hubbard Model
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Michael Knap
Disordered quantum systems: Many-body localization

Disorder has a drastic influence on transport properties. In the presence of a random potential, a system of electrons can become insulating; a phenomenon known as many-body localization (MBL) that has been envisioned by the Nobel laureate Phil Anderson. However, even beyond the vanishing transport such systems have very intriguing properties. For example, many-body localization describes an exotic state of matter, in which fundamental concepts of statistical mechanics break down. In this project we will explore these exciting aspects of many-body localization.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Michael Knap
Constrained Quantum Many-Body Systems
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Michael Knap

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Resetting uncontrolled quantum systems
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Norbert Schuch
Constrained Quantum Many-Body Systems
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Michael Knap
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