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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

Members of the Research Group

Professor

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Photo von Prof. Dr. Michael Knap. Prof. Dr. Michael Knap PH: 3037 +49 89 289-53777 E-Mail

Office

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kein Photo vorhanden Karin Ramm +49 89 289-12350 E-Mail

Scientists

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kein Photo vorhanden Dipl.-Phys. Annabelle Bohrdt E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden M.Sc. Johannes Feldmeier E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden M.Sc. Clemens Kuhlenkamp +49 89 289-53774 E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden M.Sc. Alexander Schuckert E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden M.Sc. Elisabeth Wybo +49 89 289-53763 E-Mail

Students

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kein Photo vorhanden Julian Bösl E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden B.Sc. Ansgar Burchards +49 89 289-53765 E-Mail
Photo von Jakob Unfried. B.Sc. Jakob Unfried PH: 3309 E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden Philip Zechmann E-Mail

Other Staff

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kein Photo vorhanden B.Sc. Stefan Birnkammer E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden Wilhelm Kadow E-Mail
kein Photo vorhanden Michael Labenbacher E-Mail

Teaching

Course with Participations of Group Members

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
  • Master’s Thesis Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Supervisor: Michael Knap

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Dynamics of Dipole Conserving Boson Systems using 2PI Effective Action Formalism
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Michael Knap
Optimizing Tensor Networks with Automatic Differentiation
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Michael Knap
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