Junior (Assistant) Professor in Condensed Matter Theory
Institut für Physik, KOMET 337
Staudingerweg 7 / Room 03-134
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany
Phone: +49 6131 39 204 61 / Fax: +49 6131 39 209 54
Quick academic bio:
• April 2013 - Today: Junior Professor (W1) in Condensed Matter Theory at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Mainz, Germany), in the KOMET 337 group.
• March – April 2017: visiting Professor, Donostia International Physics Center, DIPC (San Sebastián, Spain).
• March – April 2016: visiting Professor, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Université Paul Sabatier – CNRS (Toulouse, France).
• December 2010 – March 2013: postdoctoral research fellow (Marie Curie) at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany), in the Theory Division led by Prof. Ignacio Cirac.
• September 2006 – November 2010: postdoctoral research fellow (ARC) at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), in the group of Entanglement, Many-body Systems & Simulations led by Prof. Guifre Vidal.
• July 2006: PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Jose I. Latorre.
• I was born in Barcelona. I like playing my guitars, diving, hiking, traveling, cooking and thinking. And I also like coffee, specially this one.
• You can get my PhD thesis here.
• My GOOGLE SCHOLAR profile.
• My RESEARCHER-ID:
• An interview about a workshop I organized in Benasque for Aragón Radio (in Spanish, minute 34:20)
• Highlight in Quanta Magazine
• An interview for the popular science youtube channel Benasque ConCiencia, together with David Perez-Garcia (in Spanish)
• Some of my work was highlighted in the popular science blog ScienceNews: part 1 and part 2
• An interview about a workshop I organized in Benasque for Radio Huesca, Cadena Ser (in Spanish)
Recently Organized Events
• Entanglement in strongly correlated systems (Benasque, February 5-18 2017)
• Entanglement in strongly correlated systems (Benasque, February 14-27 2016)
• Numerical and analytical methods for strongly correlated systems (Benasque, August 24 – September 13 2014)
• Perspectives on Quantum Many-Body Entanglement (Mainz, September 25-27 2013)
• Networking tensor networks: many-body systems and simulations (Benasque, May 7-19 2012)
Some Tutorial Talks
• DIPC (San Sebastian) (2017).
• Kashiwa (Japan) (2016): part 1 (youtube), part 2 (youtube), part 2 (slides)
• Southampton (UK) (2016): part 1, part 2
• Les Houches (France) (2014).
• Jouvence (Canada) (2014).
• DPG meeting (2014).
• Taipei (taiwan) (2012) – also in youtube! –
Some Tutorial Documents
• Advances on tensor network theory: symmetries, fermions, entanglement, and holography
• A practical introduction to some topics on Tensor Networks
• Philipp Schmoll (Master, JGU, 2016): Exact tensor network states for the Kitaev honeycomb model
• Serkan Sahin (Master, JGU, 2015): Entanglement-Continuous Unitary Transformations; towards a new algorithm for quantum many-body systems
• Kai Zapp (Master, JGU, 2015): MPS for lattice gauge theories
• Marc Ziegler (Master, JGU, 2015, uni prize): Tensor network methods for infinite 2d systems; a study of the Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnet on the Kagome lattice
• Jacob Jordan (PhD, UQ, 2011): Studies of infinite two-dimensional quantum lattice systems with PEPS
• David Evans (Honors, UQ, 2009): Study of the TEBD algorithm to simulate quantum many-body systems in one spatial dimension
Research funding is acknowledged from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, the Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).