Condensed Matter Theory

We are the theoretical condensed matter theory group at the University of Zurich. While we are very broadly interested in all aspects of condensed matter physics, we focus on quantum materials and development of novel numerical methods for topological and correlated systems. Besides their intrinsic scientific value, materials with novel emergent phenomena can help to build new computer chips, memories, solar cells, and sensors.

Much of our research is focussed on the exploration of topological materials, which may advance conventional electronics or serve as building blocks of future quantum computing devices. Furthermore, we study systems out of equilibrium, and advance the dialogue between quantum many-body physics, quantum computing, and machine learning. This way, we make contact with several other fields of physics, such as quantum field theory, in particular topological and conformal field theory, optical quantum systems, as well as quantum information.