C. Gogolin

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In July 2014 I finsihed my Ph.D. in theoretical physics in the Quantum Information Theory group of Jens Eisert at Freie Univesität Berlin. My thesis was support by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. I will soon move to ICFO Barcelona to work with Antonio Acín.

Before that I have worked at the Universität Potsdam until Oktober 2011, was a visiting student at the University of Bristol until September 2010, and completed my master's thesis at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in April 2010.

My main research interests are:

  • Foundations of statistical physics and thermodynamics: I am fascinated by the fundamental questions concerning the interplay of statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, their similarities and their apparent incompatibility. I am intrigued by the long standing question to which extent the methods of statistical physics can be justified from the microscopic theory of quantum mechanics.
  • Quantum thermodynamics and transport: How, why, and in which sense do quantum many body systems equilibrate? I am interested in the role of disorder and integrability for transport and equilibration in quantum many body systems, both under unitary and Liouvillian dynamics. I am interested in structural properties of eigenstates and thermal states of locally interacting systems, such as their stability agains local perturbations.
  • Certification of quantum experiments: As a fully fledged quantum computer seem to be out of reach, the certification of less powerful machines that perform some provably hard task is crucial. I am particularly interested in the sample complexity of certification.
  • Various other topics: In addition to the above I am interested in a wide variety of questions that arise in the context of complexity theory, computer science, quantum computing, and quantum information theory in general.

My CV is available on request.