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I have finished my Master's Thesis in theoretical physics at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in April 2010. I was Visiting Student at the University of Bristol until September 2010 and have started my Ph.D. in the Quantum Information Theory group of Jens Eisert at Universität Potsdam in Oktober 2010. Our research group has moved to the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems at Freie Univesität Berlin.

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.