C. Gogolin

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I am working at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona with Antonio Acín and Maciej Lewenstein funded by ICFOnest+ and the Marie Curie individual fellowship NIMBqUS. Before that, I was on a joint postdoctoral research position at ICFO with the MPQ - Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching.

I finished my Ph.D. in theoretical physics in the Quantum Information Theory group of Jens Eisert at Freie Univesität Berlin in July 2014. My thesis was supported by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Before that, I have worked at the Universität Potsdam until October 2011, was a visiting student with Andreas Winter 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 against local perturbations.
  • Certification of quantum experiments: As a fully fledged quantum computer seems 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 and average case complexity.
  • 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, foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, and quantum information theory in general.

My CV is available on request.