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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. Recently our research group has move to the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems at Freie Univesität Berlin.
My main research interests are:
- Statistical physics and quantum mechanics: I am fascinated by the fundamental questions concerning the interplay of these theories, their similarities and their apparent incomaptibility.
I am intrigued by the long standing question to which extent the methods of statistical physics can be justified from the microscopically theory of quantum mechanics.
- Generalized probabilistic theories: This is an operational framework that was invented in order to develop a better understanding of the foundations of quantum mechanics. In a certain sense it contains all reasonable physical theories that are capable of predicting probabilities of measurement outcomes. Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics are special cases of such theories, but the framework also contains theories with bizarre properties that are not realized in nature.
- 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, quantum many body theory, and quantum computing.
My CV is available on request.