Elite Network: Exploring Quantum Matter

Exploring Quantum Matter

Designing quantum matter promises novel technologies in the near future. The currently emerging new insight into highly correlated quantum systems will be essential. Among them, there are phenomena as interesting and important as super conductivity, quantum-phase transitions, and the time evolution of quantum many-body systems. The PhD School “Exploring Quantum Matter” contributes to a deeper understanding of these topics and thereby to the design of new quantum materials.

The International Doctorate Program at a glance

DegreePhD
Duration of studySix semesters
Place of studyMunich
Admission requirementsMaster in physics, mathematics, computer science or chemical physics
LanguageEnglish
Application deadlineAccording to advertisement
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HeadgProf. Dr. Steffen J. Glaser
CoordinatorDr. Thomas Schulte-Herbrüggen
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Further informationWebsite Exploring Quantum Matter

Top-Level Exchange on National and International Basis

Designing quantum matter promises novel technologies in the near future. Essential new insight into highly correlated quantum systems emerges in order to elucidate phe­nom­ena as super conductivity, quantum-phase transitions, and time evolution of quantum many-body systems. Key steps to understanding them include tensor-network tech­niques on the theoretical side, machine-learning methods on the numerical side as well as large-scale simulation of correlated quantum systems („quantum matter“) in the lab experiment.

The International Doctorate Program “Exploring Quantum Matter” (ExQM) unites the expertise of some ten first-rank Munich-based research groups located at TU Munich, LMU Munich and Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ). By systematically making the most of new media, exchange with international partners at Vienna, Inns­bruck, Barcelona, ETH Zurich, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech and others shall be intensified.


Assisted on a professional level by Virtual University at LMU as integral partner an International E-Library of Excellence in Quantum Physics shall be set up. ExQM also provides guest professorships and inter­national workshops including participants from industry. With regard to new media, science writing, presentation techniques and project ma­nage­ment, tailored soft-skill offers are integrated into the curriculum.

Portrait photo: Prof. Dr. Steffen J. Glaser

ENB allows us to pioneer new paths: our PhD School ExQM links the research groups in Munich with partners worldwide also via exploiting e-media that can be tailored to the demand of the PhD students.

Prof. Dr. Steffen J. Glaser

The international PhD program addresses physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists as well as physical chemists. Projects run for three years. The program is Munich-based. We aim at intense exchange on all levels of national, European (several EU-programs with some 60 partners worldwide) and overseas co-operations. In their third year, PhD students shall spend some three months with international partners.

Snippets of the program

Toeplitz-Hausdorff Theorem

The Doctorate Program celebrated “100 Years of Toeplitz Hausdorff theorem” with guests from all over the world.

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Members of the International Doctorate Program “Exploring Quantum Matter” pose for a group photo.

Schrödinger’s Cat

By entangled atom-light states, researchers of ExQM and MPQ realized Schrödinger’s thought experiment.

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Artist’s view of Schrödinger's cat entangled with a single atom.

Snippets of the research

Quantum Mechanics in Phasespace

In a joint project, Bálint Koczor und Frederik vom Ende devised generalized parity-operator representations as needed in various quantization schemes.

Optimal Measurement-Disturbance Tradeoff

Anna-Lena Hashagen and Lukas Knips explored in a joint project how maximal gain of information can be combined with minimal disturbance in a quantum measurement.