Hauke Group

Synthetic Quantum Systems Theory

Our research mission is to achieve a deeper understanding and precise control of synthetic quantum systems.

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Supported by the ERC Starting Grant StrEnQTh — Strong Entanglement in Quantum many-body Theory


Our research is geared towards leveraging the potentials of synthetic quantum systems with the aim of developing novel quantum technologies such as quantum simulation, quantum computation, and quantum metrology.

We perform theoretical studies based on analytical and numerical methods, as well as develop proposals for realizing and characterizing phase diagrams and non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems.

These proposals draw on the astonishing abilities of quantum devices, e.g., based on ultracold quantum gases, trapped ions, or superconducting qubits, which are now reaching a level of precision and control that has been unimaginable just a few decades ago.

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Quantum Simulation

Solving quantum many-body problems beyond the limits of classical computers using quantum devices

Quantum Computation

Developing algorithms for solving real-world problems on today’s and tomorrow’s quantum computers

Many-Body Entanglement

Unravelling the mysteries behind the most exotic phases of quantum matter

Novel Measurement Tools for Many-Body Experiments

Shedding light on hidden properties of quantum many-body systems

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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Quantum simulating lattice gauge theories — high-energy physics with ultra-cold atoms

The difficulty of tackling the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of gauge theories on classical computers is spurring a worldwide effort to …

Quantum simulating lattice gauge theories — How to make a quantum simulator obey Gauss’s law

The difficulty of tackling the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of gauge theories on classical computers is spurring a worldwide effort to …

Implementing Topological Entanglement as a Resource Theory

Landau’s theory has been very successful on explaining phase transitions in many cases where a system suffers a change of its …

Recent Publications

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Gauge-Symmetry Violation Quantum Phase Transition in Lattice Gauge Theories

Gauge symmetry plays a key role in our description of subatomic matter. The vanishing photon mass, the long-ranged Coulomb law, and …

Local measures of dynamical quantum phase transitions

In recent years, dynamical quantum phase transitions (DQPTs) have emerged as a useful theoretical concept to characterize …

Diffusive-to-ballistic crossover of symmetry violation in open many-body systems

Conservation laws in a quantum many-body system play a direct role in its dynamic behavior. Understanding the effect of weakly breaking …

Fate of Lattice Gauge Theories Under Decoherence

A major test of the capabilities of modern quantum simulators and NISQ devices is the reliable realization of gauge theories, which …

Quantum aging and dynamical universality in the long-range $O(N\to\infty)$ model

Quantum quenches to or near criticality give rise to the phenomenon of aging, manifested by glassy-like dynamics at short times and far …

Meet the Team

Our group regularly has openings for motivated Postdocs as well as PhD, Master, and Bachelor students. If you are interested, please contact us.

Project topics include entanglement in quantum many-body systems, quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories and other many-body phenomena, as well as quantum annealing and quantum computation. For more information, see research.

We are associated partner of the recently approved project EnerQuant. Within a consortium consisting of Heidelberg University, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), and JoS QUANTUM GmbH, a theory postdoc position is available to work on quantum annealing with ultracold atomic mixtures.

Principal Investigator


Philipp Hauke




Jad C. Halimeh



Kevin Geier

PhD Student


Haifeng Lang

PhD Student


Julius Mildenberger

PhD Student


Philipp Uhrich

PhD Student


Alonso Viladomat

Master Student



Monica Cosi

Team assistant


We are part of…

Our group is embedded into the INO-CNR BEC Center — a joint effort between theory and experiment, dedicated to gaining a deeper understanding of the physics related Bose–Einstein condensation with the aim of achieving precise experimental control over ultracold atomic systems.

Moreover, we are part of Q@TN — Quantum Science and Technology in Trento — an interdisciplinary organization bringing together Physicists, Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Material Scientists, and Engineers to advance the development of quantum technologies.

We are associated partner of the BMWi project EnerQuant: Energiewirtschaftliche Fundamentalmodellierung mit Quantenalgorithmen as well as CRC 1225 ISOQUANT: Isolated quantum systems and universality in extreme conditions.

We are funded by…

Our group is receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 ERC-2018-STG project StrEnQTh — Strong Entanglement in Quantum many-body Theory (GA 804305), the Provincia Autonoma di Trento, and Q@TN — Quantum Science and Technology in Trento.