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


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

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.

Go ahead and find out more about our research topics by clicking on the project cards above.

Recent Preprints

Quantum phases of dipolar bosons in multilayer optical lattice

We consider a minimal model to investigate the quantum phases of hardcore, polarized dipolar atoms confined in multilayer optical …

Non-invasive measurement of currents in analog quantum simulators

Despite the pristine abilities of analog quantum simulators to study quantum dynamics, possibilities to detect currents are sparse. …

Gauge protection in non-Abelian lattice gauge theories

Protection of gauge invariance in experimental realizations of lattice gauge theories based on energy-penalty schemes has recently …

Dynamical phase transitions in quantum spin models with antiferromagnetic long-range interactions

In recent years, dynamical phase transitions and out-of-equilibrium criticality have been at the forefront of ultracold gases and …

Quantum quench dynamics of dipolar bosons in 2D optical lattices

We investigate the quench dynamics of the dipolar bosons in two dimensional optical lattice of square geometry using the time dependent …

Recent Journal Articles

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 …

Dominant Reaction Pathways by Quantum Computing

Characterizing thermally activated transitions in high-dimensional rugged energy surfaces is a very challenging task for classical …

Robustness of gauge-invariant dynamics against defects in ultracold-atom gauge theories

Recent years have seen strong progress in quantum simulation of gauge-theory dynamics using ultracold-atom experiments. A principal …

Observation of gauge invariance in a 71-site quantum simulator

The modern description of elementary particles is built on gauge theories. Such theories implement fundamental laws of physics by local …

Reliability of lattice gauge theories

Currently, there are intense experimental efforts to realize lattice gauge theories in quantum simulators. Except for specific models, …

Recent Talks

Mirradio - Le chicche di Mirradio: Puntata 1 | Quantum Computing

Di quantum computing si sente parlare da un po’ di tempo, ma non sempre viene presentato con chiarezza. Per raccontarlo come si deve, …

Quantum Simulating Lattice Gauge Theories — High-Energy Physics at Ultra-Cold Temperatures

Gauge theories are at the heart of our modern understanding of physics, but solving their out-of-equilibrium dynamics is extremely …

Staircase Prethermalization and Constrained Dynamics in Lattice Gauge Theories

The dynamics of lattice gauge theories is characterized by an abundance of local symmetry constraints. Although errors that break gauge …

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Meet the Team

Principal Investigator


Philipp Hauke




Jad C. Halimeh



Kevin T. Geier

PhD Student


Haifeng Lang

PhD Student


Julius Mildenberger

PhD Student


Philipp Uhrich

PhD Student


Leon Carl

PhD Student


Gopal Chandra Santra

PhD Student


Alonso Viladomat

Master Student


Alessio Paviglianiti

Master Student



Monica Cosi

Team assistant

Former Group Members

  • Beatrice Marie Latz (Master 2019)
  • Janika Reichstetter (Bachelor 2019)
  • Jan Thorben Schneider (Master 2018)

Join 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.



Our group is embedded in the INO-CNR BEC Center — a joint effort between theory and experiment with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of the physics related to Bose–Einstein condensation as well as 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.


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.