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

Sampling Rare Conformational Transitions with a Quantum Computer

Spontaneous structural rearrangements play a central role in the organization and function of complex biomolecular systems. In …

Achieving the quantum field theory limit in far-from-equilibrium quantum link models

Realizations of gauge theories in setups of quantum synthetic matter open up the possibility of probing salient exotic phenomena in …

Ground-state phase diagram of quantum link electrodynamics in $(2+1)$-d

The exploration of phase diagrams of strongly interacting gauge theories coupled to matter in lower dimensions promises the …

Enhancing disorder-free localization through dynamically emergent local symmetries

Disorder-free localization is a recently discovered phenomenon of nonergodicity that can emerge in quantum many-body systems hosting …

Stabilizing Disorder-Free Localization

Disorder-free localization is a paradigm of nonergodicity in translation-invariant quantum many-body systems hosting gauge symmetries. …

Recent Journal Articles

Gauge-Symmetry Protection Using Single-Body Terms

Quantum-simulator hardware promises new insights into problems from particle and nuclear physics. A major challenge is to reproduce …

Unconventional critical exponents at dynamical quantum phase transitions in a random Ising chain

Dynamical quantum phase transitions (DQPTs) feature singular temporal behavior in transient quantum states during nonequilibrium …

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 …

Exciting the Goldstone Modes of a Supersolid Spin–Orbit-Coupled Bose Gas

Supersolidity is deeply connected with the emergence of Goldstone modes, reflecting the spontaneous breaking of both phase and …

From entanglement certification with quench dynamics to multipartite entanglement of interacting fermions

Multipartite entanglement, such as witnessed through the quantum Fisher information (QFI), is a crucial resource for quantum …

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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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.

Principal Investigator


Philipp Hauke




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


Veronica Panizza

PhD Student



Monica Cosi

Team assistant



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 Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ERC-2018-STG project StrEnQTh — Strong Entanglement in Quantum many-body Theory, Grant agreement No. 804305), the Provincia Autonoma di Trento, and Q@TN — Quantum Science and Technology in Trento.