Hauke Group

Quantum Technologies Theory

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

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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 quantum matter 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

Spin-$S$ $U(1)$ Quantum Link Models with Dynamical Matter on a Quantum Simulator

Quantum link models (QLMs) offer the realistic prospect for the practical implementation of lattice quantum electrodynamics (QED) on …

A cavity quantum electrodynamics implementation of the Sachdev--Ye--Kitaev model

The search for a quantum theory of gravity has led to the discovery of quantum many-body systems that are dual to gravitational models …

Quantum Hall and Synthetic Magnetic-Field Effects in Ultra-Cold Atomic Systems

In this Chapter, we give a brief review of the state of the art of theoretical and experimental studies of synthetic magnetic fields …

Squeezing and quantum approximate optimization

Variational quantum algorithms offer fascinating prospects for the solution of combinatorial optimization problems using digital …

Stabilizing Gauge Theories in Quantum Simulators: A Brief Review

Quantum simulation is at the heart of the ongoing ‘‘second’’ quantum revolution, with various synthetic quantum …

Recent Journal Articles

Engineering random spin models with atoms in a high-finesse cavity

All-to-all interacting, disordered quantum many-body models have a wide range of applications across disciplines, from spin glasses in …

Dynamics of Stripe Patterns in Supersolid Spin–Orbit-Coupled Bose Gases

Despite ground-breaking observations of supersolidity in spin–orbit-coupled Bose–Einstein condensates, until now the …

Detecting quantum phase transitions in the quasistationary regime of Ising chains

Recently, single-site observables have been shown to be useful for probing critical slowing down in sudden quench dynamics Dağ et al., …

Critical slowing down in sudden quench dynamics

We reveal a prethermal dynamical regime upon suddenly quenching to the vicinity of a quantum phase transition in the time evolution of …

Absence of operator growth for average equal-time observables in charge-conserved sectors of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model

Quantum scrambling plays an important role in understanding thermalization in closed quantum systems. By this effect, 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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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

© Alessio Coser

Philipp Hauke




Sara Rebecchi

Team assistant



Haifeng Lang



Philipp Uhrich

PhD Student


Veronica Panizza

PhD Student


Edoardo Ballini

PhD Student


Alberto Bottarelli

PhD Student


Sebastian Nagies

PhD Student



Our group is embedded in the Pitaevskii BEC Center — a joint interinstitutional effort between CNR-INO and the University of Trento, bringing together theorists and experimentalists 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 members of INFN-TIFPA, where we contribute in particular to the Research Network (Iniziativa Specifica) QUANTUM, which pursues a quantum-information approach to strongly correlated matter. Aims of our research within this initiative are to design quantum simulations for lattice gauge theories and analog gravity, to illuminate the role of entanglement in many-body systems, and to design methods to extract complex observables from experimental data.

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.

Funded by the European Union under Horizon Europe Programme - Grant Agreement 101080086 — NeQST.