Thomas Barthel

Physics

Charles H. Townes Assistant Professor of Physics

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Research Interests

• Strongly correlated quantum many-particle systems
• Nonequilibrium phenomena, open quantum systems, and transport
• Information theoretic aspects like entanglement
• Integrable models
• Tensor network state methods (DMRG, MPS, MERA, PEPS)
• Quantum computation and simulation for the investigation of quantum matter
• Ultracold atoms in optical lattices
• Stochastic dynamics in networks

Bio

Theoretical and Numerical Quantum Many-Body Physics:

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  • Strongly correlated quantum matter
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  • Phase transitions and criticality
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  • Nonequilibrium phenomena, open driven-dissipative quantum systems, and transport
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  • Information theoretic aspects of quantum many-body systems
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  • Integrable models
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  • Tensor network state methods (MPS, TTNS, PEPS, MERA)
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  • Quantum computation and simulation for the investigation of quantum matter
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  • Ultracold atoms in optical lattices
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  • Sotchastic dynamics in networks, epidemic outbreaks
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Education

  • Ph.D. Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochshule Aachen (Germany), 2009

Positions

  • Charles H. Townes Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Member of the Duke Quantum Center

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 624: Open Quantum Systems
  • PHYSICS 590: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics
  • PHYSICS 464D: Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYSICS 142L9D: General Physics II (Discussion)
  • MATH 690-70: Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • ECE 624: Open Quantum Systems