Field of Work
Theoretical (analytic or numeric) analyses of materials where quantum properties are particularly clear or where electron-electron interactions are dominant. Examples include unconventional (high-temperature) superconductors like cuprates or iron pnictides, and also quantum magnetism. We aim to develop and understand minimal models for a solid. Currently, we are also interested in interacting topological systems, where the symmetry of the electronic wave function strongly protects certain properties, e.g. conducting edge states.
Born 1977 in Graz (Austria), undergraduate studies and doctorate (2004) in physics at TU Graz. Postdoc at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart) and at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, USA) and Oak Ridge National Lab. Group leader, funded by the Emmy-Noether programme of the German research foundation, at IFW Dresden. Since 2014 professor of Condensed-Matter Theory at the Institute of functional Matter and Quantum Technologies at the University of Stuttgart. Two sons born in 2014 and 2016.