Matière condensée

Groupe de Silke Biermann : Structure électronique

Groupe d'Antoine Georges

Groupe de Karyn Le Hur : Systèmes Quantiques Complexes et Information Quantique

Groupe de Laurent Sanchez-Palencia


Coordinateur : Silke Biermann

  • Membres permanents : 

Steffen Backes
Michel Ferrero 
Antoine Georges
Karyn Le Hur 
Leonid Pourovskii

Alaska Subedi
Laurent Sanchez-Palencia

  • Doctorants :

Julien Despres
Philipp Klein
Alice Moutenet
Ariane Soret
Jakob Steinbauer
Marcello Turtulici
Louis Villa
Fan Yang
Hepeng Yao

Sumanta Bhandary
Anna Galler
Benjamin Lenz
Giacomo Mazza
Thomas schäfer
Fedor Simkovic

Activités de recherche :

The research activities of the condensed matter group are devoted to the theory of correlated quantum systems, covering the whole spectrum from crystalline materials, mesoscopic or nanoscopic systems to ultracold atom gases and systems coupling matter and radiation. We aim at

  1. Identifying and describing emergent collective behaviour arising from the interactions in fermionic or bosonic systems;
  2. Characterizing novel quantum phases of matter (including their topological properties) and the associated quantum phase transitions;
  3. Understanding structural, spectral, magnetic and transport properties of correlated systems.

An important aspect of our work is the development of theoretical approaches to tackle such systems. We make use of a wide panel of techniques, including analytical approaches (e.g. mean field theory, Bethe ansatz, Yang-Yang theory, bosonization, renormalization group analysis, slave-rotor techniques...) and large-scale numerical simulations for many-body systems (e.g. dynamical mean field theory (DMFT), exact diagonalization, quantum Monte Carlo, density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) and matrix-product states,...) and within an ab initio framework (density functional theory (DFT) and density functional perturbation theory, ab initio many-body perturbation theory (“GW approximation”), constrained random phase approximation techniques...).