Understanding composite, interacting quantum many body systems and harnessing their potential for quantum information purposes as quantum simulators or quantum sensors, as well as applying insights gained here to other fields, including biology, pose some of the most outstanding challenges in modern quantum physics.
Quantum Effects in Biology
Open Quantum Systems
Diamond Sensors and Simulators
Furthermore, our group investigates the possibility of forming interfaces between the these many-body systems and light in order to generate novel non-classical light sources and quantum memories for light.
Quantum Many-Body Systems and Control
Quantum Information and Entanglement Theory
Quantum Simulations With Trapped Particles
Our research group aims to address these challenges by pursuing research in quantum information and entanglement theory as well as the theory of open quantum systems and the study of non-trivial quantum effects in biological systems. We work with a wide variety of technologies, including NV centers in diamond, trapped ions and optical cavities, by developing theoretical proposals whose realization and application for example in biology we are pursuing in collaboration with national and international groups and interacting very closely with the experimental groups in Ulm.
We are part of the vibrant quantum science community at Ulm University. In this short video you can learn more about the topics that our and the other research groups in this community work at
Am Institut für Theoretische Physik steht eine breite Auswahl von Themen aus den Bereichen Quanteninformation, Quantencomputing, Quantenoptik und Quantenbiologie zur Verfügung. Anfragen beim Institutsdirektor, Herrn Prof. Plenio, sind jederzeit willkommen.
Felix Ahnefeld got his first paper published
Julen Pedernales did it again, Best Post Prize at the UniKORN Poster Session 2021
Martin Plenio is listed as highly cited researcher for the fourth time in a row.
Our work on Quantum Physics and Biology featured Local and National Radio
Ludovico Lami wins a Humboldt Fellowship to continue his work in our group for another 2 years
Most Recent Papers
Asymptotic State Transformations of Continuous Variable Resources, Commun. Math. Phys. 398, 291–351 (2023), arXiv:2010.00044
Spin-Dependent Momentum Conservation of Electron-Phonon Scattering in Chirality-Induced Spin Selectivity, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, XXX, 340–346, arXiv:2209.05323
Macroscopic hyperpolarization enhanced with quantum optimal control, Phys. Rev. Res. 4, 043179
Scalable Generation of Multiphoton Entangled States by Active Feed-Forward and Multiplexing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 150501, arXiv:1908.05722
Institute of Theoretical Physics
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