Group

Current group members are listed below. We are looking for new people, see the list of Open Positions. We are located on the second floor of Office Building West, see Contacts for additional details and directions.

Principal investigator

Maksym Serbyn

Maksym started his faculty appointment at IST in July 2017. He is interested in better theoretical understanding non-equilibrium properties of quantum systems using variety of analytical and numerical approaches.  

  • Since 2017: Assistant Professor, IST Austria
  • 2014-2017: Gordon and Betty Moore postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2009-2014: PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2003-2009: MSc and BSc in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Postdocs

Alexios Michailidis

Alex arrived to IST in December of 2017 after a short postdoctoral appointment at University of Leeds. He is mainly interested in ergodicity breaking non-equilibrium quantum dynamics. He applies a variety of numerical and analytical tools to study dynamical properties of many-body localized systems, models with a large mismatch of dynamical timescales, and kinematically constrained models.

  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Leeds
  • 2013-2016: PhD in Physics, University of Nottingham 
Stefano De Nicola

Stefano joined as as an ISTPlus postdoctoral fellow in February of 2019 after he got his PhD from King’s College London in 2018. He is interested in novel approaches to describe quantum dynamics and dynamical phases of matter.

  • 2015-2018: PhD in Physics, King’s College London 

Academic Visitors

Anna Goremykina

Anna is visiting IST from University of Geneva where she is pursuing her PhD degree.  Anna is interested in non-equilibrium properties of low dimensional quantum systems. During her visit Anna is working on the dynamical responses of many-body localized phase and properties of many-body delocalization transition. Some results of this work are summarized in recent preprints, see Refs. [33]-[34] from Publications.

  • Since 2015: PhD in Physics, University of Geneva
  • 2010-2015: M.S. in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology 

Interns 

 

Peter Gerlagh

Peter is an intern at IST from November 2018. He is working on understanding the optimal control of quantum systems using Floquet approach.

    • 2015-2018 MS in Physics, Cambridge University
Raimel Ramos

Raimel is an intern at IST from February 2019. He is working on understanding the clustering phase of glasses in a quantum regime.

    • 2015-2018 BS and MS in Physics, Instituto Balseiro, Argentina
    • 2011-2015: BS in Physics, Universidad Central ‘Marta Abreu’ de las Villas, Cuba

 

Our Alumni

Peng Rao

Rao was an intern at IST from October 2017 – July 2018. At IST Rao was working on the physics of trilayer graphene. The results of his work are published in Ref. [29] from Publication list

  • 2018 – ongoing: PhD at MPIKS Dresden
  • 2012-2017: M.S. and B.A. in Physics, University of Cambridge
Margarita Davydova

Margarita spent two months in summer of 2017 as an intern at IST Austria. Her main scientific interests are in the field of magnetic properties and spin dynamics in multiferroics. At IST Margarita was working on understanding non-linear optical responses of solids.

  • 2017-2019: M.S. in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology 
  • 2013-2017: B.S. in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Ziruo Zhang

Ziruo spent two months in summer of 2017 as an intern at IST Austria. His main interests are in the field of theoretical physics. At IST Ziruo was investigating properties of matrix elements in the many-body localized phase. 

  • 2017-2018: M.S. in Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2014-2017: B.A. in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge