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Thomas Barthel

Barthel

Charles H. Townes Assistant Professor of Physics

Theoretical and Numerical Quantum Many-Body Physics:

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

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Townes Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor of Physics

Contact Information

Education

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

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

Courses Taught

  • MATH 690-70: Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • PHYSICS 142L9D: General Physics II (Discussion)
  • PHYSICS 465: Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHYSICS 590: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics
  • PHYSICS 765: Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYSICS 791: SPECIAL READINGS

Representative Publications

  • Barthel, T; Zhang, Y, Super-operator structures and no-go theorems for dissipative quantum phase transitions, Arxiv:2012.05505 (2020) [abs].
  • Miao, Q; Barthel, T, Eigenstate entanglement scaling for critical interacting spin chains, Arxiv:2010.07265 (2020) [abs].
  • Binder, M; Barthel, T, Low-energy physics of isotropic spin-1 chains in the critical and Haldane phases, Physical Review B, vol 102 no. 1 (2020) [10.1103/PhysRevB.102.014447] [abs].
  • Barthel, T; Zhang, Y, Optimized Lie-Trotter-Suzuki decompositions for two and three non-commuting operators, Annals of Physics, vol 418 (2020), pp. 168165-168165 [10.1016/j.aop.2020.168165] [abs].
  • Barthel, T, The matrix product approximation for the dynamic cavity method, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, vol 2020 no. 1 (2020) [10.1088/1742-5468/ab5701] [abs].