People

The current members of the Quantum Matter group are listed below. Further information, including CV's, is found by clicking on people's names.

Jens H Bardarson

Group Leader

My research is mainly concerned with the observation of quantum effects and quantum driven phenomena in condensed matter systems. Two of the main current areas of research are quantum transport in topological insulators and dynamics and characterization of the many-body localized phase.

Soumya Bera

Postdoc

I did my undergraduate studies at Calcutta University and IIT Madras in India. My PhD was obtained at KIT Karlsruhe University under the supervision of Prof. F. Evers. Before joining MPI-PKS I was a postdoc at Institute Neel, Grenoble, France. My research interests lie in the broad field of ‘Quantum Correlated Matter’ with primary focus on disordered electron materials.

Jun Won Rhim

Postdoc

I did my PhD at Yonsei University in Seoul Korea. Before joining MPI-PKS I was a research fellow at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. I'm interested in correlation, transport and topological properties of materials.

Younes Javanmard

PhD Student

I did my bachelor studies at the Urmia University in Urmia Iran and my masters at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran Iran. I'm working on transport in correlated systems.

Talía Lezama

PhD Student

I did my undergraduate studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. I'm studying many-body localization.

Jan Behrends

PhD Student

I did my undergraduate studies at the Free University of Berlin. Generally, I am interested in topological phases of matter, especially gapless topological phases. I am currently working on Weyl semimetals and their interplay with disorder and different kinds of external perturbations.

Emmanouil Xypakis

PhD Student

I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Crete and University of Amsterdam. My research interests focus on theoretical condensed matter physics and specifically on topological quantum matter properties. Currently I am studying quantum transport in topological insulators and superconductors.