Welcome to the Theory Division at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light


Florian Marquardt
(Scientific Director)

Nanophysics and Quantum Optics
Machine Learning for Physics

Flore Kunst
(Independent Research
Group Leader)

Non-Hermitean Topology

Mario Krenn
(Independent Research
Group Leader)

Artificial Scientist Lab

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In our research, we apply tools from condensed matter theory and from quantum optics to a range of questions at the interface of nanophysics and quantum optics, addressing both quantum and classical dynamics. In our approach, we often try to identify the salient features of experimentally relevant situations and condense them into minimalist models which can then be attacked with all the state-of-the-art theoretical tools. At the same time, we also care about the direct contact with experiments, down to designing the classical electromagnetic and acoustic properties of specific structures.


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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Quantum Technologies

Mario Krenn, Jonas Landgraf, Thomas Fösel, Florian Marquardt

arXiv 2208.03836 (2022) Preprint | PDF

Curiosity in exploring chemical spaces: Intrinsic rewards for deep molecular reinforcement learning

Luca A. Thiede, Mario Krenn, AkshatKumar Nigam, Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Machine Learning: Science and Technology (3) 035008 (2022) | Journal | PDF

Topologically Protected Transport in Engineered Mechanical Systems

Tirth Shah, Christian Brendel, Vittorio Peano, Florian Marquardt

arXiv 2206.12337 Preprint | PDF

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