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-Hermitian 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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Deep-learning approach for large atomic structure calculations

Pavlo Bilous, Adriana Pálffy, Florian Marquardt

arxiv 2209.05867 (2022) Preprint | PDF

Tunneling-induced fractal transmission in Valley Hall waveguides

Tirth Shah, Florian Marquardt, Vittorio Peano

arXiv 2209.06188 (2022) Preprint | PDF

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Quantum Technologies

Mario Krenn, Jonas Landgraf, Thomas Fösel, Florian Marquardt

arXiv 2208.03836 (2022) Preprint | PDF

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