Our main research aim is a deeper understanding of complex quantum many-body systems. To this end, we perform theoretical studies based on analytical and numerical methods, as well as develop proposals for realizing and characterizing phase diagrams and non-equilibrium dynamics of complex quantum systems. These proposals draw on the astonishing abilities of quantum-optical many-body experiments, such as with ultracold quantum gases and trapped ions, which are now reaching a level of precision and control that has been unimaginable just a few decades ago. We aim at taking full profit of these fascinating abilities in order to enable novel quantum technologies such as quantum simulation, quantum metrology, and adiabatic quantum optimization.
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