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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics



Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge (2022- )

Professor of Theoretical Physics, Ghent University (2012 - )

Professor of Physics, University of Vienna (2006 - 2019)

Research scholar, Institute for Quantum Information, Caltech (2004-2006)

Research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (2002 - 2004)



Research in my group is focused on understanding the role of entanglement in quantum computation and in interacting quantum many-body systems. We are developing the theory of quantum tensor networks, devise novel computational methods for optimizing them, and apply those to problems in condensed matter physics, quantum field theory, atomic physics, statistical physics and quantum computing.

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Selected Publications

You can find most of my publications on the arXiv or on Google Scholar.

Research Group

Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations