Current group members are listed below. We are looking for new people, see the list of Open Positions. We are located on the second floor of Office Building West, see Contacts for additional details and directions.
Principal investigator
Maksym Serbyn
Maksym started his faculty appointment at IST in July 2017. He is interested in better theoretical understanding nonequilibrium properties of quantum systems using variety of analytical and numerical approaches.

Postdocs
Alexios Michailidis
Alex arrived to IST in December of 2017 after a short postdoctoral appointment at University of Leeds. He is mainly interested in ergodicity breaking nonequilibrium quantum dynamics. He applies a variety of numerical and analytical tools to study dynamical properties of manybody localized systems, models with a large mismatch of dynamical timescales, and kinematically constrained models.


Tobias Gulden
Tobias joined IST Austria as an ISTPlus fellow in the summer of 2019. He is interested in dynamical systems, focusing on methods to prepare states with high fidelity and studying the properties of prethermal states. In the past he also worked on topological insulators, and in his PhD thesis he invented a method for semiclassical calculations for nonHermitian Hamiltonians.


Stefano De Nicola
Stefano joined as as an ISTPlus postdoctoral fellow in February of 2019 after he got his PhD from King’s College London in 2018. He is interested in novel approaches to describe quantum dynamics and dynamical phases of matter.

Graduate Students
Pietro Brighi
Pietro has joined the group in summer 2019. He is working on understanding the properties of manybody localized systems.

Interns
Raimel Medina Ramos
Raimel is an intern at IST from February 2019. He is working on understanding the clustering phase of glasses in a quantum regime.

Our Alumni
Anna Goremykina
Anna is visiting IST from University of Geneva where she is pursuing her PhD degree. Anna is interested in nonequilibrium properties of low dimensional quantum systems. During her visit Anna is working on the dynamical responses of manybody localized phase and properties of manybody delocalization transition. Some results of this work are summarized in recent preprints, see Refs. [33][34] from Publications.


Peter Gerlagh
Peter is an intern at IST from November 2018. He is working on understanding the optimal control of quantum systems using Floquet approach.


Peng Rao
Rao was an intern at IST from October 2017 – July 2018. At IST Rao was working on the physics of trilayer graphene. The results of his work are published in Ref. [29,39] from Publication list.


Margarita Davydova
Margarita spent two months in summer of 2017 as an intern at IST Austria. Her main scientific interests are in the field of magnetic properties and spin dynamics in multiferroics. At IST Margarita was working on understanding nonlinear optical responses of solids.

Ziruo Zhang
Ziruo spent two months in summer of 2017 as an intern at IST Austria. His main interests are in the field of theoretical physics. At IST Ziruo was investigating properties of matrix elements in the manybody localized phase.
