Rydberg Gases

Bose-Fermi Mixtures

Quantum Impurities

Efimov Physics

Functional Renormalization Group

Functional Determinant Approach

Quantum Field Theory

Variational Methods

Dephasing and Decoherence

Orthogonality Catastrophe

Polaron Formation

Angulon Dynamics

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Exciton-Electron Interactions

Polaronic Properties

Optical Response

About us

Who are we?

Our independent Max Planck Research Group led by Richard Schmidt is located at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany. Our research focus lies at the intersection of theoretical solid state and atomic physics. We are particularly interested in systems that feature a strong interplay of few- and many-body physics and aim to gain a deeper understanding of its significance for the dynamics, spectroscopic and transport properties of quantum matter realized in ultracold atomic gases and semiconducting materials.

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Ever wondered what happens if you stack two TMDs (Transition Metal Dichalcogenides) […]
Our work on the dynamics of heavy impurities interacting with a Fermi […]
Our work on the observation and detailed theoretical description of Rydberg polarons […]