14 April 2023

Daniel Malz, assistant professor

Newly employed

Daniel Malz started on 1 April 2023 at the Department of Mathematical Sciences affiliated with the Quantum for Life Centre. The Novo Nordisk Foundation funds his work.

Daniel Malz

Daniel is a theoretical physicist working at the interface of quantum physics and quantum information theory. His interests range from the description and modelling of physical platforms for quantum computation and simulation and light-matter interactions to numerical tools for quantum many-body problems and the complexity of quantum state preparation.

Daniel holds a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge (England) and has previously worked at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany), with quantum information pioneer Ignacio Cirac.

In Copenhagen, he will work with the Quantum for Life Centre - an interdisciplinary research centre combining quantum physic, mathematics, chemistry and data science research.

Daniel was in November 2022 awarded a RECRUIT grant of DKK 11.8 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation over a seven-year period. He is forming his own research group.

"Since the early days of my PhD, I have been fascinated by the possibility to manipulate and control quantum systems such as arrays or ensembles of individual atoms in the quantum regime. Consequently, I often think about ways to improve existing platforms, use them in novel ways, or come up with concepts of new types of quantum platforms. The Niels Bohr Institute hosts several outstanding theoretical and experimental groups working on these questions that I look forward to collaborating with," says Daniel.

"The other side of the coin is to understand how quantum computers or simulators operate, and how we can exploit them most optimally. This relates to practical questions such as how well systems operate in the presence of errors and noise, but also fundamental ones such as what the computational complexity of a given task is. These problems are central to the whole undertaking and tend to be quite mathematical. Many of my new colleagues at the Department of Mathematics are leading experts in this field and I am honoured and excited to tackle these problems together with them."

You can find Daniel with the quantum groups in Vibenshuset, Lyngbyvej 1.