Lucas Fabian Hackl, postdoc at QMATH
Lucas started as a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen on 1 September 2019. He will be working at the Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH) under the supervision of Jan Philip Solovej.
Lucas completed his PhD in 2018 at Pennsylvania State University (USA) under the supervision of Eugenio Bianchi. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in physics from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) in 2011 and his Master's degree as Perimeter Scholar International from the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 2012.
In fall 2012, he worked as a teaching fellow at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Senegal, after which he interned with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. Before joining the University of Copenhagen, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics under the supervision of Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany) and Eugene Demler (Harvard University, USA).
Lucas' research lies at the intersection of geometry and physics with applications in fundamental theory, quantum information and condensed matter physics. At the University of Copenhagen, his research will particularly focus on the geometry of variational methods, i.e., on the question how much we can learn about a complex quantum system by approximating its state by an element of a suitable family (variational manifold) that is much smaller than the set of all possible quantum states. Related interests include entanglement, relativistic quantum information, quantum chaos and Gaussian states.
You can meet Lucas in office 04.0.10