C. Gogolin

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Until recently I have been working at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona with Antonio Acín and Maciej Lewenstein where I won both an ICFOnest+ and a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (NIMBqUS). I am now moving to the University of Cologne and am starting to work with Xanadu Inc. in Toronto. Before that, I was on a joint postdoctoral research position at ICFO with the MPQ - Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching.

I finished my Ph.D. in theoretical physics in the Quantum Information Theory group of Jens Eisert at Freie Univesität Berlin in July 2014. My thesis was supported by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Before that, I have worked at the Universität Potsdam until October 2011, was a visiting student with Andreas Winter at the University of Bristol until September 2010, and completed my master's thesis at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in April 2010.

Since 2016 I a founder and member of the Executive Board of Quantum - the open journal for quantum science.

My main research interests are:

  • Quantum computation, technologies, and information theory: I am interested in various aspects of quantum computing, quantum error correction, complexity theory and quantum speedups (for example for applications in machine learning), quantum annealing, as well as quantum enhanced metrology.
  • Quantum software and machine learning: Together with the quantum computing startup Xanadu Inc., I am working on software for the simulation of quantum computers, as well as on quantum computing application for machine learning.
  • Certification of quantum devices: As a fully fledged, scalable, and error-correcting quantum computer is still out of reach, the certification of less powerful machines (quantum simulators and samplers) that perform some provably hard task is crucial. I am particularly interested in the sample complexity of certification and average case complexity.
  • Statistical and many-body physics: I am fascinated by the fundamental questions concerning the interplay of statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, their similarities and their apparent incompatibility. I am intrigued by the long standing question to which extent the methods of statistical physics can be justified from the microscopic theory of quantum mechanics. How, why, and in which sense do quantum many body systems equilibrate? I am interested in the role of disorder and integrability for transport and equilibration in quantum many-body systems, both under unitary and Liouvillian dynamics. I am interested in structural properties of eigenstates and thermal states of locally interacting systems, such as their stability against local perturbations.

My CV is available on request. Please also consult my LinkedIn profile.

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