I am working in quantum information processing and quantum simulation of many-body quantum physics using atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) systems. During the last years, the main focus of my work has been on topological quantum information processing with trapped ions, as well as the study of topological quantum phases in condensed-matter and cold atom systems.
I enjoy working at the interface between theory and experiment, and in particular bridging the gap between theoretical models and experimental implementations.
I grew up in Germany, where I completed my undergraduate studies in physics at the University of Konstanz in 2006. From 2007 to 2011 I realised my PhD studies on Many-Body Quantum Simulation with Rydberg Atoms and Ions in the quantum optics theory group of Prof. Peter Zoller at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2011, I started a postdoctoral researcher position in the Quantum Information and Computation Group at the Theoretical Physics Department of the Complutense University Madrid in Spain. In November 2015, I began a faculty position as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics at Swansea University in Wales, UK, where I have built up my research group.