Geilhufe group

We are working on the theory of quantum materials. Using a combination of analytical and numerical tools, we investigate condensed matter phenomena in a broad range of materials classes, e.g., organics and metal organic frameworks, oxides, 2D materials.

Examples of our research fields

Symmetry of quantum materials

Symmetry and symmetry-breaking are fundamental concepts of nature. The group develops group theoretical methods to investigate quantum phases in materials, e.g., topological materials, Dirac materials, superconductors, as well as other types of ordered phenomena. Furthermore, we develop the Mathematica group theory package GTPack.

Dynamics in quantum materials

Geilhufe group investigates dynamic quantum phases of matter and non-equilibrium states. Examples are transient electronic effects due to coupling to chiral phonons, or consequences of a dynamic modification of electron-electron interactions.

Identification of quantum materials

We combine the design of functional materials using model Hamiltonians and materials informatics. With machine learning and data mining, the group identifies novel quantum materials with desired target properties. A central tool is the Organic Materials Database - OMDB.


Group members




Richard Matthias Geilhufe
  • Assistant Professor, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Physics