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.