Computational Condensed Matter Theory
Prof. Dr. Tim Wehling
Our group studies the interplay of electron and nuclear dynamics in condensed matter. We develop theoretical methods to understand and predict quantum mechanical correlation effects, such as metal-insulator transitions, (high-temperature) superconductivity, and more generally exotic quantum states of matter.
Vision: understanding, designing and controlling complex quantum materials.
We investigate, often in close cooperation with experiments, how quantum mechanical correlation effects in real materials can be controlled by hetero- and nanostructuring or optical excitations. For this purpose, we develop methods at the interface of ab-initio and many-body methods that are able to account for atomistic details and interactions. In the long term, we aim to lay the foundation for understanding and designing materials in which target properties are simultaneously controlled by electronic interactions and structural complexity.
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