The theory group studies a wide range of topics in relation with the experimental activity in the laboratory as well as several research topics that are more conceptual. These topics include, on the one hand side, quantum systems (topological and relativistic matter, low dimensional systems, Hall effects, charge density waves, out-of-equilibrium phenomena,…), material sciences (functional materials, Mott transition, quasicrystals,…). On the other hand, relevant topics in soft condensed, biological and active matter (colloids, liquid crystals) are investigated. From the technical point of view, various analytical approaches (based on diagrammatics, quantum field theory, bosonisation,…) are accompanied by large-scale computational methods (dynamical mean-field theory, molecular simulations,…).

Research themes:

  • Graphene and other two-dimensional crystals
  • Relativistic and topological materials in two and three dimensions
  • Topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions
  • Orbital magnetism, quantum Hall effects
  • Unconventional superconductivity, charge order, and defects
  • Quantum transport in correlated mesoscopic systems
  • Oxide surfaces/interfaces
  • Quasicrystals, skyrmions and beyond
  • Mott materials for artificial intelligence
  • (Non)-Isotropic colloidal and nanoparticles
  • Biological soft matter and biomaterials