Our current research focuses on strongly correlated quantum systems where interactions are comparable to kinetic energy. Using cold atoms, we perform quantum simulations in regime often challenging for numerics and we probe our systems in and out of equilibrium with a resolution down to the single particle and spin.
Probing strongly correlated systems with single particle and spin resolution in so-called quantum gas microscopes offers novel perspectives to study quantum many-body systems. An important class of quantum many-body systems are topologically ordered phases. In these highly-entangled phases the order is encoded non-locally and hence have been predicted to be protected from local decoherence. Such phases are thus very interesting from a quantum information perspective and are the object of intense recent experimental and theoretical investigations.
We are setting up a novel quantum simulation platform based on Strontium atoms with single particle detection and control.