Ultracold matter groupPeter SchaussDepartment of Physics, University of Virginia
Using the recently developed techniques of quantum gas microscopy, Peter Schauss is working on quantum simulation of bosonic and fermionic quantum many-body systems with ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The single-site and single-atom resolved imaging of these systems enables a new view on strongly correlated condensed-matter-like systems with full tunability of all relevant parameters of the Hamiltonian, reaching into regimes where exact calculations on classical computers become inaccessible.
During his graduate studies, Schauss pioneered the quantum gas microscopy of long-range interacting Rydberg atoms in optical lattices. He was also involved in a series of pathbreaking experiments on the Bose-Hubbard model.
As postdoctoral scholar in Princeton, he worked on several high-impact studies of microscopic Hubbard model physics with ultracold fermions, with the latest results focusing on transport.
Schauss obtained his bachelor’s in physics and computer science and master’s at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from LMU Munich working at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany. Before joining UVA he was a postdoctoral research scholar on a Dicke Fellowship at Princeton University (2015-2018).
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