Thomas Barthel


Charles H. Townes Assistant Professor of Physics

Theoretical and Numerical Quantum Many-Body Physics

Appointments and Affiliations

    Contact Information


    • Ph.D. Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochshule Aachen (Germany), 2009

    Research Interests

    • Strongly correlated quantum many-particle systems
    • Nonequilibrium phenomena, open quantum systems, and transport
    • Information theoretic aspects like entanglement
    • Integrable models
    • Tensor network state methods (DMRG, MPS, MERA, PEPS)
    • Quantum computation and simulation for the investigation of quantum matter
    • Ultracold atoms in optical lattices
    • Stochastic dynamics in networks

    Courses Taught

    • MATH 690-70: Topics in Applied Mathematics
    • PHYSICS 465: Quantum Mechanics II
    • PHYSICS 590: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics
    • PHYSICS 765: Graduate Advanced Physics

    Representative Publications

    • Barthel, T, The matrix product approximation for the dynamic cavity method, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, vol 2020 no. 1 (2020) [10.1088/1742-5468/ab5701] [abs].
    • Barthel, T; Miao, Q, Scaling functions for eigenstate entanglement crossovers in harmonic lattices, Arxiv:1912.10045 (2019) [abs].
    • Miao, Q; Barthel, T, Eigenstate entanglement: Crossover from the ground state to volume laws, Arxiv:1905.07760 (2019) [abs].
    • Barthel, T; Zhang, Y, Optimized Lie-Trotter-Suzuki decompositions for two and three non- commuting operators, Arxiv:1901.04974 (2019) [abs].
    • Binder, M; Barthel, T, Infinite boundary conditions for response functions and limit cycles within the infinite-system density matrix renormalization group approach demonstrated for bilinear-biquadratic spin-1 chains, Physical Review B, vol 98 no. 23 (2018) [10.1103/physrevb.98.235114] [abs].