Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Pollmann’s research focuses on a variety of problems in the field of condensed matter theory. His main focus lies on the study of collective phenomena which arise due to quantum mechanical effects in systems of correlated particles. Areas of research include the study of topological phases of matter, frustrated spin systems, and the dynamics of disordered systems. To gain deeper insights into the physics of these systems, he employs concepts from quantum information theory. These concepts have proven to be very useful in acquiring a more fundamental understanding of the structure of quantum many-body states and in designing efficient computer algorithms for numerical simulations of correlated quantum systems.
Prof. Pollmann studied physics at TU Braunschweig and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. After completing his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPIPKS) in 2006, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Starting from 2011 he headed a junior research group at MPIPKS. In 2016 he was appointed associate professor and in 2022 full professor at TUM.
- Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) (2017)
- Walter Schottky Prize of the German Physical Society, DPG (2015)
- Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society (2007)
Key Publications (all publications)
Ergodicity-breaking arising from Hilbert space fragmentation in dipole-conserving Hamiltonians. P Sala, T Rakovszky, R Verresen, M Knap, F Pollmann. Phys. Rev. X 10, 011047 (2020).Abstract
Signatures of Dirac cones in a DMRG study of the Kagome Heisenberg model. YC He, MP Zaletel, M Oshikawa, F Pollmann. Physical Review X 7, 031020 (2017).Abstract
Topological Characterization of Fractional Quantum Hall Ground States from Microscopic Hamiltonians. MP Zaletel, RSK Mong, F Pollmann. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 236801 (2013).Abstract
Unbounded Growth of Entanglement in Models of Many-Body Localization. JH Bardarson, F Pollmann, JM Moore. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 017202 (2012).Abstract
Entanglement spectrum of a topological phase in one dimension. F Pollmann, AM Turner, E Berg, M Oshikawa. Phys. Rev. B. 81, 064439 (2010).Abstract