Christian Mendl

Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track

Technical University of Munich

Department of Informatics

Focus Group/Research Project:
Quantum Computing

Short CV

Prof. Mendl studied physics and mathematics at TUM. After his PhD at the LMU Munich (2012), he worked as a postdoc together with Herbert Spohn on topics of statistical physics. A Feodor Lynen fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation led him to Stanford University in 2015, where he investigated models for high-temperature superconductors using quantum Monte Carlo methods. In 2017, he was appointed Junior Professor at TU Dresden and, in 2019, as a Rudolf Mößbauer Assistant Professor at TUM.

Selected Awards

  • 2015-2017, Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynen fellowship
  • 2009-2011, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD fellowship
  • 2005-2012, TopMath graduate program at TU München / Elitenetzwerk Bayern
  • 2004-2008, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Research Interests

• quantum computing and information

• computational physics (in particular tensor network methods, quantum Monte Carlo, neural-network quantum states)

• statistical and non-equilibrium physics

• numerical simulation and visualization

• condensed matter physics

Selected Publications

• Huang EW, Mendl CB, Liu S, Johnston S, Jiang H-C, Moritz B, Devereaux TP: "Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high-Tc cuprate superconductors". Science 358, 1161-1164 (2017).

• Bohrdt A, Mendl CB, Endres M, Knap M: "Scrambling and thermalization in a diffusive quantum many-body system". New J. Phys. 19, 063001 (2017).

• Mendl CB, Spohn H: "Low temperature dynamics of the one-dimensional discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation". J. Stat. Mech. (2015) P08028.

• Mendl CB, Spohn H: "Dynamic correlators of Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains and nonlinear fluctuating hydrodynamics". Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 230601 (2013).

• Mendl CB, Wolf MM: "Unital quantum channels - Convex structure and revivals of Birkhoff's theorem". Commun. Math. Phys. 289, 1057-1086 (2009).

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