Group members

All phone numbers are preceeded by +49-221-470 | E-mail addresses are all @thp.uni-koeln.de.

Simon Trebst
Simon Trebst (cv)
Group leader
Room: TP 2.12 | Tel: 7420 | email: trebst
My interests span a broad range of topics in condensed matter physics. Recent themes include the emergence and stability of topological order in interacting quantum many-body systems, the formation of exotic quantum states in highly-frustrated systems, and the development of numerical approaches to conquer these problems.
Jan Attig
PhD student
Room: 110 | Tel: 4208 | email: jattig
Spiral spin liquids.
Carsten Bauer
PhD student
Room: TP 2.05 | Tel: 1053 | website
Competing orders and quantum criticality in metals.
Christoph Berke
PhD student
Room: TP 2.05 | Tel: 1053 | email: berke
Peter Bröcker
PhD student
Room: TP 2.05 | Tel: 1053 | email: broecker | website
Entanglement in fermionic quantum many-body systems.
Finn Lasse Büßen
PhD student
Room: 110 | Tel: 4208 | email: fbuessen
Functional renormalization group for frustrated magnets.
Tim Eschmann
PhD student
Room: 110 | Tel: 4208
Thermodynamics of fractionalization in spin-orbit entangled matter.
Bahar Ghannad
Master student
Room: 110 | Tel: 4208 | email: bahar
Kitaev materials.
Ciarán Hickey
Postdoc
Room: TP 2.11 | Tel: 1059 | email: chickey | website
Topological order, entanglement, and strong correlations.
Kevin O'Brien
PhD student (co-supervised with Maria Hermanns)
Room: TP 2.05 | Tel: 1053 | email: kobrien
Majorana metals.
Dennis Wawrzik
Master student
Room: 212 | Tel: 3481 | email: dwawrzik
Spin-orbit entangled Mott insulators

Administrative support

Yasemin Tieben
Room: TP 2.09 | Tel: 5756 | email: tieben


Group alumni

Prof. Maria Hermanns, University of Gothenburg
Postdoc, Emmy-Noether group leader 2012-2017

Master students
Tilman Disselkamp '17,
Jan Attig '17, Tim Eschmann '16, Finn Lasse Büssen '16, Wilfried Michel '15, Stephanie Matern '15
Kevin O'Brien '14, Stefan Wolff '14, Mascha Baedorf '14, Peter Broecker '13, Stefan Bittihn '13

Bachelor students
Simon Barton '17, Konstantin Dietrich '17, Frederic Frey '17, Martin Gembe '17, Felix Henschke '17,
David Lindner '16, Manuel Zohlen '15, Benjamin Heil '15, Tim Eschmann '14, Jan Attig '14,
Dirk Schaefer '14, Finn Lasse Büssen '14, Wilfried Michel '13, Peter Gerliz '13, Oliver Wohak '12


Open positions

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact us.