The current research of my group is focussed on enabling new quantum technologies, such as quantum machine learning, protocol simulations for quantum repeaters, quantum light sources, and multipartite entanglement generation and classification. The underlying systems and hardware platforms are generally sodild-state based. Here, we specialize on the theoretical modelling of semiconductor nanostructures at the intersection of solid state physics, quantum optics, and quantum information, using many-body methods that allow understanding and predicting physical phenomena on the basis of the underlying microscopic processes and correlations. Throughout several cooperative research projects, we are closely collaborating with experimental partners. In joint efforts, new phenomena can be unravelled and understood, especially if they arise from correlations and many-body effects in semiconductors.
I studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin before leaving for New Zealand to do my Master’s degree at the University of Otago in the group of Prof. Rob Ballagh under the supervision of Prof. David Hutchinson on the Finite-temperature properties of two-dimensional dilute Bose gases (thesis download link). I received my doctorate degree at the University of Bremen under the supervision of Prof. Frank Jahnke for the development and application of a Theory for Light-Matter Interaction in Semiconductor Quantum Dots (thesis download link). In 2019 I completed my habilitation in theoretical physics on the topic Semiconductor sources for coherent and quantum light.
Since 2017 I am working as an independent researcher and group leader at the Institute For Theoretical Physics at the University of Bremen.
For the summer term 2022, I filled the professorship in theoretical solid state physics (Vertretungsprofessur in Theoretischer Festkörperphysik).
Contact information for Priv. Doz. Dr. Christopher Gies:
Sarah Jane Farley
Tel. +49 (0)421 218-62031
Fax. +49 (0)421 218-9862034