My main research interest is the theoretical modelling of semiconductor nanostructures at the intersection of solid state physics, quantum optics, and quantum information. I specialize in many-body methods that allow understanding and predicting physical phenomena on the basis of the underlying microscopic processes and correlations. In my work I give great importance to closely collaborating with experimental groups, which is apparent from my publication record. 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.
Since 2017 I am working as an independent researcher and group leader at the Institute For Theoretical Physics at the Univeristy of Bremen.
For the summer term 2022, I fill in the professorship in theoretical solid state physics (Vertretungsprofessur in Theoretischer Festkörperphysik).
Contact information for Prof. Dr. Christopher Gies:
Sarah Jane Farley
Tel. +49 (0)421 218-62031
Fax. +49 (0)421 218-9862034