Mathematical Quantum Physics


The group in February 2020, in a group retreat together with the Algebra group of the University of Innsbruck.


We are a recently established research group located at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. 

Group members are listed under People, and open positions in Open positions

Our research topics are explained in Research topics.

Our publications are listed in Publications


  • (Mar 20, 2020) Matt Hoogsteder Riera successfully defended his Master Thesis - congratulations Matt! The defensio was held online, with Tim Netzer and Andreas Läuchli as the other members of the committee.
  • (Mar 13, 2020) Our article "Optimal bounds on the positivity of a matrix from a few moments", with Tobias Fritz and Tim Netzer, has been published in Comm. Math. Phys.
  • (Feb 20, 2020) The Algebra group and ours are going to a group retreat in Maria Waldrast! 
  • (Feb 11, 2020) Mirte van der Eyden (U. Amsterdam)  will be visiting our group from February 17 to 19.
  • (Jan 20, 2020) Martha Lewis (U. Amsterdam) will be visiting our group from February 4 to 6. 


  • (Dec 17, 2019) New paper: Quantum magic squares: dilations and their limitations. Gemma De las Cuevas, Tom Drescher, Tim Netzer. arXiv:1912.07332
  • (Dec 2, 2019) Our paper "Separability for mixed states with operator Schmidt rank two" was published in Quantum 3, 203 (2019)
  • (Nov 8, 2019) We currently have **2 open PhD positions**. For more information, see Open positions.
  • (Sep 25, 2019) Andreas Klingler is a new master student in our group - welcome. 
  • (Sep 5, 2019) New paper: Tensor decompositions on simplicial complexes with invariance. Gemma De las Cuevas, Matt Hoogsteder Riera, Tim Netzer. arXiv:1909.01737
  • (Aug 27, 2019) New paper: A generalised ansatz for continuous Matrix Product States. Maria Balanzó-Juandó and Gemma De las Cuevas. arXiv:1908.09761
  • (Aug 9, 2019) New paper: Mixed states in one spatial dimension: decompositions and correspondence with nonnegative matrices. Gemma De las Cuevas and Tim Netzer. arXiv:1907.03664
  • (May 16, 2019) Joshua Graf is a new master student with us, also working with Tim Netzer. 
  • (Apr 8, 2019) Alexander Mueller-Hermes will visit our group from June 12 to 14. 
  • (Apr 8, 2019) Anna Lina Vandré is joining our group as a master student - welcome! 
  • (Mar 15, 2019) New paper: Separability for mixed states with operator Schmidt rank two. Gemma De las Cuevas, Tom Drescher, Tim Netzer, arXiv:1903.05373

Last update: Mar 25, 2020

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