Entanglement Theory & Quantum Information Theory

Our group is located at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. It is funded by the START prize of the FWF, the Austrian Science Fund. We are working on several different topics within Quantum Information Theory.

Our main research interests are fundamental problems in Quantum Information Theory. We focus on the development of new theoretical tools for the investigation of quantum many-body systems. One of the aims is the characterization of the entanglement and complexity properties of multipartite systems. We are investigating new applications of multipartite entanglement and novel tools for the generation and manipulation of multipartite entangled states in specific experimental set-ups, like trapped ions or atoms in optical lattices.


Photo Research group Kraus

November 2016 (left to right: Barbara Kraus, David Sauerwein, Martin Hebenstreit, Raphael Brieger, Yaiza Aragones Soria, Katharina Schwaiger)


March 2013

March 2015 (left to right and top to bottom: Barbara Kraus, Cornelia Spee, David Sauerwein, Martin Hebenstreit, Elke Wölflmaier, Walter Boyajian, Katharina Schwaiger, Michalis Skotiniotis)


March 2013

March 2013 (left to right: Katharina Schwaiger, Barbara Kraus, Walter Boyajian, Cornelia Spee, Tatjana Carle, Michalis Skotiniotis, Elke Wölflmaier, Christoph Spengler, Marti Cuquet)


December 2012December 2012

Group members:

Former members:

  • Cornelia Spee, PhD
  • Walter Boyajian, PhD
  • Dr. Tatjana Carle
  • Dr. Marti Cuquet
  • Dr. Julio de Vicente
  • Dr. Michalis Skotiniotis
  • Dr. Christoph Spengler
  • Clemens Streitberger