I am a theoretical physicist investigating quantum matter, in which interactions and quantum entanglement between the particles can give rise to unexpected emergent properties. A recent focus of our research is how such emergent behavior unfolds in non equilibrium systems. For example we are trying to understand the phenomena of many-body localization, and thermalization in quantum systems.
To address these problems we use a variety of theoretical and numerical tools including field theory, strong disorder renormalization group, tensor networks, quantum Monte Carlo calculations and more.
I am involved in the ERC-synergy project UQUAM, a theory-experiment collaboration aimed at using ultra-cold atomic systems as a laboratory to investigate strongly correlated quantum matter. The other PIs in this project are Immanuel Bloch, Jean Dalibard and Peter Zoller.
11/2005 – 6/2016
7/2012 – 7/2013
11/2002 – 10/2005
Associate Professor – Weizmann Institute
Visiting Miller Professor – UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow – Harvard University
MSc in Physics – Technion, Haifa
BSc in Physics – Hebrew University, Jerusalem
366 LeConte Hall MC 7300
Berkeley CA, 94720-7300
Office: 301F Old LeConte Hall
email: ehud.altman [at] berkeley.edu