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Personal Statement

My research centers on the boundary between many-body physics, quantum optics, and AMO physics. Over the course of the last 10 years, advances in experiments with ultracold quantum gases have made possible the realization of strongly interacting systems, which can be used to explore complex many-body phenomena. Motivated by and in connection with these experiments, we explore novel phenomena on a theoretical level with analytical and numerical techniques. In particular, we are interested in the non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum gases, treating both coherent many-body dynamics (e.g., transport dynamics, or the exploration of metastable many-body states and their associated quantum phases), and dissipative many-body dynamics (e.g., heating of quantum gases in optical potentials, or engineering dissipative driving to produce complex many-body states).

We are also interested more generally in quantum simulation and the implementation of quantum computing in many-body systems. Our research has important applications to future quantum technologies.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor rerum naturalium, University of Innsbruck

Master of Science, University of Auckland

Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland

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Projects 2014 2022

Research Output 2004 2018

  • 2475 Citations
  • 53 Article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
2 Citations

Dynamical disentangling and cooling of atoms in bilayer optical lattices

Kantian, A., Langer, S. & Daley, A. J. 9 Feb 2018 In : Physical Review Letters. 120, 6, 5 p., 060401

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Particle statistics and lossy dynamics of ultracold atoms in optical lattices

Yago Malo, J., van Nieuwenburg, E. P. L., Fischer, M. H. & Daley, A. J. 21 May 2018 In : Physical Review A. 97, 5, 9 p., 053614

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Dynamics of quantum many-body systems with long-range interactions

Author: Buyskikh, A., 1 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Daley, A. (Supervisor) & Kuhr, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Many-body decoherence with cold atoms in optical lattices

Author: Sarkar, S., 1 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Daley, A. (Supervisor) & Oppo, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Ludwig Boltzmann Prize of the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG)

Andrew Daley (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Andrew Daley (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)