Dr. Markus Müller

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Paul Scherrer Institute
5232 Villigen – PSI

Telephone: 4430
E-mail: markus.mueller@psi.ch

Research Activities / Specialties

My research concentrates on disordered and out-of-equilibrium systems, mostly in quantum condensed matter, but also in classical, frustrated systems. An important part of my work is concerned with a wide variety of disordered and strongly interacting systems such as semiconductors, superconductors, cold atomic gases quantum spin glasses and disordered magnets. These structurally complex systems host a wealth of interesting phenomena, not present in standard ordered matter, namely: Quantum localization, non-trivial ergodicity breaking, dynamics far off equilibrium, memory effects, etc. The interplay of interactions, disorder and quantum fluctuations is very rich, and raises questions of fundamental nature in quantum statistical physics.

I am a member of the Quantum Technology Collaboration (QTC@PSI).

Open positions

No open PhD positions are available at this moment.

Postdoc applications via the Marie Sklodovska Curie Program are welcome. (Deadline 14 Sep 2017)


Manuel Grimmer (PhD Student) "Non-linear Probes of quantum localized systems"

Kevin Tham (MSc Student) "Non-linearly driven two-level systems coupled to a continuum"

Former PhD students

Valentina Ros (IPhT Saclay/Paris)

Thuong Nguyen

Mauro Schiulaz (University of Washington, Seattle; Boston University)

Marco Beria (Allianz München)

Xiaoquan Yu (University of Massey; University of Otago)

Hongyi Xie (Rice University, University of Wisconsin)

Curriculum Vitae

Résumé Markus Müller


Diploma of Physics, November 2000; ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Thesis: "Strings and Interfaces in Random Media" Diploma Advisor: Prof. G. Blatter Mention: "Mit Auszeichnung" (Summa cum Laude).

PhD, September 2003; Université de Paris Sud, LPTMS, Orsay, France

Thesis: "Repliement d'hétéropolymères" (Folding of Heteropolymers) PhD Advisor: Prof. M. Mézard Mention: "Très honorable".


Full publication list - Markus Müller

Selected publications:

Absence of many-body mobility edges, W. de Roeck, F. Huveneers, M. Müller, and M. Schiulaz, Phys. Rev. B 93, 014203 (2016).

Marginal stability in structural, spin and electron glasses, M. Müller and M. Wyart, Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 6, 9 (2015).

Integrals of motion in the many-body localized phase, V. Ros, M. Müller, A. Scardicchio, Nucl. Phys. B. 891, 420 (2015); 900, 446 (2015).

Ideal quantum glass transitions: many-body localization without quenched disorder, M. Schiulaz, and M. Müller, AIP Conf. Proc. 1610, 11 (2014).

Localization of disordered bosons and magnets in random fields, X. Yu, and M. Müller, Ann. Phys. (NY) 337, 55 (2013).

Quantum statistics-induced flow patterns in driven ideal Fermi gases, M. Beria, Y. Iqbal, M. di Ventra, and M. Müller, Phys. Rev. A 88, 043611 (2013).

Multifractality and quantum-to-classical crossover in the Coulomb anomaly at the Mott-Anderson metal-insulator transition, M. Amini, V. Kravtsov, and M. Müller, New J. Phys. 16, 015022 (2014).

Long-range quantum Ising spin glasses at T = 0: Gapless collective excitations and universality, A. Andreanov, and M. Müller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 177201 (2012).

Giant positive magnetoresistance and localization in bosonic insulators, M. Müller, EPL 102, 67008 (2013).

Avalanches in mean-field models and the Barkhausen noise in spin-glasses, P. Le Doussal, M. Müller, and K. Wiese, EPL 91, 57004 (2010).

Graphene - a nearly perfect liquid, M. Müller, J. Schmalian, and L. Fritz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 025301 (2009).

Quantum-critical relativistic magnetotransport in graphene, M. Müller, L. Fritz, and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 78, 115406 (2008).

Quantum critical transport in clean graphene, L. Fritz, J. Schmalian, M. Müller, and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 78, 085416 (2008).

Theory of the Nernst Effect near Quantum Phase Transitions in Condensed Matter and in Dyonic Black Holes, S. A.Hartnoll, P. K. Kovtun, M. Müller, and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 76, 144502 (2007).

The Glass Transition and the Coulomb Gap in Electron Glasses, M. Müller and L. B. Ioffe Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 256403 (2004).