I am a physicist working mainly on the description of quantum many-body systems from a theoretical perspective, for which I use tensor networks. In particular I have been working on the positivity problem, which is the question of how to represent efficiently the positivity of an operator with a tensor network (see here or here or here). I have also been working on continuum limits of matrix product states (see here or here).

In parallel, I have also worked on a notion of universality in spin physics which is somewhat similar to the notion of universality in computer science (by which there exist universal Turing machines; see here).

I am also interested in some conceptual / philosophical aspects in physics. For a gentle introduction to various of these topics, see some of my talks.

In the past, I worked with Prof. Hans Briegel on a proposal for artificial intelligence called Projective Simulation which has been pursued in many exciting directions (see here).

Contact details:

Institut für Theoretische Physik

Universität Innsbruck

Technikerstr. 21a (Office 2S18)

6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Phone: +43 512 507 52247

Email: gemma.delascuevas at me.com, Gemma.DelasCuevas at uibk.ac.at

Group:

See https://www.uibk.ac.at/th-physik/delascuevas_group/ for our group website.

Brief CV:

2018 - Present Assistant Professor at the University of Innsbruck

2016 - 2018 Elise Richter Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck

2016 - 2017 Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada

2014 - 2016 Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), Garching

2011 - 2013 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral fellow at MPQ

2007 - 2011 PhD at the University of Innsbruck. Suprevisor: Prof. Hans J. Briegel

2002 - 2007 Undergraduate Physics studies at Autonomous University of Barcelona

Teaching:

I am teaching Mathematical Methods I (Proseminar) in Summer Semester 2019

CV:

Containing awards and fellowships, publications and preprints, articles for the general public, list of invited presentations, participations in conferences and workshops, seminars, research visits, teaching experience, other stuff and languages.

Last update: Mar 18, 2019