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 some 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

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.