Gemma De las Cuevas

I am an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where I am the head of the Mathematical Quantum Physics group. On the one hand, I work at the intersection of mathematical physics and quantum many-body physics (see 1907.036641903.053731909.017371908.09761 or arXiv:1912.07332 for some recent works). On the other hand, I work on notions of universality in spin physics (see here), computation and beyond. For an introduction into some of these topics, see some of my talks

Contact details

Institut für Theoretische Physik

Universität Innsbruck

Technikerstr. 21a (Office 2S12)

6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Phone: +43 512 507 52247

Email: gemma.delascuevas at, Gemma.DelasCuevas at



News: 2 open PhD positions

I am currently offering 2 PhD positions to work on topics at the intersection of mathematical physics and quantum many-body physics. Gross salary: 38 550 EUR per year, for four years. The positions are granted by the Stand Alone Project of the FWF with the title "Positivity structures in quantum many-body physics."


Candidates must have studied Physics or Mathematics (or both) and must have completed an excellent Master Thesis. They should be highly motivated. Applications of women are encouraged. Applicants should send their CV, their degree's grades, the name of their Master Thesis supervisor and a short motivation text to my email address. The earliest starting date is April 1, 2020. 


For more information, see Open positions in 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, Germany

2011 - 2013          Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral fellow at MPQ

2007 - 2011         PhD at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

2002 - 2007        Undergraduate Physics studies at Autonomous University of Barcelona



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.


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Last update: Jan 20, 2020