31 January 2022

Berislav Buca joins NBIA with Villum Young Investigator Grant

Berislav Buca, currently at Oxford University, has been awarded a Villum Young Investigator grant and will be joining NBIA in the fall of 2022 as Assistant Professor. His project titled “Complex dynamics of non-stationary quantum matter” will study the fundamental algebraic relations that allow for exact calculations of long-time complex dynamics in quantum many-body systems. This will enable discovery of novel kinds of non-stationary (persistently time-dependent) phases of quantum matter out-of-equilibrium. Such systems have not been theoretically accessible before due to the presence of strong interactions that render known theoretical methods unapplicable. Furthermore, the project will include a study on the theoretical feasibility of before unproposed quantum technologies based on the aforementioned non-stationary quantum matter. The grant will fund the PI’s salary, a postdoctoral researcher, and a PhD student.

Berislav Buca obtained his PhD at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015. He has been working at the Oxford University’s Department of Physics since 2017 and has lectured for Keble College Oxford since 2019. His field of research is mathematical and theoretical physics of non-equilibrium quantum many-body systems with a view towards experimental relevant exact results.