Quantum technology aims to revolutionise indispensable aspects of modern life like computing, communication or sensing and measurement. The superior functionality of a quantum technology usually arises from protocols that require full control over non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body quantum systems.

Numerous platforms for realising quantum technologies have been identified and are intensely studied. No clear winner is currently in sight and new players continuously enter the field. Hybrid systems where different quantum objects couple strongly to develop new properties promise overcoming current limitations.

Research in our group focuses on theoretical studies of quantum optical platforms including ultracold atoms, ion traps and cavities as well as quantum materials whose non-equilibrium dynamics can be controlled by ultrafast optics. We currently focus on hybridising these different platforms through strong coupling between light and matter by cavities.