Masud Haque

M. Haque
Dept. Mathematical Physics
Science Bldg, North Campus
Maynooth University,   Co. Kildare

(Maynooth is in the greater Dublin area.)

Previous affiliation (till early 2016):

Max-Planck-Institut -- PKS
Noethnitzer Str. 38
01187 Dresden,   Germany

Tel. office +353-1-708-3764
Tel. mobile +31-6-1116-0834

Maynooth email:    haque ATT
Dresden email:    haque ATT
Personal email:    masud.haque ATT

Skype user ID:    masud1011

Please use the Dresden page .   The Rutgers page is not maintained.

Research Area

Condensed Matter Theory --- the study of coherence and correlations in many-particle systems.

Primary research themes:

Postdocs interested in working on any of these topics: please contact me by email.

Preprints on cond-mat

Most of my papers are available as preprints on `cond-mat' at

(There are a couple of other M.Haque's on cond-mat; I've usually used my full name `Masudul Haque'.)

Also: one q-bio preprint

Teaching Webpages in Maynooth


Electricity & Magnetism

Special Relativity


Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Physics & Math for Product Design

Research Group

My former research group (2012 -- 2015) in Dresden worked on non-equilibrium phenomena in quantum systems.


Some recent research topics

Brief descriptions of selected research topics.

Written around 2012/2013.

Junior researchers who worked with me at MPI-PKS Dresden

(alphabetically listed)

Vincenzo Alba    (former postdoc in Andreas Laeuchli's group)    October 2010 - September 2012
Worked on entanglement spectra in 1D and 2D lattice systems.
Arxiv links:   paper 1,   paper 2,   paper 3.
Papers from later collaboration:   paper A.   paper B.

Wouter Beugeling    (postdoc)    October 2012 - January 2015.
Working on statisitcal properties of many-body eigenstates, motivated by non-equilibrium dynamics (e.g., Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis).
Arxiv links:   paper 1,   paper 2,   paper 3.

Shreyoshi Ghosh / Mondal    (postdoc)    September 2012 - December 2013.
Worked on non-equilibrium dynamics of the ``impurity screening cloud'' (analog of the Kondo cloud) in impurity models.
Arxiv links:   paper 1,   paper 2.

Weibin Li    (postdoc)    2007-2008.    Worked on vortex dynamics in trapped condensates (arxiv link)

Paolo Mazza    (PhD student)    August 2014 - July 2015.
Worked on non-equilibrium dynamics in the XXZ chain. ( arxiv link )

Alexey Mikaberize    (at the time: PhD student in the MPI-PKS Finite Systems Department)    2008.
We did some work on theoretical ecology, not related to my main research.
Based on this work, Alexey moved to a career in theoretical ecology after his PhD in atomic/laser physics.

Ricardo Pinto    (PhD student with Sergej Flach)    2008.
Worked on non-equilibrium dynamics in 1D lattice models. (interaction-induced edge localization)

Eoin Quinn    (postdoc)    August 2013 - summer 2014.
Worked on dynamics of periodically driven 1D Bose gas ( arxiv link )

V. Ravi Chandra and J. Bandyopadhyay    (former postdocs at MPI-PKS)   
Worked with me on entanglement and dynamics in frustrated spin chains (arxiv link)

Sthitadhi Roy    (PhD student)    August 2013 - present.
Working on non-equilibrium dynamics in Chern-band models, e.g., the Haldane model.
Arxiv links:   paper 1,   paper 2.

Kush Saha    (at the time: PhD student in India)
Visited MPI-PKS September - November 2012 to work with me.
Explored the Bethe ansatz description of edge-related eigenstates of the open-boundary Heisenberg chain. (arxiv link)

Yulia Shchadilova    (PhD student in Moscow)   
Worked with me during multiple visits to MPI-PKS, from summer 2012 until spring 2014.
Explored:    (1) quench dynamics and work distributions in low-density systems (arxiv link);
(2) low-density versions of Kondo models (arxiv link).

Wladimir Tschischik    initially Diplomarbeit student (April 2011 - March 2012);    continued as PhD student (April 2012 - December 2015)
Working on non-equilibrium dynamics in Bose-Hubbard systems.
Arxiv links:   paper 1,   paper 2,   paper 3,   paper 4.

Ivana Vidanovic    (at the time: PhD student in Belgrade)   
Visited Dresden for several weeks in 2011.
Worked on non-equilibrium dynamics in spinor condensates (arxiv link)

Jacopo Viti    (postdoc)    October 2014 - present.
Working on non-equilibrium dynamics of unitary transport in many-fermion systems, after an `inhomogeneous quench' ( arxiv link )

Frank Zimmer    (postdoc)    2009-2011.
Worked on non-equilibrium dynamics in condensates. (arxiv link)

Summer research projects with undergraduate students from abroad:

Meeting on Isolated Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium

Took place in Bad Honnef, Germany   (Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2015)
made possible by generous funding from the Wilhelm und Else Hereaus-Stiftung .

Workshop website:    599th WEH-Seminar:   Isolated Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium: from unitary time evolution to quantum kinetic equations


Michael Bonitz (Kiel)
Stefan Kehrein (Goettingen)

This workshop brought together theorists addressing non-equilibrum quantum physics from two different perspectives: namely, the perspective of exact unitary dynamics, and that of quantum kinetic descriptions in the framework of the Boltzmann equation or its generalizations.

Workshop on Integrability and its Breaking

Took place in Montreal, Canada   (July 13-17, 2015)
at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques   (Université de Montréal)

Workshop website:    Beyond integrability: The mathematics and physics of integrability and its breaking in low-dimensional strongly correlated quantum phenomena


Jean-Sébastien Caux (Amsterdam)
Robert Konik (Brookhaven)

Conference on Non-Equilibrium Quantum Systems

Event in Dresden MPI-PKS, three weeks in August 2013:

Seminar & Workshop: Quantum Many-Body Systems Out of Equilibrium


J-S Caux (Amsterdam)
Tilman Esslinger (Zürich)
Corinna Kollath (Geneva/Bonn)

Workshops on Entanglement in Condensed Matter

Seminar & Workshop: Quantum Information Concepts for Condensed Matter Physics

Meeting organized in June 2010.


Ian Affleck (UBC, Canada)
Ulrich Schollwöck (LMU, Munich)

Two weeks, 100+ participants.

Focus Workshop: Entanglement Spectra in Complex Quantum Wavefunctions

Focus workshop, November 12-16, 2012.


B. Andrei Bernevig (Princeton, U.S.A.)
Andreas Läuchli (Innsbruck, Austria)

Curriculum Vitae: (May 2014)

In PDF format

Includes list of publications.

Employment trajectory

I am currently a faculty member at Maynooth University, in Ireland, in the greater Dublin area. I am in the Department of Mathematical Physics.

From late 2006 to early 2016, I was a research scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) in Dresden, Germany.
I was associated with the Condensed Matter Department within MPI-PKS.
For part of my time in Dresden, I held a ``Distinguished PKS postdoctoral fellow'' position; one of three such positions at the MPI-PKS.
Later, as a longer-term Staff Scientist I directed a group of researchers (of varying sizes at various times), mostly focusing on the physics of quantum systems out of equilibrium.

My first postdoctoral appointment (Nov 2003 -- Sep 2006) was in Utrecht university, the Netherlands, working with Henk Stoof's group, at the Institute for Theoretical Physics,

I did my Ph.D. at the Physics Department in Rutgers University, New Jersey. I was at Rutgers from Fall 1997 till September 2003. I worked with the Rutgers quantum condensed matter group and my PhD advisor was Andrei E Ruckenstein.

Personal home page: Masud Haque (torun) / Email: masud d0t haque d0t torun ATT gmail dot com