Masud Haque

M. Haque
Max-Planck-Institut -- PKS
Noethnitzer Str. 38
D-01187 Dresden
Tel. office +49-351-871-1113
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Dresden email:    haque ATT
Personal email:    masud.haque.torun ATT

Skype user ID:    masud1011

Please use the Dresden page .   The Rutgers page is no longer maintained.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.

Meeting on Isolated Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium

To take place in Bad Honnef, Germany   (Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2015)
with generous funding from the Wilhelm and 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 will bring 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. While both approaches have venerable histories, relatively little is understood about their connection, the overlap of their regimes of applicability, etc. The workshop programme will consist of a number of overview lectures presenting the current state of knowledge in these two communities plus selected research talks on topics of current interest.

Preprints on cond-mat

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

Also: one q-bio preprint

Research Group

My research group currently focuses on non-equilibrium phenomena in quantum systems.

Recent members (2012 -- 2014):

Some recent research topics

Brief descriptions of selected recent research topics.

Junior researchers working with me at MPI-PKS Dresden

(present and past)

Last updated: July 2015

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

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 )

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).

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

Summer research projects with undergraduate students from abroad:

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

Since October 2006, I am a research scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) in Dresden, Germany.
I am associated with the Condensed Matter Department within MPI-PKS.
Previously, I held a ``Distinguished PKS postdoctoral fellow'' position; one of three such positions at the MPI-PKS.

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.

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