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Markus Mueller

Portrait de Markus Mueller
Universität Heidelberg - Institut für Theoretische Physik

Areas of Research:

Research Interests

A main motivation for my research is the idea that all physics is information-theoretic in origin -- "it from bit", as John A. Wheeler put it.

Concretely, I am a mathematical physicist working in quantum information and foundations:
* Statistical physics and concentration of measure,
* generalized probabilistic theories,
* algorithmic complexity theory.

For a complete list of publications (and some more information) see my webpage:
http://www.mpmueller.net

Recent Publications

  • Lluis Masanes, Markus P. Mueller, Remigiusz Augusiak, and David Perez-Garcia, Existence of an information unit as a postulate of quantum theory, PNAS 2013, arXiv: 1208.0493
  • G. de la Torre, Ll. Masanes, A. J. Short, M. P. Mueller, Deriving quantum theory from its local structure and reversibility, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 090403 (2012), arXiv: 1110.5482
  • Jens Eisert, Markus P. Mueller, Christian Gogolin, Quantum measurement occurrence is undecidable, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 260501 (2012), arXiv: 1111.3965
  • Markus P. Mueller, Jonathan Oppenheim, and Oscar C. O. Dahlsten, The black hole information problem beyond quantum theory, Journal of High Energy Physics 2012 (9), 116, arXiv: 1206.5030
  • Markus P. Mueller and Lluis Masanes, Three-dimensionality of space and the quantum bit: an information-theoretic approach, New J. Phys. 15, 053040 (2013), arXiv: 1206.0630
  • Markus P. Mueller, Cozmin Ududec, The structure of reversible computation determines the self-duality of quantum theory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 130401 (2012), arXiv: 1110.3516
  • Markus P. Mueller, Oscar C. O. Dahlsten, and Vlatko Vedral, Unifying typical entanglement and coin tossing: on randomization in probabilistic theories, Commun. Math. Phys. 316 (2), 441-487 (2012), arXiv: 1107.6029
  • Nihat Ay, Markus Mueller, Arleta Szkola, Effective complexity of stationary process realizations, Entropy 13 (6), 1200-1211 (2011)
  • Lluis Masanes, Markus Mueller, A derivation of quantum theory from physical requirements, New J. Phys. 13, 063001 (2011), arXiv: 1004.1483
  • Markus Mueller, David Gross, and Jens Eisert, Concentration of Measure for Quantum States with a Fixed Expectation Value, Communications in Mathematical Physics 303 (3), 785-824 (2011), arXiv: 1003.4982
  • Markus Mueller, Dierk Schleicher, How to add a non-integer number of terms: from axioms to new identities, American Mathematical Monthly 118 (2), 136-152 (2011), arXiv: 1001.4695
  • Christian Gogolin, Markus P. Mueller, and Jens Eisert, Absence of Thermalization in Nonintegrable Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 040401 (2011), arXiv: 1009.2493
  • Nihat Ay, Markus Mueller, and Arleta Szkola, Effective complexity and its relation to logical depth, IEEE Trans. Inf. Th. 56 (9), 4593-4607 (2010), arXiv: 1001.2686
  • David Gross, Markus Mueller, Roger Colbeck, and Oscar C. O. Dahlsten, All reversible dynamics in maximally non-local theories are trivial, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 080402 (2010), arXiv: 0910.1840
  • Gilad Gour, Markus P. Mueller, Varun Narasimhachar, Robert W. Spekkens, Nicole Yunger Halpern, The resource theory of informational nonequilibrium in thermodynamics, arXiv: 1309.6586
  • Lluis Masanes, Markus P. Mueller, D. Perez-Garcia, Remigiusz Augusiak, Entanglement and the three-dimensionality of the Bloch ball, arXiv: 1111.4060

Seminars

  • "Thermalization from entanglement in translation-invariant quantum systems", Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching (08/2013)
  • "Axiomatic reconstructions and generalizations of quantum theory", Foundations of Physics Conference, LMU Munich (07/2013)
  • Invited talk at the APS March Meeting, Baltimore (03/2013)
  • "Statistical physics and beyond: fundamental insights from quantum information theory", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg (01/2013)
  • "Three-dimensionality of space and the quantum bit", Q+ hangout talk, see http://mattleifer.info (10/2012)
  • "A derivation of quantum theory from physical requirements", Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany (10/2012)
  • "Three-dimensionality of space and the quantum bit", Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria (10/2012)
  • "Undecidability in quantum measurements", Department of Physics, ETH Zurich (10/2012)
  • "The structure of reversible computation determines the self-duality of quantum theory", Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway, London (09/2012)
  • Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics, Innsbruck, Austria (09/2012)
  • Measure Concentration Minischool, Prague (organized by Frantisek Matus) (08/2012)
  • "Random quantum states and measure concentration", two-week module for "Selected Advanced Topics in Quantum Information", Spring 2012, QIC 890 and 891, IQC Waterloo (07-08/2012)
  • Lectures on random quantum states and measure concentration at "Applications of Quantum Mechanics II", Cuernavaca, Mexico (07/2012)
  • Quantum foundations workshop, Barbados (organized by Bob Coecke)
  • "Concentration of measure and the mean energy ensemble", seminar at Department of Applied Mathematics, U Waterloo
  • "Undecidability in quantum measurements", CQIQC Seminar, University of Toronto (12/2011)
  • "Reversibility as an axiom for quantum theory and the search for its closest cousins", Workshop on Quantum Foundations in the Light of Quantum Information III, Montreal (12/2011)
  • "Typical entanglement, coin tossing, and a general-probabilistic decoupling theorem", Quantum Information and Foundations of Thermodynamics, ETH Zurich (08/2011)
  • From operational axioms to quantum theory - and beyond?, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (08/2011)
  • Aspen Workshop on "Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity and Condensed-Matter Physics", Aspen (06/2011)
  • A derivation of quantum theory from physical requirements, AG Mathematical Physics, Erlangen (02/2011)
  • Entanglement, Concentration of Measure, and the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, Sonderkolloquium Quantenkorrelationen, Freiburg (02/2011)
  • Concentration of measure and the mean energy ensemble, International Symposium in Quantum Thermodynamics: Energy and information flow at the nano-scale, Stuttgart (09/2010)
  • Properties of measurements in general probabilistic theories and axioms for quantum theory, Workshop on "Fundamentals of Physics and Information", ETH Zurich (06/2010)
  • Workshop on extremal correlations, ordered vector spaces and their tensor products, Ulm (05/2010)
  • "The additivity conjecture and counterexamples", invited talk at Minischool on Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Computing, Max Planck Institut for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (05/2010)
  • "All reversible dynamics in maximally non-local theories are trivial", Annual DPG Conference, Hannover (03/2010)
  • Talk at QIP 2010 Zurich: "All reversible dynamics in maximally non-local theories are trivial" (01/2010)
  • "Concentration of Measure", A2 Meeting Hannover (12/2009)
  • "Concentration of Measure for quantum states with a fixed expectation value", Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (04/2009)
  • PIRSA:13070084, Quantum Foundations - 1, 2013-07-26, Loops 13
  • PIRSA:13050081, Generalizations of Quantum Theory, 2013-05-30, The Quantum Landscape 2013
  • "Canonical typicality for translation-invariant quantum spin systems", QI group meeting (01/2013)
  • PIRSA:12050020, An information-theoretic approach to space dimensionality and quantum theory, 2012-05-01, Quantum Foundations
  • PIRSA:11050033, From operational axioms to quantum theory - and beyond?, 2011-05-09, Conceptual Foundations and Foils for Quantum Information Processing
  • PIRSA:11030086, From operational axioms to quantum theory - and beyond?, 2011-03-15, Quantum Foundations
  • PIRSA:09120030, Concentration of measure and the mean energy ensemble, 2009-12-07, Quantum Information