I am theoretical physicist working in quantum information science. My main research interests are quantum information processing and quantum simulation of many-body quantum physics using atomic, molecular and optical systems. During the last years, the main focus of my work has been on topological quantum computing and error correction with trapped ions, as well as the study of topological quantum phases in cold atom systems. I enjoy working at the interface between theory and experiment, and in particular to bridge the gap between theoretical models and experimental implementations.

More details on my research and a list of my publications can be found on my Personal Homepage.

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantum Computing and Quantum Simulation
  • Topological Quantum Error Correction
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Atomic Physics: Rydberg Atoms and Trapped Ions


  1. Gutiérrez, M., Müller, M., Bermúdez, A., Muller, M. Transversality and lattice surgery: Exploring realistic routes toward coupled logical qubits with trapped-ion quantum processors Physical Review A 99 2
  2. Postler, L., Rivas, Á., Schindler, P., Erhard, A., Stricker, R., Nigg, D., Monz, T., Blatt, R., Müller, M., Muller, M. Experimental quantification of spatial correlations in quantum dynamics Quantum 2 90
  3. Amaro, D., Müller, M., Pal, A., Muller, M. Estimating localizable entanglement from witnesses New Journal of Physics 20 6 063017
  4. Vodola, D., Amaro, D., Martin-Delgado, M., Müller, M., Muller, M. Twins Percolation for Qubit Losses in Topological Color Codes Physical Review Letters 121 6
  5. Bermudez, A., Xu, X., Nigmatullin, R., O’Gorman, J., Negnevitsky, V., Schindler, P., Monz, T., Poschinger, U., Hempel, C., Home, J., Schmidt-Kaler, F., Biercuk, M., Blatt, R., Benjamin, S., Müller, M., Muller, M. Assessing the Progress of Trapped-Ion Processors Towards Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation Physical Review X 7 4

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  • Modern Approaches to Topological Quantum Error Correction (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Gert Aarts
  • Harnessing Machine-Learning for Quantum Information Processing. (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Gert Aarts
  • Characterisation and implementation of robust quantum information processing. (awarded 2020)

    Other supervisor: Prof Gert Aarts

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2015 Present Senior Lecturer Swansea University
2011 2015 Postdoctoral researcher Complutense University Madrid
2007 2011 PhD Innsbruck University
2000 2006 Physics undergraduate Konstanz University