Non-linear optics; Geometric frustration; Disorder; Topology; Cold atoms; Linear response; Non equilibrium; Quantum Hall effect; Condensed matter theory; Acoustic metamaterials; Dipolar molecules; Topomechanics; Waveguides; Thermal diodes
Matlack Kathryn H., Serra-Garcia Marc, Palermo Antonio, Huber Sebastian D., Daraio Chiara (2018), Designing perturbative metamaterials from discrete models, in Nature Materials
Serra-Garcia Marc, Peri Valerio, Süsstrunk Roman, Bilal Osama R., Larsen Tom, Villanueva Luis Guillermo, Huber Sebastian D. (2018), Observation of a phononic quadrupole topological insulator, in Nature
Zeytinoǧlu Sina, Roth Charlaine, Huber Sebastian, İmamoğlu Atac (2017), Atomically thin semiconductors as nonlinear mirrors, in Physical Review A
, 96(3), 031801-031801.
Bilal Osama R., Süsstrunk Roman, Daraio Chiara, Huber Sebastian D. (2017), Intrinsically Polar Elastic Metamaterials, in Advanced Materials
, 29(26), 1700540-1700540.
Zeytinoğlu Sina, İmamoğlu Ataç, Huber Sebastian (2017), Engineering Matter Interactions Using Squeezed Vacuum, in Physical Review X
, 7(2), 021041-021041.
van Nieuwenburg Evert P. L., Liu Ye-Hua, Huber Sebastian D. (2017), Learning phase transitions by confusion, in Nature Physics
, 13(5), 435-439.
Süsstrunk Roman, Zimmermann Philipp, Huber Sebastian D (2017), Switchable topological phonon channels, in New Journal of Physics
, 19(1), 015013-015013.
In this proposal I outline two different branches of my research. First, I am interested in the application of topological band theory to the engineering of acoustic metamaterials. We performed experiments in this field and I plan to strengthen this activity and will supplement the experimental efforts with theoretical works deepening the link between electronic topological insulators and mechanical systems. Second, the proposal contains several projects in the field of non-eqiulibrium quantum dynamics. In particular on the investigation of many-body localization in the presence of a bath and on polariton induced superconductivity.