Markus Müller

Group Leader

Müller Group


Telephone: +43 (1) 51581 - 9530

Room: 1.08

Biographical sketch

Professional Status

2017-present: Research Group Leader, IQOQI Vienna (tenured since 2022).

Visiting Fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

2015–2017: Assistant Professor, Departments of Applied Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Canada Research Chair in the Foundations of Physics.

Associate Faculty member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

2013–2015: Junior Research Group Leader, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany. 

2010–2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

2004–2010: Research Assistant in Mathematical Physics (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”), TU Berlin.

Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Jens Eisert, Potsdam, 2008-2010.



2021: Habilitation, University of Vienna, venia docendi in Theoretical Physics.

2007: Dr. rer. nat. (with distinction), Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Ruedi Seiler (Mathematical Physics).

2004: Diploma in Physics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

1998-2004: Studies of Physics and Mathematics in Erlangen, Stony Brook (USA), and Berlin.


    Academic Honors and Awards

    2020: First Prize at the FQXi Essay Contest on "Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability".

    2019: Best Paper Award 2019 by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (for publication PRX 8, 041051 (2018)).

    2016: Birkhoff-von Neumann Prize, for "outstanding achievements in the field of quantum structures".

    >1 Mio. Euros of third-party funding since 2015.



    2020: Resource theories and thermodynamics, University of Vienna.

    2018/19: Quantum correlations and generalized probabilistic theories: an introduction, University of Vienna.

    2017: One-week course on Quantum Foundations, “Heidelberg Graduate Days”, Heidelberg University, Germany. 

    2015-2017: Courses on Basic Logic and Statistical Physics, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

    2013-2015: Courses on Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum correlations and generalized probabilistic theories, and Quantum Information Theory at Heidelberg University, Germany.

    2004-2010:  Organization of the exercises and tutorials of many courses in Mathematics for Physicists, Linear Algebra, and Mathematical Physics, TU Berlin, Germany.



    Journal Publication (13)

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