Daniel Malz

Welcome to my personal webpage. I am a theoretical physicist currently working at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, in the theory division led by Ignacio Cirac. Previously, I was a PhD student in Andreas Nunnenkamp's group at Cambridge University. My profile page with contact information is on the MPQ webpage.

I have broad interests in quantum optics and condensed matter physics, with a particular focus toward quantum technologies. To date, foci of my work have been cavity optomechanics, waveguide QED and atomic arrays, with other works on double quantum dots, topological magnetic insulators, and quantum computers. A more detailed overview is on my Research page. All my publications can be found on arXiv, under Publications, or on google scholar.

Outside of academia, I am a keen musician, play clarinet, piano, and sing. I also enjoy climbing, or in fact most sports.


  • 2018-today: PostDoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching (near Munich)

  • 2015-2018: PhD in the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

  • 2011-2015: BA Physics and MMath at Trinity College, University of Cambridge