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, most of my work was in cavity optomechanics, with other works on double quantum dots, topological magnetic insulators, and quantum emitters on waveguides. Since then I have also been interested in a few other things, most of which is detailed on my Research page. For a direct link to all my publications check Publications, google scholar or arXiv.

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