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 and waveguide QED, with other works on double quantum dots, and topological magnetic insulators. A more detailed overview is 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