## Dr. Erez Zohar

I am a senior lecturer (assistant professor) at the Racah Institute of Physics, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. My research focuses on the interface between quantum many body theories and quantum information and optics, mostly in developing tools for dealing with strongly correalted systems and their application to particle physics. Besides that, I am generally interested in quanutm mechanics, quantum field theory and mathematical physics.

## In our group, we aim at designing new tools, methods and approaches for solving difficult problems in many-body physics. On the process, we get to reconstruct physical models out of elementary ingredients (such as in the construction of tensor network states) or different building blocks (as in the design of a quantum simulator). In the process of reconstructing a theory from scratch, we get to learn a lot about it, to see it from new perspectives, to understand it better and to take it to new directions.

## NEWS

"Particle physics meets gravity in the Austrian Alps" - article on a conference that took place in June 2019 in Kitzbühel, in the Cern Courier

"New year, new scientific beginnings" - an article on the Davidson Institute online magazine, with newly hired Israeli scientists, for the new Hebrew year

## RECENT ARTICLES

Emonts, P. and Zohar, E., Gauss law, Minimal Coupling and Fermionic PEPS for Lattice Gauge Theories, arXiv:1807.01294 (2019)

Zohar, E. and Cirac, J.I., Removing Staggered Fermionic Matter in U(N) and SU(N) Lattice Gauge Theories,

Phys. Rev. D 99, 114511 (2019)

Cloët, I.C., Dietrich, M.R., Arrington, J., Bazavov, A., Bishof, M., Freese, A., Gorshkov, A.V., Grassellino, A., Hafidi, K., Jacob, Z., McGuigan, M., Meurice, Y., Meziani, Z., Mueller, P., Muschik, C., Osborn, J., Otten, M., Petreczky, P., Polakovic, T., Poon, A., Pooser, R., Roggero, A., Saffman, M., VanDevender, B., Zhang, J., and Zohar, E.,

Opportunities for Nuclear Physics & Quantum Information Science, FERMILAB-CONF-19-098-TD, arXiv:1903.05453 (2019)