Johannes Schachenmayer

I'm a theoretical quantum physicist (CNRS scientist, CRCN) researching and teaching at the Université de Strasbourg in France. I work at the Centre Européen de Sciences Quantiques (CESQ) as part of the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) in the quantum matter theory team (

ISIS, 8 allée Gaspard Monge
67000 Strasbourg, France
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Latest bits of news

  • 22/10/2022 - Our recent work on the "Rise and fall, and slow rise again, of operator entanglement under dephasing" has been published in:
    D. Wellnitz, G. Preisser, V. Alba, J. Dubail, and J. Schachenmayer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 170401 (2022).
  • 30/06/2022 - New funding: The PhD project CavQA ("Cavity-coupled chemistry: A Quantum many-body physics Approach") will start soon.
  • 17/05/2022 - Our recent work on "Disorder enhanced vibrational entanglement and dynamics in polaritonic chemistry" has been published in Communications Physics: D. Wellnitz, G. Pupillo, and J. Schachenmayer, Comm. Phys. 5, 120 (2022).
  • 11/02/2022 - Congratulations to Dr. David Wellnitz, who successfully completed his thesis defense on "Collective Quantum Dynamics of Molecular Ensembles Coupled to a Cavity". Well done!


  • Habilitation (2019): Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR), Université de Strasbourg.
  • CNRS (2016): Tenured researcher position in Strasbourg.
  • Post-doc (2013-2016): JILA, Boulder, CO, US (group of A. M. Rey).
  • Visiting student/post-doc (2011-2013): University of Pittsburgh, PA, US (group of A. J. Daley).
  • Doctoral degree (2012): Dr. rer. nat, Universität Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Master degree (2008): Dipl.-Phys., Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany.



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