


Media coverage
 Why space has exactly three dimensions.
New
Scientist, September 2013. Discusses
several approaches to this question, including our
paper 25 (see below).
 Quantum causality: information insights.
Nature
Physics
8, 860 (2012). Article by Terry Rudolph on
recent work by quantum foundations colleagues,
including our work on space dimensionality and
quantum theory (publications 22 and 25).
 Classical problem becomes undecidable in a
quantum setting. Phys.org,
featured article in "Quantum Physics", July 2012. Popularscientific
summary
of paper 23 below. See also this FQXi
article (Searching for the Impossible)
from January 2015.
 And thus the quantum. Nature
Physics 7, 519 (2011) research highlights
(subscription required). This summarizes paper
18, where we show that quantum theory can be
reconstructed from five simple physical postulates.
 More discussions online: Physics
arXiv
blog, John
Baez'
blog, MIT
Technology
Review Blog, Howard
Barnum's
blog, Stack Exchange (here
and here),
forum.intelligence.org,
the
Reference
Frame, .
Preprints on arXiv (Citation
statistics: Google
Scholar)
 J. Riddell and M. P. Müller, Generalized
eigenstate typicality in translationinvariant
quasifree fermionic models, arXiv:1709.05569
 A. Koberinski and M. P. Müller, Quantum theory as a
principle theory: insights from an
informationtheoretic reconstruction, arXiv:1707.05602
 M. P. Müller, Correlating
thermal
machines and the second law at the nanoscale,
arXiv:1707.03451
 C. M. Bender, D. C. Brody, and M. P. Müller, Comment
on 'Comment on "Hamiltonian for the zeros of the
Riemann zeta function" ', arXiv:1705.06767
 M. P. Müller, A
note on "Hamiltonian for the zeros of the Riemann
zeta function", arXiv:1704.04704
 J. Scharlau and M. P. Müller, Quantum Horn's
lemma, finite heat baths, and the third law of
thermodynamics, arXiv:1605.06092
 A. J. P. Garner, M. P. Müller, and O. C. O.
Dahlsten, The quantum bit from relativity of
simultaneity on an interferometer, arXiv:1412.7112
Publications in refereed journals
Note: sorted according to date of publication
on arXiv.org.
 M. P. Müller, S. Carrozza, and P. A. Höhn, Is the local linearity
of spacetime inherited from the linearity of
probabilities?, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 50, 054003 (2017)
(invited contribution to special issue "emerging
talents"), arXiv:1608.08684
 M. Krumm, H. Barnum, J. Barrett, and M. P. Müller, Thermodynamics and the
structure of quantum theory, New J. Phys. 19, 043025 (2017),
arXiv:1608.04461
 C. M. Bender, D. C. Brody, and M. P. Müller, Hamiltonian for the
zeros of the Riemann zeta function, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 118,
130201 (2017), arXiv:1608.03679.
PRL: Editor's Suggestion.
 M. P. Müller and M. Pastena, A generalization
of majorization that characterizes Shannon entropy,
IEEE Trans. Inf. Th. 62(4),
17111720
(2016), arXiv:1507.06900
 P. A. Höhn and M. P. Müller, An operational
approach to spacetime symmetries: Lorentz
transformations from quantum communication, New
J. Phys. 18,
063026 (2016), arXiv:1412.8462.
In NJP's "Highlights of 2016"
collection.
 M. Lostaglio, M. P. Müller, and M. Pastena, Stochastic
independence
as a resource in smallscale thermodynamics,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 150402 (2015),
arXiv:1409.3258
PRL: Editor's Suggestion.
 H. Barnum, M. P. Müller, and C. Ududec, Higherorder
interference
and singlesystem postulates characterizing quantum
theory, New J. Phys. 16,
123029 (2014), arXiv:1403.4147
 M. P. Müller, E. Adlam, Ll. Masanes, and N. Wiebe, Thermalization
and
canonical typicality in translationinvariant
quantum lattice systems, Commun. Math. Phys. 340(2),
499561 (2015), arXiv:1312.7420
 G. Gour, M. P. Müller, V. Narasimhachar, R. W.
Spekkens, and N. Yunger Halpern, The resource
theory of informational nonequilibrium in
thermodynamics, Physics Reports 583,
158 (2015), arXiv:1309.6586
 Ll. Masanes, M. P. Müller, R. Augusiak, and D.
PérezGarcía, Existence of an information unit as
a postulate of quantum theory, Proc. Natl.
Acad. Sci. USA 110(41),
16373 (2013), arXiv:1208.0493
 M. P. Müller, J. Oppenheim, and O. C. O. Dahlsten, The
black
hole information problem beyond quantum theory,
Journal of High Energy Physics 09,
116 (2012), arXiv:1206.5030
 M. P. Müller and Ll. Masanes, Threedimensionality
of space and the quantum bit: an
informationtheoretic approach, New J. Phys. 15,
053040 (2013), arXiv:1206.0630
In NJP's "Highlights of 2013"
collection.
 Ll. Masanes, M. P. Müller, D. PérezGarcía, and R.
Augusiak, Entanglement and the
threedimensionality of the Bloch ball, J.
Math. Phys. 55, 122203 (2014), arXiv:1111.4060
 J. Eisert, M. P. Müller, and C. Gogolin,
Quantum measurement occurrence is undecidable,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 260501 (2012),
arXiv:1111.3965
 G. de la Torre, Ll. Masanes, A. J. Short, and M. P.
Müller, Deriving quantum theory from its local
structure and reversibility, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109,
090403 (2012), arXiv:1110.5482
 M. P. Müller and C. Ududec, Structure of
reversible computation determines the selfduality
of quantum theory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108,
130401 (2012), arXiv:1110.3516
 M. P. Müller, O. C. O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral, Unifying
typical
entanglement and coin tossing: on randomization in
probabilistic theories, Commun. Math. Phys. 316(2),
441487
(2012), arXiv:1107.6029
 C. Gogolin, M. P. Müller, and J. Eisert, Absence
of thermalization in nonintegrable systems,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 040401 (2011),
arXiv:1009.2493
 Ll. Masanes and M. P. Müller, A derivation of
quantum theory from physical requirements, New
J. Phys. 13, 063001 (2011), arXiv:1004.1483
 M. P. Müller, D. Gross, and J. Eisert, Concentration
of
measure for quantum states with a fixed expectation
value, Commun. Math. Phys. 303(3),
785824 (2011), arXiv:1003.4982
 M. Müller and D. Schleicher, How to add a
noninteger number of terms: from axioms to new
identities, American Mathematical Monthly 118(2),
136152 (2011), arXiv:1001.4695
 N. Ay, M. Müller, and A. Szkola, Effective
complexity of stationary process realizations,
Entropy 13 (6), 12001211 (2011), arXiv:1001.2686
 D. Gross, M. Müller, R. Colbeck, and O. C. O.
Dahlsten, All reversible dynamics in maximally
nonlocal theories are trivial, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 104, 080402 (2010), arXiv:0910.1840
 N. Ay, M. Müller, and A. Szkola, Effective
complexity and its relation to logical depth,
IEEE Trans. Inf. Th. 56(9), 45934607
(2010), arXiv:0810.5663
 M. Müller, Convex trace functions on quantum
channels and the additivity conjecture, Phys.
Rev. A 79, 052332 (2009), arXiv:0809.4060
 M. Müller, C. Rogers, and R. Nagarajan, Lossless
quantum prefix compression for communication
channels that are always open, Phys. Rev. A 79,
012302 (2009), arXiv:0808.2003
 M. Müller, Does probability become fuzzy in
small regions of spacetime?, Phys. Lett. B 673,
166167 (2009), arXiv:0712.4090
 M. Müller, On the quantum Kolmogorov complexity
of classical strings, Int. J. Quant. Inf. 7
(4), 701711 (2009), arXiv:0707.2924
 M. Müller, Stationary algorithmic probability,
Theoretical Computer Science 411,
113130 (2010), arXiv:cs.IT/0608095
 M. Müller, Strongly universal quantum Turing
machines and invariance of Kolmogorov complexity,
IEEE Trans. Inf. Th. 54(2), 763780
(2008), arXiv:quantph/0605030
 F. Benatti, T. Krüger, M. Müller, Ra.
SiegmundSchultze, and A. Szkola, Entropy and
quantum Kolmogorov complexity: a quantum Brudno's
theorem, Commun. Math. Phys. 265(2),
437461
(2006), arXiv:quantph/0506080
 M. Müller and D. Schleicher, Fractional sums
and Eulerlike identities, The Ramanujan
Journal 21(2), 123143 (2010), arXiv:math/0502109
 M. Müller and D. Schleicher, How to add a
noninteger number of terms, and how to produce
unusual infinite summations, J. Comp. Appl.
Math. 178 (12), 347360 (2005), download
Conference proceedings
 H. Barnum, J. Barrett, M. Krumm, and M. P. Müller, Entropy,
majorization
and thermodynamics in general probabilistic theories,
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
195 (2015). arXiv:1508.03107
 M. P. Müller, J. Oppenheim, and O. C. O. Dahlsten, Hiding
information
in theories beyond quantum mechanics, and its
application to the black hole information problem,
Horizons of Quantum Physics Conference Proceedings, Foundations
of
Physics, Springer, 2014.
 M. P. Müller and Ll. Masanes, Informationtheoretic
postulates
for quantum theory, in "Quantum Theory:
Informational Foundations and Foils", G. Chiribella
and R. W. Spekkens (editors), Springer, 2016. arXiv:1203.4516
 M. Müller and C. Rogers, Quantum bit strings
and prefixfree Hilbert spaces, ITSL '08
conference proceedings. arXiv:0804.0022
Theses
 PhD thesis: Quantum Kolmogorov complexity and
the quantum Turing machine (2007), arXiv:0712.4377.
Supervised by Prof.
Ruedi Seiler, Institut für Mathematik,
Technische Universität Berlin. Grade: with
distinction (summa cum laude).
 Diploma thesis: Das
QuantenShannonMcMillanBreimanTheorem am
Beispiel der Heisenbergschen Spinkette (2004).
Grade: very good.
Science writing by myself (about work by
others)
Early research before university
 Experimental disproof of an alleged antigravity
experiment ("Schnurer's experiment"), with
Josip Milanovic and FranzJosef Schmitt (1999).
At that time, a popular German TV broadcast claimed
that a superconductor could yield an antigravity
effect in a simple experiment. Thus, we went to the
lab at University Erlangen and reproduced the
experiment. We found that Schnurer seems to have
misinterpreted a simple buoyancy effect.
 "Fractional sums": how to add a noninteger
number of terms (around 1998).
This idea led to several publications with Dierk
Schleicher (for example this one),
and made the first prize at the German youth science
fair "Jugend forscht" 1998 in mathematics and computer
science, together with an exceptional prize by the
Federal President.
 Higherorder arithmetic operations, and
noninteger iteration of functions (19941995).
The main idea is written up in a little document here. It made the
second prize at "Jugend forscht", and an exceptional
prize by the Federal Chancellor.

