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Aicha Lang
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Short Biography

Christoph Bruder studied physics at TU München and the University of Sussex. After receiving his diploma in München in 1985 (diploma thesis on superfluid 3He with D. Vollhardt and P. Wölfle), he joined T. M. Rice's group at ETH Zürich. He finished his PhD thesis on Andreev scattering in unconventional superconductors in 1989. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia working with T. C. Lubensky, G. Mele, and A. Brooks Harris. In 1991 he joined Gerd Schön's group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he obtained his Habilitation (on mesoscopic superconductivity) in 1995. In 1998 he became Associate Professor at University of Basel, and in 2004 he was promoted to Full Professor. In1997, he received the Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science; in 2001 the 200 k$ Swiss-Korean Outstanding Research Efforts Award (together with Prof. Mahn-Soo Choi, Korea University), and in 2009 the Outstanding Referee Award of the American Physical Society. He served as a Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters from 2001 - 2007 and as a Co-Editor and Advisory Board of Europhysics Letters from 2004 - 2010.


Research Summary

  • Quantum coherence, quantum computing, and single-electron effects in mesoscopic systems
  • Nanomechanics and optomechanics
  • Ultracold atoms, optical lattices, Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Unconventional superconductors
  • Biologically motivated physics questions

Selected Publications

  1. Genuine quantum signatures in synchronization of anharmonic self-oscillators
    N. Lörch, E. Amitai, A. Nunnenkamp, and C. Bruder
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 073601 (2016).
  2. Snake states and their symmetries in graphene
    Yang Liu, R.P. Tiwari, M. Brada, C. Bruder, F.V. Kusmartsev, and E.J. Mele
    Phys. Rev. B 92, 235438 (2015).
  3. Quantum transport signatures of chiral edge states in Sr_2RuO_4
    R.P. Tiwari, W. Belzig, M. Sigrist, and C. Bruder
    Phys. Rev. B 89, 184512 (2014).
  4. Measuring ultrasmall time delays of light by joint weak measurements
    G. Strübi and C. Bruder
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 083605 (2013).
  5. Majorana qubit rotations in microwave cavities
    T.L. Schmidt, A. Nunnenkamp, and C. Bruder
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 107006 (2013).
  6. Measuring the momentum of a nanomechanical oscillator through the use of two tunnel junctions,
    C.B. Doiron, B. Trauzettel, and C. Bruder,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 027202 (2008).
  7. Positive cross-correlations in a three-terminal quantum dot with ferromagnetic contacts,
    A. Cottet, W. Belzig, and C. Bruder,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 206801 (2004).
  8. Superposition of two mesoscopically distinct quantum states: Coupling a Cooper-pair box to a large superconducting island,
    F. Marquardt and C. Bruder,
    Phys. Rev. B {\bf 63}, 054514 (2001).
  9. Spin-Dependent Josephson Current through Double Quantum Dots and Measurement of Entangled Electron States,
    Mahn-Soo Choi, C. Bruder, and D. Loss,
    Phys. Rev. B 62, 13569 (2000).
  10. Cold Bosonic Atoms in Optical Lattices,
    D. Jaksch, C. Bruder, J.I. Cirac, C.W. Gardiner, and P. Zoller,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3108 (1998).
  11. Andreev Scattering in Anisotropic Superconductors,
    C. Bruder,
    Phys. Rev. B 41, 4017 (1990).