Dr. Thore Posske
I. Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Hamburg
20355 Hamburg, Germany
room: 125, Jungiusstrasse 9
phone: +49 40 42838 4997 (office)
email: tposske at physnet.uni-hamburg.de
Thore Posske at Twitter, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, and Arxiv.
My research is about mesoscopic quantum structures in solid state physics. I am particulary interested in the application of topology and differential geometry, describing the behavior of spin chains, anyons, and Majorana fermions in the realm of topological quantum computing. I also work on the Kondo effect with special focus on the Kondo cloud as well as the influence of magnetic and superconducting materials on the edge states of topological insulators and hybrid systems consisting of trivial and a topological states of matter.
|2020 - now||Young Investigator Group Leader at the excellence cluster CUI:AIM at Universität Hamburg. DFG position "Eigene Stelle" for first three years.||2019||Parental leave|
|2017-2020||Postdoc at Universität Hamburg with Prof. Michael Thorwart and Prof. Dr. Dr. Prof. Roland Wiesendanger on the ERC Advanced grant ASTONISH and the excellence cluster AIM|
|2015-2017||Postdoc at Universität Hamburg with Prof. Michael Thorwart|
|2015||PhD in physics at Universität Würzburg (Germany) with Prof. Björn Trauzettel|
|2014||Research stay at Weizmann institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel) with Profs. Ady Stern and Yuval Oreg|
|2012||Master of Science at Universität Würzburg (Germany) with Prof. Björn Trauzettel|
|2011||Research stay at University of Bristol (UK) with Prof. Thilo Gross|
|2010||Bachelor of Science at Universität Würzburg (Germany) with Prof. Faakher Assaad|
Please see Google Scholar and arxiv.org for a complete list
Phys. Rev. Lett
Winding up quantum spin helices: How avoided level crossings exile classical topological protection
Toward tailoring Majorana bound states in artificially constructed magnetic atom chains on elemental superconductors
Phys. Rev. Lett.
Skyrmion-Antiskyrmion pair creation by in-plane currents
Phys. Rev. Lett.
Coexisting edge states and gapless bulk in topological states of matter
Phys. Rev. Lett.
Exact results for the Kondo screening cloud of two helical liquids
|2018||International conference on emerging quantum technology at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China. Watch the Video|
|2018||Talks at Anyon physics of ultracold atomic gases at the TU Kaiserslautern. Including the opening talk.|
|2016||What is topological matter? invited talk at the seminar of the faculty for mathematical physics at the University of Hamburg|
|2014||Invited talk at the solid states physics seminar of the Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel|
|2018||Funding for a full position for three years by the DFG (German Research Foundation, Eigene Stelle)|
|2017||Award of the Unterfränkische Gedenktagsstiftung for an excellent PhD thesis|
|2016||Teaching award of the physics deparment of the University of Hamburg for the best special lexture in the summer term 2016 Topology in Condensed Matter Physics|
|2016||Third place in Verständliche Wissenschaft of the Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht for explaining topological phases to a public audience|
|2016||Conrad-Wilhelm-Röntgen-Award of the University of Würzburg for an excellent PhD thesis|
|2012||Conrad-Wilhelm-Röntgen-Award of the University of Würzburg for an excellent Master thesis|
|2009-2012||Full scholarship of the Max Weber Program, Bavaria, foundation organized by the German National Academic Foundation|
I am actively promoting the interaction between non-scientists and scientists. If you have an audience that is interested in science or wants to become interested do not hesitate to contact me. Also, if you are a journalist seeking advice on a topic within my experise you may contact me.
|2017||Girls and boys day, Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Geesthacht. Lighting the interest of pupils in natural sciences|
|2017||Participant at KlarText of the Klaus-Tschira-Foundation. Workshop on writing and communication of science|
|2016||Third prize at the competition Verständliche Wissenschaft (understandable science) of the Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht, where I explained topological matter to the general public|
|2014||Winner of the first physics science slam of the University of Würzburg|