Prof. Christoph Bruder

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Main research interests 

  • Quantum computing, quantum coherence
  • Quantum synchronization, optomechanics
  • Machine learning in physics
  • Mesoscopic and unconventional superconductivity
  • Ultracold atoms, optical lattices, Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Biologically motivated physics questions


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  • sehr gut bestandene Theorie-Vorlesungen 

Küzlich abgeschlossene Masterarbeiten: 

  • Lea Fricker: Geometric phases in limit-cycle systems (supervisor: Dr. Alexandre  Roulet)
  • Patrick Winkler:  Stability of fragmentation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a double well (supervisor: Dr. Axel Lode)
  • Patrick Hümbeli: Towards a heralded multi-qubit parity measurement for superconducting qubits (supervisor: Dr. Simon E. Nigg) 
  • Jennifer Nussbaum: Josephson effect in normal and ferromagnetic topological insulator junctions (supervisor: Dr. Rakesh Tiwari)
  • Talitha Weiss: Properties of dissipatively coupled optomechanical systems (supervisor: Dr. Andreas Nunnenkamp) 
  • Patrick Hofer: Superfluid drag of two-species Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices (supervisor: Dr. Vladimir Stojanovic)
  • Goldene Kreide HS 2019 (teaching award)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society 2019
  • Goldene Kreide HS 2016 (teaching award)
  • Goldene Kreide HS 2015 (teaching award) 
  • Goldene Kreide HS 2013 (teaching award) 
  • committee member Walter-Schottky Award 2009 - 2015
  • Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society 2009 
  • committee member Klaus Tschira Award 2006 -2015
  • 200 k$ Swiss-Korean Research Award 2001 (together with Mahn-Soo Choi) 
  • Klaus Tschira Preis for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science 1997
  • Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1979 - 1985
  • Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 2001 - 2007 
  • Co-Editor, Europhysics Letters, 2004 - 2007 
  • Advisory Board, Europhysics Letters, 2007 - 2010 
  • Advisory Board, Annalen der Physik, 2005 - 
  • Editorial Board, Communications in Theoretical Physics, 2013 -

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 as a graduate student. He finished his PhD thesis on Andreev scattering in unconventional superconductors in 1989. After that, 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 University of Karlsruhe, 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. In 1997, 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. In 2019 he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.