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Dr. Thore Posske
I. Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Hamburg
Jungiusstrasse 9
20355 Hamburg, Germany

room: 125, Jungiusstrasse 9
phone: +49 40 42838 4997 (office)
email: tposske at

Research Interests

My research is about mesoscopic quantum structures in solid state physics. I am currently particulary interested in the application of topology and differential geometry, desribing the behavior of anyons and Majorana fermions in the realm of topological/adiabatic/holonomic quantum computing. In the recent years, I have worked on the Kondo effect for the quantum spin Hall insulator with special focus on the Kondo cloud as well as the influence of magnetic and superconducting materials on the edge states of three dimensional topological insulators and hybrid systems consisting of a trivial insulator and a topological insulator.

Short CV

Now: Postdoc at University of Hamburg with Prof. Michael Thorwart
PhD in physics 2015: University of Würzburg (Germany) with Prof. Björn Trauzettel
Research stay 2014: Weizmann institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel) with Profs. Ady Stern and Yuval Oreg
Master of Science 2012: University of Würzburg (Germany) with Prof. Björn Trauzettel
Research stay 2011: University of Bristol (UK) with Prof. Thilo Gross
Bachelor of Science 2010: University of Würzburg (Germany) with Prof. Faakher Assaad


See arxiv for up-to-date information (the following content is copied from there).

1. arXiv:1701.07256 [pdf, ps, other]
Title: Skyrmion-Antiskyrmion pair creation by in-plane currents
Comments: Please find additional videos of the skyrmion-antiskyrmion pair creation process on the article's arXiv page. The videos can also be downloaded from the "other formats" section as a compressed file
Journal-ref: Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 267203 (2017)
Subjects: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall)
2. arXiv:1609.06314 [pdf, ps, other]
Title: Second quantization of Leinaas-Myrheim anyons in one dimension and their relation to the Lieb-Liniger model
Comments: 8 pages, 3 figures. Connection to the Lieb-Liniger model included, title changed compared to version 1
Subjects: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall); Quantum Physics (quant-ph)
3. arXiv:1503.04845 [pdf, other]
Title: Gapless Topological Superconductors - Model Hamiltonian and Realization
Comments: 9 pages, 10 figures
Journal-ref: Phys. Rev. B 92, 045128 (2015)
Subjects: Superconductivity (cond-mat.supr-con); Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall)
4. arXiv:1412.0021 [pdf, other]
Title: Coexisting edge states and gapless bulk in topological states of matter
Comments: 7 pages, 9 figures
Journal-ref: Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 136801 (2015)
Subjects: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall); Strongly Correlated Electrons (cond-mat.str-el)
5. arXiv:1310.6750 [pdf, ps, other]
Title: Measuring the Kondo Cloud by Current Cross Correlations in Helical Liquids
Comments: 8 pages, 2 figures
Journal-ref: Phys. Rev. B 89, 075108 (2014)
Subjects: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall)
6. arXiv:1207.7081 [pdf, ps, other]
Title: Exact results for the Kondo screening cloud of two helical liquids
Journal-ref: Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 016602 (2013)
Subjects: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall)