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News and Research Highlights

Josephson Junction Amplifier

11 May 2022, 0:00

Josephson junctions can operate as amplifiers of rather weak signals coming from quantum technology. But how is the amplification affected by the very quantum zero-point fluctuations? We have addressed this question in a recent communication.

Electron pockets go superconducting

22 Apr 2022, 17:49

Room-temperature superconductivity is one of the holy grails of solid state physics. Our paper on the monolayer FeSe on Si(001) sheds light on a possible microscopic mechanism by which the transition temperature could increase.

Autonomous quantum technology

22 Apr 2022, 17:49

Quantum coherence is the essential resource of quantum technology. One of the challenges is if coherence is extractable by a coupling to an external system, provided that a back action from the extraction will not spoil this stimulating effect. We solved that problem for spin-boson and fermion-boson models and showed positively that such autonomous coherence is extractable. It opens further the door to its experimental investigation and stimulates ongoing research to make quantum technology more autonomous.

Organizational changes

18 Jan 2022, 0:00

Tomáš Novotný became the head of the Department of condensed matter physics and therefore, as from the first of January, Karel Carva replaced him at the position of the head of our theoretical group. We congratulate both of them and wish them a lot of success in their new roles.


Our group also participates in COST Action Nanoscale Coherent Hybrid Devices for Superconducting Quantum Technologies (Nanocohybri), supported by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

For more information see the video or contact T. Novotný.

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