News (30 Aug 2021 - 11 May 2022)

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Josephson Junction Amplifier

added on 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

added on 22 April 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

added on 22 April 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

added on 18 January 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.

Panch Ram leaving the group

added on 1 January 2022, 0:00

Dr. Panch Ram got a new position in the excellent group of Prof. W. Belzig (U. Konstanz). We wish him lots of success!

Article on the Kondo temperature featured on the faculty web

added on 15 December 2021, 12:00

Kondo temperature is the main parameter that determines transport properties of magnetic molecules attached to metallic electrodes. We have resolved the ambiguity in the determination of this parameter in our recent paper, which is also featured on the faculty web

Machine learning in our group

added on 24 November 2021, 12:00

An interview with Martin Žonda and Pavel Baláž about machine learning in physics was just published at the webpage. Would you like to know more? Would you like to try machine learning for physical problems? Just contact us!

Alžběta’s successful PhD defense

added on 14 November 2021, 14:00

Congratulations, Alžběta, for successfully defending her dissertation, titled "Quantum electronic transport in superconducting quantum dots”.

Evolution of the Andreev bands

added on 4 October 2021, 12:00

Panch’s work on the superconducting periodic Anderson model was accepted to the Physical Review B.

Ultrafast coherent all-optical switching of an antiferromagnet

added on 30 August 2021, 12:00

Karel's Letter on the ultra-fast femto-second response of an anti-ferromagnet is published in Physical Review B - Letters.

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