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Michael Thorwart

Junior Fellow
August 2008 – December 2010


Michael Thorwart studied physics at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, the Universite d'Aix-Marseille and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing an external diploma thesis at the Beckmann Institute in Urbana-Champaign, he received his diploma in physics from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen in 1996. In 2000, he completed his PhD at the University of Augsburg, Germany.

In 2001, he joined the theoretical physics group at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the TU Delft as a postdoctoral fellow. Afterwards, in 2003, he worked as invited scientist at the NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, in the Superconducting Quantum Physics Research Group. In the same year, he joined the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf as a scientific assistant (assistant professor). During this time, he qualified for the habilitation and received the venia legendi in January 2006. He worked as invited scientist again at the NTT Basic Research Labs in Atsugi in 2005 and at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in 2008.

In 2008, he joined the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, where he holds a junior research fellow position and leads an independent junior research group.

His interests focus on theoretical condensed matter physics, in particular, quantum nanostructures in incoherent environments (molecular quantum transport, nonequilibrium transport), quantum coherence and entanglement in biomolecules and polymers and nanoelectromechanical properties of molecules.



Quantum nanostructures in incoherent environments: molecular quantum transport, nonequilibrium transport, quantum coherence and entanglement in biomolecules and polymers, nanoelectromechanical properties of molecules

Open nanoscale quantum systems, quantum coherence and quantum entanglement in nanoscale systems (biomolecules, polymers, superconducting flux qubits, spin qubits), driven dissipative quantum systems, nanoelectromechanical molecular systems, nonequilibrium quantum transport in many-body nanoscale systems.