Recher Group, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Patrik Recher is a theorist with focus on quantum transport. Currently, he is interested in low-dimensional structures like quantum dots, one-dimensional wires (e.g. carbon nanotubes), helical edge states of topological insulators (as realized in HgTe-quantum wells) and two-dimensional systems like graphene. His main focus is on spin-dependent phenomena in electron transport including normal- and superconducting elements. He uses methods of scattering theory of electron transport (Landauer-Büttiker theory) and also the method of bosonization for interacting electrons in one-dimensional systems combined with the Keldysh non-equilibrium formalism for transport. He has written influential theory papers on the creation of mobile spin-entangled electrons in hybrid structures between superconductors and normal systems. He has recently become full professor for Theoretical Physics at TU Braunschweig in the Institute for Mathematical Physics after heading an Emmy-Noether group (DFG) at University of Würzburg. He is principal investigator of an FP7-EU project on ”Source of Electron Entanglement in Nano Devices” (SE2ND) and funded by the DFG via grant (RE-2978/1-1) and co-applicant for the DFG-JST Forschergruppe ”Topological Electronics”.