# research topics

Research in our group ranges from mesoscopic quantum physics to classical nonlinear dynamics. Research topics/projects include:

Spintronics

- spin-dependent quantum transport in mesoscopics

- Berry phases

- spin polarized and assisted tummeling

- semiclassics for spin

Molecular Electronics

- models for molecular wires

- carbon nanotube junctions

- transport through C-60

- conducting polymers

Quantum Computation

- geometric quantum computation

- implementation in mesoscopic devices

Interactions in Quantum Dots

- Coulomb lockade

- quantum chaos of many-body systems

- random matrix theory and semiclassics

- excitons in confined quantum systems (collaboration with Shuhei Yoshida and Pavel Hawrylak)

Quantum Chaos

- spectral statistics and correlations

- semiclassics beyond the diagonal approximation

- chaos-assisted tunneling

- transport and chaotic scattering

- chaos and dissipation

Statistical Data Analysis

- independent component analysis

- bio-medical time series analysis

- signal processing of audio data

Semiclassical theory of mesoscopic systems

(review)

- quantum transport and weak localzation

- orbital magnetism

- optical response

Semiconductor-superconductor Hybrids

- proximity effect (article)

- transport through hybrid devices

(collaboration with P. Schmelcher's group)

Mesoscopic Optics

- chaotic light in micro cavities (collaboration with Martina Hentschel; article)

Nanomechanics

- electro-mechanical resonators

collaboration with G. Corso and R. Blick's group) (article)

Correlated Atomic Systems

- helium (article)

- atoms in strong laser fields (collaboration with P. Schmelcher's group)