Prof. Dr. Christoph Bruder
Christoph Bruder
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Physik
FG Bruder


Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 36 92

Administrative Assistant

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bruder

Short Biography

Christoph Bruder studied physics at TU München and the University of Sussex. After receiving his diploma in München in 1985 (diploma thesis on superfluid 3He with D. Vollhardt and P. Wölfle), he joined T. M. Rice's group at ETH Zürich. He finished his PhD thesis on Andreev scattering in unconventional superconductors in 1989. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia working with T. C. Lubensky, G. Mele, and A. Brooks Harris. In 1991 he joined Gerd Schön's group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he obtained his Habilitation (on mesoscopic superconductivity) in 1995. In 1998 he became Associate Professor at University of Basel, and in 2004 he was promoted to Full Professor. In1997, he received the Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science; in 2001 the 200 k$ Swiss-Korean Outstanding Research Efforts Award (together with Prof. Mahn-Soo Choi, Korea University), and in 2009 the Outstanding Referee Award of the American Physical Society. He served as a Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters from 2001 - 2007 and as a Co-Editor and Advisory Board of Europhysics Letters from 2004 - 2010.

Research summary

  • Quantum coherence, quantum computing, and single-electron effects in mesoscopic systems
  • Nanomechanics and optomechanics
  • Ultracold atoms, optical lattices, Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Unconventional superconductors
  • Biologically motivated physics questions