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Stefan Kirchner Personal Page


UPCOMING:Bad Honnef Physics School on

Methods of Path Integration in Modern Physics


Research interests

Theoretical condensed matter physics emphasizing strongly correlated electron systems: Quantum phase transitions, Non-Fermi liquid and exotic ground states in correlated matter, Unconventional superconductivity, Non-equilibrium dynamics and transport, Nanostructured systems, Heavy fermion compounds, Numerical methods, Dynamical mean field and its extensions.

 

Education and Employment

MSc: SUNY at Albany
Diploma in Physics: Universitaet Wuerzburg
PhD: TU Karlsruhe (now KIT)


since June, 2014
Professor at Zhejiang University
Adjunct Associate Professor at Department of Physics & Astronomy, Rice University, Houston Texas

06/2009–06/2014
Head of the joint independent research group of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Department of Physics & Astronomy, Rice University, Houston Texas

10/2010–02/2011
Visiting professor TU Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany


Organization of conferences, workshops & schools

  • Co-chair and organizer of the conference

“Path Integration in Complex Dynamical Systems”,

February 06–10, 2017 (Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands).

  • Co-chair and organizer of the conference

“Quantum Critical Matter – from Atoms to Bulk (QCM14)”,

August 18–23, 2014 (Obergurgl University Center, Austria).

Recent Publications

W. H. Appelt, A. Droghetti, L. Chioncel, M. M. Radonjić, E. Muñoz, S. Kirchner, D. Vollhardt  and I. Rungger, Predicting the conductance of strongly correlated molecules: the Kondo effect in perchlorotriphenylmethyl/Au junctions,  Nanoscale(2018)

S. Seiro, L. Jiao, S. Kirchner, S. Hartmann, S.
Friedemann, C. Krellner, C. Geibel, Q. Si, F. Steglich, S. Wirth, Evolution of the Kondo lattice and non-Fermi liquid excitations in a heavy-fermion metal, Nature Communications, 9, 3324(2018)

W. H. Appelt, A. Droghetti, L. Chioncel, M. M. Radonjic, E. Munoz, S. Kirchner, D. Vollhardt, I. Rungger, Theoretical investigation of the Kondo conductance in PTM/Au experiments, submitted (2018)

Q. Y. Chen, C. H. P. Wen, Q. Yao, K. Huang, Z. F. Ding, L. Shu, X. H. Niu, Y. Zhang, X. C. Lai, Y. B. Huang, G. B. Zhang, S. Kirchner, and D. L. Feng,Tracing  crystal-field splittings in
the rare earth-based intermetallic  CeIrIn5,Phys. Rev. B 97, 075149 (2018).

Q. Y. Chen, D. F. Xu, X. H. Niu, R. Peng, H. C. Xu, C. H. P. Wen, X. Liu, L. Shu, S. Y. Tan, X. C. Lai, Y. J. Zhang, H. Lee, V. N. Strocov, F. Bisti, P. Dudin, J.-X. Zhu, H. Q. Yuan, S. Kirchner, and D. L. Feng,Band dependent inter-layer f-electron
hybridization in CeRhIn5,Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 066403 (2018).

Correlated Electrons 2016 – Preface,Stefan Kirchner,Philosophical  Magazine
97  3397-3398 (2017).

Preface: International Conference on
Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 2016),Stefan Kirchner, Guang-Han Cao, and Tuson
Park, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 807 011001 (2017).

Q. Y. Chen, D. F. Xu, X. H. Niu, J. Jiang, R. Peng, H. C. Xu, C. H. P. Wen, Z. F. Ding, K. Huang, L. Shu, Y. J. Zhang, H. Lee, V. N. Strocov, M. Shi, F. Bisti, T. Schmitt, Y. B. Huang, P. Dudin, X. C. Lai, S. Kirchner, H. Q. Yuan, and D. L. Feng, Direct observation of how the heavy fermion state develops in CeCoIn5, Phys. Rev. B 96, 045107 (2017).

W. H. Appelt, A. Droghetti, L. Chioncel, M. M. Radonjic, E. Muñoz, Stefan Kirchner, D. Vollhardt, I. Rungger,Theoretical investigation of the Kondo conductance in PTM/Au experiments, in preparation (2017)

T. Cichorek, L. Bochenek, M. Schmidt, R. Niewa, A. Czulucki, G. Auffermann, Frank Steglich, R. Kniep,& Stefan Kirchner, Cichorek et al. Reply to “Comment onTwo-channel Kondo physics due to As vacancies in the layered compound ZrAs1.58Se0.39″, Phys. Rev. Lett.  118, 259702 (2017).

Q. Y. Chen, D. F. Xu, X. H. Niu, J. Jiang, R. Peng, H. C. Xu, C. H. P. Wen, Z. F. Ding, K. Huang, L. Shu, Y. J. Zhang, H. Lee, V. N. Strocov, M. Shi, F. Bisti, T. Schmitt, Y. B. Huang, P. Dudin, X. C. Lai, Stefan Kirchner, H. Q. Yuan, and D. L. Feng, Direct observation of how the heavy fermion state develops in CeCoIn5, submitted and arXiv:1610.06724 (2017).

J. Brand, P. Ribeiro, N. Néel, Stefan Kirchnerand J. Kröger, Impact of atomic-scale contact geometry on Andreev reflection, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 107001 (2017).

Enrique Muñoz, Farzaneh Zamani, Lukas Merker, Theo A. Costi,& Stefan Kirchner, The renormalized SPT approach to the Anderson model in and out of equilibrium, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 807,092001 (2017).

Andrey E. Antipov, Younes Javanmard, Pedro Ribeiro,& Stefan Kirchner, Interaction-tuned Anderson versus Mott localization, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 146601 (2016).

T. Cichorek, L. Bochenek, M. Schmidt, R. Niewa, A. Czulucki, G. Auffermann, Frank Steglich, R. Kniep,& Stefan Kirchner, Two-channel Kondo physics due to As vacancies in the layered compound ZrAs1.58Se0.39, Phys. Rev. Lett.  117, 106601 (2016).

F. Zamani, P. Ribeiro,& Stefan Kirchner, The functional integral formulation of the Schrieffer-Wolff transformation, New J. Phys. 18, 063024 (2016).

J. Santos, P. Ribeiro,& Stefan Kirchner, The distribution of work performed on a NIS junction, New J. Phys.  18, 023007 (2016).

Farzaneh Zamani, Pedro Ribeiro, & Stefan Kirchner, Non-linear quantum critical dynamics and fluctuations-dissipation ratios far from equilibrium, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 400, 7–12 (2016) 

S. Paschen, S. Friedemann, S. Wirth, F. Steglich,S. Kirchner, Q. Si, Kondo destruction in heavy fermion quantum criticality and the photoemission spectrum of YbRh2Si2, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 400, 17–22 (2016)

 P. Ribeiro, F. Zamani, &Stefan Kirchner, Steady-state dynamics and effective temperature of unconventional quantum criticality in an open system, PRL 115 220602 (2015).

Qimiao Si, J. H. Pixley, Emilian Nica, Seiji J. Yamamoto, Pallab Goswami, Rong Yu, Stefan Kirchner, Kondo Destruction and Quantum Criticality in Kondo Lattice Systems, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 83, 061005 (2014).

S. Wirth, Y. Prots, M. Wedel, S. Ernst, S. Kirchner, Z. Fisk, J. D. Thompson, F. Steglich, and Y. Grin, Structural investigations of CeIrIn5 and CeCoIn5 on macroscopic and atomic length scales, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 83, 061009 (2014).
L. Merker, S. Kirchner, E. Mu ̃onoz and T. A. Costi, Reply to ”Comment on Conductance scaling in Kondo-correlated quantum dots: Role of level asymmetry and charging energy’ ”, Phys. Rev. B 90, 077102 (2014).

Frank Steglich, Heike Pfau, Stefan Lausberg, Peijie Sun, Ulrike Stockert, Manuel Brando, Sven Friedemann, Cornelius Krellner, Christoph Geibel, Steffen Wirth, Stefan Kirchner and Qimiao Si, Evidence for a Kondo destroying quantum critical point in YbRh2Si2, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 83, 061001 (2014).

Andrey A. Antipov, EmanuelGull, and Stefan Kirchner, Critical Exponents of Strongly Correlated Fermion Systems from Diagrammatic Multi-Scale Methods, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 226401 (2014).

Gang Li, Andrey Antipov, Alexey N. Rubtsov, Stefan Kirchner, and Werner Hanke, Competing phases of the Hubbard model on a triangular lattice: Insights from the entropy, Phys. Rev. B 89, 161118(R) (2014).

Course

Quantum Many-Body Systems

Solid State Theory I

Contact

Email Address:theory at correlated-matter.com / cmthangzhou@gmail.com

TEL: 0571-88208567