My name is Tomáš Bzdušek and I am a postdoctoral fellow in the CMT group at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland. I am also associated with the group of Prof. Titus Neupert at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. I obtained my undegraduate degrees at Comenius University in Bratislava under the supervision of Richard Hlubina, and I did my doctoral studies at the Department of Physics of ETH Zürich in the group of Manfred Sigrist. Before holding my current research position, I spend two years as the Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow at the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Stanford University.

I work in the field of condensed matter theory, in particular I study various aspects and prospective applications of topological phases of matter. Much of my recent work applies the ideas of homotopy theory to classify topology of single-particle Hamiltonians, with applications to topological insulators, semimetals and insulators, as well as to dissipative (non-Hermitian) and periodically driven (Floquet) systems.

Interests
  • topological band theory
  • Floquet and non-Hermitian physics
  • unconventional superconductivity
  • hyperbolic quantum mechanics
Education
  • Ambizione Research Fellowship, 2019-present

    Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Fellowship, 2017-2019

    Stanford University, California, USA

  • PhD in Condensed Matter Theory, 2013-2017

    ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • MSc in Theoretical physics, 2010-2013

    Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • BSc in Physics, 2007–2010

    Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

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