Patrick Hofer



Group of Applied Physics (GAP)
University of Geneva 
Chemin de Pinchat 22
CH-1211 Genève 4

Phone: +41 22 379 01 31


Short CV

  • 2016present          Postdoc, University of Geneva
  • 2013 – 2016              PhD Student, University of Geneva                                                                                         Supervision: Prof. M. Büttiker, Prof. E. Sukhorukov, Prof. C. Flindt
  • 2015                         Visiting student at McGill University with Prof. Aashish Clerk
  • 2010 – 2012              M Sc in Physics, University of Basel                                                               Supervision: Prof. C. Bruder
  • 2007 – 2010              B Sc in Nanosciences, University of Basel




Dynamic Mesoscopic Conductors
Single Electron Sources, Full Counting Statistics and Thermal Machines
PhD Thesis, University of Geneva
Supervision: Markus Büttiker, Eugene Sukhorukov, Christian Flindt

Superfluid drag of two-species Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices
Master Thesis, University of Basel
Supervision: Vladimir M. Stojanović, Christoph Bruder



Markovian master equations for quantum thermal machines: local vs global approach
Patrick P. Hofer, Martí Perarnau-Llobet, L. David M. Miranda, Géraldine Haack, Ralph Silva,
Jonatan Bohr Brask, and Nicolas Brunner

Quasi-probability distributions for observables in dynamic systems
Patrick P. Hofer

Quantum Thermal Machine as a Refrigerator
Patrick P. Hofer, Jonatan Bohr Brask, Martí Perarnau-Llobet, and Nicolas Brunner
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 090603 (2017)

On-demand entanglement generation using dynamic single-electron sources
Patrick P. Hofer, David Dasenbrook, and Christian Flindt
Phys. Status Solidi B 254, 1600582 (2017)


Patrick P. Hofer, Martí Perarnau-Llobet, Jonatan Bohr Brask, Ralph Silva, Marcus Huber,
and Nicolas Brunner

Electron waiting times for the mesoscopic capacitor
Patrick P. Hofer, David Dasenbrook, and Christian Flindt
Physica E 82, 3 (2016) Frontiers in quantum electronic transport – In memory of Markus Büttiker

Single-electron entanglement and nonlocality
David Dasenbrook, Joseph Bowles, Jonatan Bohr Brask, Patrick P. Hofer, Christian Flindt,and Nicolas Brunner
New J. Phys. 18, 043036 (2016)

Quantum heat engine based on photon-assisted Cooper pair tunneling
Patrick P. Hofer, J.-R. Souquet, and A. A. Clerk
Phys. Rev. B 93, 041418(R) (2016) Editor’s Suggestion

Electron waiting times in coherent conductors are correlated
David Dasenbrook, Patrick P. Hofer, and Christian Flindt
Phys. Rev. B 91, 195420 (2015)

Quantum heat engines based on electronic Mach-Zehnder interferometers
Patrick P. Hofer and Björn Sothmann
Phys. Rev. B 91, 195406 (2015)


Mach-Zehnder interferometry with periodic voltage pulses
Patrick P. Hofer and Christian Flindt
Phys. Rev. B 90, 235416 (2014)

Proposal for an ac spin current source
Patrick P. Hofer, Hugo Aramberri, Christoph Schenke, and Pierre A. L. Delplace
EPL 107, 27003 (2014)


Emission of time-bin entangled particles into helical edge states
Patrick P. Hofer and Markus Büttiker
Phys. Rev. B 88, 241308(R) (2013)


Superfluid drag of two-species Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices
Patrick P. Hofer, C. Bruder, and Vladimir M. Stojanović
Phys. Rev. A 86, 033627 (2012)