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In Mid-March 2009 I joined the research group of Professor Blügel at the Institute of Solid State Research (IFF) at Research Centre Jülich.

In March 2004 I started my Ph.D. studies in the reseach group of Professor L. Hao Tjeng (Lehrstuhl für angewandte Physik, II. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Str. 77, D-50937 Köln). I graduated with a Ph.D. on 25 June 2008, but stayed until February 2009 in Cologne. (L. Hao Tjeng meanwhile moved to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden.)

Between 2003 and 2004 I was in the group of Professor Eberhard K. U.Groß (known as Hardy Gross; Lehrstuhl für theoretische Physik, Physics Department, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) where I wrote my diploma thesis time-dependent electron localization function (see publications). (Hardy Gross is now at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle.)

Between 1998 and 2004 I studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, with a short intermezzo at the Dipartimento di Fisica of the Università di Bologna for the spring term of 2001.


Here you can find all my scientific publications; I wrote also a couple tiny articles in mid 1998 [two-months internship] for Berliner Morgenpost (a Berlin daily newspaper) and I managed to get even into a PRL (74, 5244; 1995) during school time (albeit only in the acknowledgement) – you see I started early.

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Reference links


  1. [2012] Tobias Burnus, Gustav Bihlmayer, Daniel Wortmann, Yuriy Mokrousov, Stefan Blügel and Klaus Michael Indlekofer,
    Electronic properties of graphene nanoribbons under gate electric fields, submitted (2012). OAI: arXiv:1209.5280
  2. [2012] Miguel A. L. Marques, Micael J. T. Oliveira, Tobias Burnus,
    Libxc: a library of exchange and correlation functionals for density functional theory, Computer Physics Communications 183, 2272 (2012). OAI: arXiv:1203.1739
  3. [2011] Hua Wu, Chun Fu Chang, Olaf Schumann, Zhiwei Hu, Júlio C. Cezar, T. Burnus, Nils Hollmann, Nicholas B. Brookes, Arata Tanaka, Markus Braden, Liu Hao Tjeng, and Daniel I. Khomskii,
    Orbital order in La0.5Sr1.5MnO4: Beyond a common local Jahn-Teller picture, Phys. Rev. B 84, 155126 (2011). OAI: arXiv:1104.3717
  4. [2010] Thomas Willers, Zhiwei Hu, Nils Hollmann, Peter O. Korner, Jan Gegner, Tobias Burnus, Hidenori Fujiwara, Arata Tanaka, Detlef Schmitz, Hui-Huang Hsieh, Hong-Ji Lin, Chien-Te Chen, Eric D. Bauer, John L. Sarrao, Eugene Goremychkin, Michael Koza, Liu Hao Tjeng, and Andrea Severing
    Crystal-field and Kondo scale investigation of CeMIn5 (M = Co, Ir and Rh): a combined x-ray absorption and inelastic neutron study, Physical Review B, 81, 195114 (2010). OAI: arXiv:1003.0300 [PDF (978 KiB)]
  5. [2009] Hua Wu (吴骅) and Tobias Burnus
    Spin and orbital states in La1.5Sr0.5CoO4 studied by electronic structure calculations
    Physical Review B, 80, 081105(R) (2009). [PDF (180 KiB)]
  6. [2008 ] Chun Fu Chang (張春富), Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Hua Wu (吴骅), Tobias Burnus, Mohammed Benomar, Arata Tanaka (田中新), Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Hui-Huang Hsieh (謝輝煌), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德), and Liu Hao Tjeng
    Spin blockade, orbital occupation, and charge ordering in La1.5Sr0.5CoO4, Physical Review Letters 102, 116401 (2008). OAI: arXiv:0901.3642 [PDF (307 KiB)]
  7. [2008] Hua Wu (吴骅), Tobias Burnus, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Christine Martin, Antoine Maignan, Júlio C. Cezar, Nicholas B. Brookes, Arata Tanaka (田中新), and Hao Tjeng,
    Ising magnetism and ferroelectricity in Ca3CoMnO6, Physical Review Letters 102, 026404 (2009). OAI: arXiv:0806.1607 [PDF (373 KiB; from PRL)]
  8. [2008] Tobias Burnus, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Hua Wu (吴骅), Júlio C. Cezar, Seiji Niitaka, Hidenori Takagi, Chun Fu Chang (張春富), Nicholas B. Brookes, Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Ling-Yun Jang (張凌雲), A. Tanaka (田中新), Keng S. Liang (梁耕三), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德), Liu Hao Tjeng,
    X-ray absorption and x-ray magnetic dichroism study on Ca3CoRhO6 and Ca3FeRhO6. Phys. Rev. B 77, 205111 (2008). OAI: arXiv:0803.0293 [PDF (341 KiB; from PRB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  9. [2008] Muhammed A. (Suman) Hossain, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Maurits W. Haverkort, Tobias Burnus, Chun Fu Chang (張春富), Stefan Klein, Jonathan D. Denlinger, Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德), Roland Mathieu, Y. Kaneko, Yoshinori Tokura, S. Satow, Y. Yoshida, Hidenori Takagi, Arata Tanaka (田中新), Ilya S. Elfimov, George A. Sawatzky, L. Hao Tjeng and Andrea Damascelli,
    Crystal-field level inversion in lightly Mn-doped Sr3Ru2O7, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008). OAI: arXiv:0801.2995 [PDF (341 KiB; from PRB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  10. [2008] Tobias Burnus, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Hui-Huang Hsieh, V. L. Joseph Joly, P. A. Joy, Maurits W. Haverkort, Hua Wu (吴骅), Arata Tanaka (田中新), Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德) and L. Hao Tjeng,
    Local electronic structure and magnetic properties of LaMn0.5Co0.5O3 studied by x-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125124 (2008). OAI: arXiv:0709.3243 [PDF (501 KiB; from PRB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  11. [2006] Tobias Burnus, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Maurits W. Haverkort, Júlio C. Cezar, Delphine Flahaut, Vincent Hardy, Antoine Maignan, Nicholas B. Brookes, Arata Tanaka (田中新), Hui-Huang Hsieh, Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德) and L. Hao Tjeng,
    Valence, spin, and orbital state of Co ions in one-dimensional Ca3Co2O6: An x-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism study, Phys. Rev. B 74, 245111 (2006). OAI: [PDF (340 KiB; from PRB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  12. [2006] Hua Wu (吴骅), Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Tobias Burnus, Jonathan D. Denlinger, Peter G. Khalifah, David G. Mandrus, Ling-Yun Jang (張凌雲), Hui-Huang Hsieh, Arata Tanaka (田中新), Keng S. Liang (梁耕三), Jim W. Allen, Robert J. Cava, Daniel I. Khomskii and L. Hao Tjeng,
    Orbitally driven spin-singlet dimerization in S = 1 La4Ru2O10, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 256402 (2006). OAI: [PDF (530 KiB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  13. [2006] Maurits W. Haverkort, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Júlio C. Cezar, Tobias Burnus, Helena Hartmann, Marco Reuther, C. Zobel, Thomas Lorenz, Arata Tanaka (田中新), Nicholas B. Brookes, Hui-Huang Hsieh, Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德) and L. Hao Tjeng,
    Spin State Transition in LaCoO3 Studied Using Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Magnetic Circular Dichroism, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 176405 (2006). OAI: [PDF (561 KiB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  14. [2005] Szilárd I. Csiszar, Maurits W. Haverkort, Tobias Burnus, Zhiwei Hu (胡志伟), Arata Tanaka (田中新), Hui-Huang Hsieh, Hong-Ji Lin (林宏基), Chien-Te Chen (陳建德), Tjipke Hibma and Liu Hao Tjeng,
    Aligning spins in antiferromagnetic films using antiferromagnets (unpublished, 2005). Submitted. OAI: [PDF (561 KiB; from] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]
  15. [2004] Tobias Burnus, Miguel A. L. Marques and Eberhard K. U. Gross,
    Time-dependent electron localization function. Physical Review A, 71, 010501(R) (2005). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.71.010501). OAI: Supplemental information available (and partially at AIP's EPAPS). [PDF (552 kiB)] [Abstract, references and papers citing this one]

Non-physics-related article

  1. [Fortran, 2009] Tobias Burnus, Fortran 2003 & 2008 poll, ACM SIGPLAN Fortran Forum, 28, 21 (2009). DOI: 10.1145/1570522.1570526. (Based on my Fortran poll and adapted for Fortran Forum by Ian D. Chivers.)

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Between 2000 and 2004 I joined the computer administration service (Zentrale EDV, ZEDV) as student assistant; I mainly co-administrated the Unix systems (Tru64 Unix, (first) FreeBSD and (then) Debian Linux), but also worked on the webserver.

Some other work items and links related to computers (and some also related to physics):

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Research Centre Jülich
IFF 1 – Institute for Solid State Research & IAS 1 – Institute for Advanced Simulation
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