1975 – 1988                  Kurt Körber Gymnasium in Hamburg ('Abitur')

08/1994                        Diploma in Physics, University of Hamburg ('very good')

09/1994 – 09/1997        PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg ('very good')
                                    Thesis title:   Phonons, Electronic Correlations and Self-Energy Effects in High-Tc Superconductors
                                    Referees:     Prof. Dr. D. Fay, Prof. Dr. L. Tewordt

02/2003                        Habilitation in Theoretical Physics (Free University of Berlin)
                                    since 04/2003 'Privatdozent'


10/1997 – 03/1998        Post-doc in the 'Graduiertenkolleg' 'Physics of nanostructures' (University of Hamburg)

04/1998 – 09/2003        'Assistent' at the Free University of Berlin; Institute for Theoretical Physics (with Prof. Dr. K.H. Bennemann)

09 – 11/2000                Guest at the Bogoliubov Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kiev (Ukraine)

since 10/2003               Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF) in Stuttgart; Department of Prof. Dr. W. Metzner

04 – 09/2005 and          Guest at the ETH Zürich (hosted by Prof. Dr. M. Sigrist and Prof. Dr. T.M.
04 – 09/2006                Rice), as Feodor Lynen-Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

since 03/2010               Permanent staff scientist

since 10/2012               apl Professor at Free University Berlin

01 - 03/2013                Visiting Professor at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kyoto University,Japan)

04/2015                       Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Science (TUS, Japan)

01 - 04/2018                Visiting Professor at University of British Columbia (UBC, Canada)

12/2018 - 03/2019       Visiting GSGC-Professor at University of Tokyo (Japan)


Scientific Work

Field of Research

Condensed Matter Theory, in particular new and functional quantum systems, strongly correlated electron systems, and light-matter interaction: application to superconductivity as well as collaboration with experimentalists.

1. Novel Josephson effect in superconducting nanostructures

Prediction of a novel class of Josephson effects in Triplet-superconductor – Ferromagnet – Triplet-superconductor (TFT) junctions, in particular: prediction of

(a)   a spin Josephson effect without global phase difference,

(b)   existence of a macroscopic spin current, and

(c)   realization of a superconducting qubit.

Furthermore, investigation of 0-p transitions (switching properties) as well as realization of new functional interfaces.

Method used:
semiclassical theory employing the Bogoliubov-de Gennes approach and Eilenberger equations.

Selected publications

P. Gentile, M. Cuoco, A. Romano, C. Noce, D. Manske, and P. M. R. Brydon: Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 097003 (2013)

P.M.R. Brydon, C. Iniotakis, D. Manske, and M. Sigrist, Physical Review Letters 104, 197001 (2010)

P.M.R. Brydon and D. Manske: Physical Review Letters 103, 147001 (2009)

P.M.R. Brydon, D. Manske, and M. Sigrist: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 77, 103714 (2008)

B. Kastening, D.K. Morr, D. Manske, and K.H. Bennemann: Physical Review Letters 96, 047009 (2006)

2. Response and transport in unconventional superconductors

Derivation of the electronic Raman response function for metals with anisotropic relaxation rates and generalization of the Lindhard function due to collision effects. Further generalization to the pair-breaking Raman effect in non-centrosymmetric superconductors revealing simultaneously singlet- and triplet-pairing due to strong anisotropic spin-orbit coupling. Formulation and classi­fication of transport equations for generalized external perturbations resulting in characteristic response functions, respectively.

Method used:
kinetic and generalized response theory

Selected publications

L. Klam, D. Einzel, and D. Manske: Physical Review Letters 102, 027004 (2009)

L. Klam, D. Manske, and D. Einzel, Kinetic Theory for Response and Transport in Non-Centrosymmetric Superconductors (review), in 'Non-centrosymmetric superconductors', Lecture Notes in Physics 847 (2012), Spinger Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg; Eds.: E. Bauer and M. Sigrist

D. Einzel and D. Manske: Physical Review B 70, 172507 (2004)

3. Elementary excitations in high-Tc superconductors

Calculation and analysis of self-energy effects in high-Tc cuprates, in particular comparing with experiments concerning the 'kink' (observed by ARPES) and 'resonance peak' (measured by INS experiments) and their anisotropy in momentum space (Raman scattering). Formulation of a microscopic theory for Cooper-pairing due to spin fluctuations yielding a superconducting dx2-y2-wave order parameter. Contrasting these results with LDA-based calculations for the phonon-induced (a) self-energy effects and (b) pairing interaction. Analysis of the in-plane anisotropy in connection with an s-wave admixture to the superconducting gap.

Selected publications

Yuan Li, M. Le Tacon, M. Bakr, D. Terrade, D. Manske, R. Hackl, L. Ji, M. K. Chan, N. Barisic, X. Zhao, M. Greven, B. Keimer,
Physical Review Letters 108, 227003 (2012)

M. Bakr, A. Schnyder, L. Klam, D. Manske, C.T. Lin, B. Keimer, M. Cardona, and C. Ulrich:
Physical Review B 80, 064505 (2009)

R. Heid, R. Zeyher, D. Manske, and K.-P. Bohnen: Physical Review B 80, 024507 (2009)

R. Heid, K.-P. Bohnen, R. Zeyher, and D. Manske: Physical Review Letters 100, 137001 (2008)

I. Eremin and D. Manske: Physical Review Letters 94, 067006 (2005);
Erratum Physical Review Letters 96, 059902 (2006)

D. Manske, I. Eremin, and K.H. Bennemann: Physical Review B 67, 134520 (2003)

D. Manske, I. Eremin, and K.H. Bennemann: Physical Review Letters 87, 177005 (2001)

4. Time-resolved spectroscopy on unconventional superconductors

Derivation and solution of Boltzmann-like equations for the condensate dynamics in non-equilib­rium. Calculation of the ultra-fast dynamics of quasiparticles in optical pump-probe spectra for a superconducting d-wave order parameter. Consideration of both incoherent and coherent electron-phonon coupling and comparison with experiment.

Method used:
Density-Matrix-Theory in non-equilibrium, Keldysh formulation

Selected publications

A. Akbari, A.P. Schnyder, D. Manske, and I. Eremin, Europhysics Letters 101, 214513 (2013)

A.P. Schnyder, D. Manske, and A. Avella, Physical Review B 84, 17002 (2011)

P.P. Saichu, I. Mahns, A. Goos, S. Binder, S. G. Singer, B. Schulz, A. Rusydi, J. Unterhinninghofen, D. Manske, S. L. Cooper, M. V. Klein, P. Guptasarma, M.S. Williamsen, and M. Rübhausen:
Physical Review Letters 102, 177004 (2009)

J. Unterhinninghofen, D. Manske, and A. Knorr: Physical Review B 77, 180509(R) (2008)

5. Numerical FLEX approach to unconventional superconductors

Development and formulation of the 2nd and 3rd generation of the FLuctuation EXchange approxi­mation for strongly correlated electron systems, in particular consideration of spin-fluctuation-in­duced Cooper-pairing, application to singlet-pairing in hole- and electron-doped cuprates as well as to triplet-pairing in Sr2RuO4.
Cuprates: investigation of the phase diagram and superconducting instability in the presence of phase and amplitude fluctuations of the superconducting order parameter, combination with Berezinsky-Kosterlitz-Thouless theory. Furthermore, formulation and solution of a 2-gap-scenario and calculation of response functions including vertex corrections.
Sr2RuO4: determination of possible superconducting instabilities in the presence of multiband effects and anisotropic spin-orbit coupling. Prediction of a 'kink'.

Selected publication

D. Manske
'Theory of Unconventional Superconductors'
'Springer Tracts in Modern Physics', Vol. 202 (228 pages, 84 figures) Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (2004); Ed.: P. Wölfle

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