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Department of Physics

Award of the Martin-Schmeißer Medal

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Portrait of Jasmin Bedow presenting her Martin-Schmeißer Medal. © Jasmin Bedow​/​TU Dortmund

On 26 January, Jasmin Bedow has been awarded the Martin-Schmeißer Medal of the TU Dortmund University for her outstanding Master's thesis "Edge Modes in Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Structures". Every year, this medal is awarded to an excellent student who has done her/his thesis in an international context. Jasmin Bedow, for example, did her work with Prof. Götz Uhrig in the Department of Physics at TU Dortmund University and with Prof. Dirk Morr at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her work, she analyses topological effects in superconductors that interact with topologically special magnetic structures (3q structure or magnetic skyrmions). Topological effects have entered condensed matter physics at least since the 2016 Nobel Prize to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz. They are prone to allow for novel transport phenomena with reduced dissipation, i.e. less resistive losses, which can enable more sustainable information processing in the long term. Jasmin Bedow's master's thesis led to two publications in international peer-reviewed journals, one of them with her as first author, for which researchers from Germany, the USA and Australia cooperated. The Department of Physics congratulates Jasmin Bedow and wishes her continued success in her research!