LUH description

The research for this project will be performed at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Gravitational Physics of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hanover (LUH). The University of Hanover is one of the leading institutions in the research on Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics and in the field of Gravitational Physics, managing Germany’s gravitational wave detector GEO600. LUH’s leading role in these field was acknowledged and further fostered by the award of an Cluster of Excellence on Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST) through the German Research Fund (DFG) in the year 2008.

Prof. Klemens Hammerer earned his PhD in 2006 from the Technical University Munich, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2010 he is professor (W3) at the University of Hannover, and head of the research group on Theoretical Quantum Optics – Macroscopic Quantum Objects. This research group was founded in September 2010 within the Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Engineering and Space Time Research” (QUEST) at LUH. Klemens Hammerer is an expert in Theoretical Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Theory. He holds a strong expertise in the coherent interaction of light with material degrees of freedom, e.g. single atoms, optically dense atomic ensembles, or nano- and micromechanical systems. He made strong contributions on the theoretical description of optomechanical systems and the general topic of light matter interfaces. He was offered to lead a Max Planck Research Group, which he declined in favour of the position in Hanover, and together with Simon Gröblacher, Michael Vanner was awarded the "Bank Austria Forschungspreis 2010".