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Position:Independent Research Group Leader
Name:Prof. Dr. Tanja E. Mehlstäubler
Address:Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Room:Goeppert-Mayer-Bau (RZB 11), Room 119
Tel.:+49 531 592 4710

Scientific interests

  • quantum sensors
  • relativistic geodesy & gravimetry
  • optical clocks & frequency standards
  • precision measurements
  • integrated ion trap technology
  • complex, self-organized systems
  • thermodynamics of ion Coulomb crystals


Short Scientific CV

Since 01.06.2018

Guest professor at Osaka University, Japan



Habilitation in physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Thesis title: "Quantensensoren mit lasergekühlten Atomen und Ionen"



Independent research group leader at PTB/QUEST



Head of Junior research group: "Quantum Sensors with Cold Ions"



PostDoc, Yb+ Ion Clock
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany



PostDoc, Atomic Quantum Sensors Group
Observatoire de Paris, LNE-SYRTE, France
Project: Cold atom gravimeter



Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude, University of Hanover



PhD studies at the University of Hanover in the group of Prof. W. Ertmer
Thesis title: "Novel Cooling Methods for an Optical Frequency Standard based on Mg Atoms"



Graduate studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook;
supported by Fulbright and von Swaine foundation

Research assistant at the Nuclear Structure Lab in the group of Prof. G. D. Sprouse

Master of Arts in Physics
Thesis title: "Laser Spectroscopy of the 7d-States of Trapped Francium"



Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes



Undergraduate studies in physics at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg


Other professional activities

Referee for Nature, APS, Springer, IEEE
Member of the Editorial Board of EPJD/Springer
Member of DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft)
Active alumna of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes



At Leibniz Universität Hannover:
VL Quantenoptik
VL Kohärente Optik
Seminar ‚Quantenlogik-Spektroskopie‘

At TU Braunschweig:
Guest lectures in the frame of ‚Moderne Physik’
and ‚Atome und Kerne‘
Seminar ‚Quantenoptik mit gefangenen Ionen‘