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 PTB BraunschweigLeibniz Universität Hannover
Name:Prof. Dr. Tanja E. Mehlstäubler 
Address:Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Callinstraße 36
30167 Hannover
Room:Goeppert-Mayer / R. 119Gebäude 3406 / R. 323
Tel.:+49 531 592 4710+49 511 762 14962
Fax:+49 531 592 69 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 05.2020

Head of Department "QUEST FG 2"

Since 03.2020

W3 Professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover

Since 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‘