Portfolio Prof. Dr. Claus Zimmermann
1979 - 1982 Undergraduate studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.
1982 - 1886 Undergraduate studies at the Universität Hamburg.
1986 Diploma in Physics at the Universität Hamburg in the group of Prof. G. Huber.
1987 -1991 Graduate studies at the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik in Garching in the group of Prof. T. W. Hänsch.
1991 Ph.D. at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
1995 Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
1987 - 1993 Graduate stipend at Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik in Garching.
1993 - 1998 Post-doctoral researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität.
since 1998 Full professor at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen.
BEC in a Ring Cavity
Ultra cold atoms interact with the light in a high finesse ring resonator. Cavity mediated global coupling leads to collective atomic effects such as superradiance, subradiance, collective atomic recoil lasing (CARL), and Dicke type phase transitions.
Mixtures of cold atomic gases Bose-Fermi-Mixtures
Efimov-Physics is studied with mixtures of Lithium and Rubidium quantum gases. Broad heteronuclear Feshbach-resonaces have been observed and are used to investiagate few body physics.
Surface Quantum Optics (in collaboration with Sebastian Slama)
Atomic quantum gases are brought in contact with structured surfaces. Evanescent wave spectroscopy and condensate diffraction are used to study the atom surface interaction. The coupling of the atoms with surface plasmon polaritions is exploited for contructing tailored two dimensional lattice potentials for the atoms.