University of Innsbruck
Based in Innsbruck, Austria in midst of the beautiful Tyrolean alps, Helmut Ritsch's theory group is working on Quantum Optics and Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics since 1993. We target a better understanding of fundamental interactions between light and matter on a quantum level. Our main research interests are Self-Organization, Cavity Cooling, Superradiant Lasing, Quantum Simulation and Quantum Metrology.
Within iqClock the Innsbruck group will collaborate with all other iqClock groups to investigate the theoretical foundations of superradiant lasing and develop a corresponding open simulation framework based on QuantumOptics.jl, our quantum optics toolbox.
Our group has open PhD and postdoc positions.
Helmut Ritsch was born in 1962 in Mieders, Tyrol. He concluded his university studies at Innsbruck in 1989 with a PhD in physics. After some time spent as a Postdoc at various locations as Milano, Boulder or Konstanz in 1993 he completed his habilitation in theoretical physics. From that point on he has been leading a Quantum Optics and Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics research group at the university of Innsbruck. In almost three decades of academia Helmut Ritsch has been awarded many prestigious prizes, he has been guest lecturer at numerous renowned institutions around the world and he is routinely invited to present at colloquia and conferences. He is married and has two daughters. In his spare time he likes to enjoy nature, mostly in the form of sports like skiing or mountain biking.
Laurin Ostermann is a junior PostDoc in the group of Helmut Ritsch. He received his PhD in October 2016 at Innsbruck and his thesis “Collective Radiation of Coupled Atomic Dipoles and the Precise Measurement of Time” touches on many aspects relevant to the present proposal: seminal deliberations on decay channels in ensembles of interacting emitters, using super-/sub-radiant states in an optical lattice clock Ramsey scheme, optimizing lattice geometries of optical clocks as well as investigating properties of superradiant lasing, etc.