Dr. Christoph Becker
Post-doctoral scientific staff
Dr. Christoph Becker is senior scientist and scientific coordinator of the quantum gas research section in the group of Prof. Dr. Klaus Sengstock.
He studied physics at the University of Giessen and the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2002 Christoph joined the group of Prof. Dr. Alfred Müller and finsihed his diploma in the field of electron impact ionization in 2003. He started working on his PhD thesis devoted to Spinor condensates in optical lattices the same year. In 2008 he received his PhD, winning the PhD award of the University of Hamburg.
His research interests lie in the field of ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices, especially multi component fermionc Ytterbium gases in triangular and hexagonal optical lattices. In this context he employs ultra-high presision spectroscopy on optical clock transitions to manipulate, control and detect new many-body systems. He is further working on experiments dedicated to the coupling of nano-machanical oscillators to ultracold quantum gases with potential applications in quantum technology and the search for the quantum to classical transition.
He is principal investigator in the SFB925.