Welcome to the Atomic group Jena

Welcome to the atomic theory group at the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. The focus of our research work is placed upon the relativistic quantum dynamics of ions and beams. Our goal is to investigate the structure, properties and the dynamical behaviour of few- and multi-electron ions with emphasis on strong Coulomb and radiation fields as well as relativistic collision energies. We aim to better understand relativistic, many-body and quantum electrodynamical (QED) effects under – more or less – extreme conditions.

Our theoretical studies have impact also on a large number of other research areas, from astro- and nuclear physics to warm dense matter, plasma diagnostics and laser spectroscopy, and up to “new physics” beyond the standard model of particles and interactions.

We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info) !

We are grateful for funding from GSI, HI Jena and the German research foundation


December 2023

Baghdasar Baghdasaryan successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Spatio-spectral engineering of entangled and single photons in parametric down-conversion”

September 2023

Darvin Wanisch successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Dynamics of Quantum Information in Many-Body Systems with Nonlocal Interactions”

July 2023

Romain Soguel successfully defended his doctoral thesis “On a vacuum state redefinition in QED corrections to energy shifts of heavy highly charged ions”

July 2023

Björn Minneker successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Generation of spatio-temporal structured high-order harmonics”

June 2022

Valeriia Kosheleva successfully defended her doctoral thesis “QED corrections to the hyperfine splitting and g factor of few-electron ions”

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