The Strontium Team is

did his undergraduate work at the university of Heidelberg in Matthias Weidemüller’s group. Jan started his PhD work with us in January 2019.

did his undergraduate work at the university of Erlangen and in Vladan Vuletić’s group at MIT. Valentin started his PhD work with us in April 2020. For his doctoral work in the strontium lab, Valentin received a fellowship from the Hector Fellow Academy.

did his PhD work at the Weizmann Institute of Science, with Ofer Firstenberg and Nir Davidson, developing novel approaches for improved inertial sensing with light-pulse atom-interferometers. Dimitry joined our team in January 2021.

started the strontium lab in April 2015. Here, he combines his experience with strontium atomic clocks as a PhD student (in Jun Ye’s group at JILA) with high-resolution imaging techniques for fermions developed as a postdoc in Markus Greiner’s group at Harvard.

is the director of the Quantum Many Body Physics division at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics and leads the Quantum Optics Group in the Physics Department at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.


We often host interns who work on technical projects. Many of these interns stay on to do a Bachelors or Masters thesis once they know their way around the lab. We are lucky to have these talented students working with us:

Daniel Molpereces
Intern from LMU.
Andrew Whimster
Intern from LMU.
Ömer Faruk Erşahan
Intern from LMU.
Luca Göcke
Intern from TU Munich.


Many of our group members stay in the same field and end up working at all kinds of research labs in many countries. Here is a list of recent lab members:

Annie Jihyun Park, PhD
PhD student 2015 – 2021. Now a postdoc in the Ni Group.
Dimitrios Tsevas, MSc
Master student 2020 – 2021.
Yilong Yang, MSc
Master student 2020 – 2021.
André Heinz, PhD
PhD student 2015 – 2020. Now working with Toptica Photonics.
Eva Casotti, MSc
Master student 2019 – 2020.
Florian Wallner, MSc
Master student 2019 – 2020.
Neven Šantić, PhD
Postdoc 2018 – 2020. Now runs his own group at the Institute of Physics, Zagreb.
Mateo Kruljac, MSc
Intern from Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Fall 2019.
Rudolf Haindl, MSc
Master student 2018 – 2019.
Etienne Staub, MSc
Master student 2018 – 2019.
Tianli Wang
Summer intern 2019.
Ivan Kokhanovskyi
Bachelor student 2019.
Stepan Snigirev, PhD
Postdoc 2015 – 2018. Now CTO of Crypto Advance GmbH.
Fabian Finger, MSc
Master student 2017 – 2018.
Luisa Eck
Summer intern 2018.
Lucas Kimmig
Intern 2017 – 2018.
Emil Davletov
Summer intern 2017.
Stephan Wissenberg, MSc
Master student 2016 – 2017.
Lukas Homeier, BSc
Bachelor student 2017.
Lev Tepliakov
Summer intern 2016.
Rodrigo González Escudero, MSc
Master student 2015 – 2016.
Nejc Janša, MSc
Master student 2015 – 2016.
Pradyumna Paranjape, MSc
Intern 2015 – 2016.
Zhichao Guo
Summer intern 2015.
Yunpeng Ji
Summer intern 2015.
Qing Fang
Summer intern 2015.