Tilman Esslinger

Visiting professor

Administration

Electrical Engineer

Lattice Team

Cavity Team

Lithium Team

Impact Team

Tobias Donner

Davide Dreon

Andrea Morales

Philip Zupancic

Xiangliang Li

Dr. Tobias Donner

ETH Zurich
Institute for Quantum Electronics
Quantum Optics Group
Otto-Stern-Weg-1, HPF D20
8093 Zürich
Switzerland

Tel.: +41 44 63-33954
Fax: +41 44 63-31254

Email: donner(at)phys.ethz(dot)ch

Working on the Cavity experiment and on the Impact Experiment

Research Interests

  • Quantum Optics
  • Cavity Optomechanics
  • Cavity QED
  • Bose-Einstein Condensation
  • Atom Lasers
  • Critical Phenomena
  • Geophysics

Short CV

  • since 08/2013: scientific staff at ETH Zurich
  • 07/2010 - 07/2013: ETH Zürich postdoctoral research fellow
  • 11/2008 - 06/2010: postdoctoral research fellow at JILA, Boulder (CO), USA (DFG fellowship)
  • 06/2008 - 10/2008: ETH Zürich postdoctoral research fellow
  • 01/2005 - 05/2008: ETH Zürich PhD Student
  • 06/2004 - 12/2004: Travelling in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand
  • 08/2002 - 05/2004: University of Tübingen, Physics Diploma
  • 09/2001 - 07/2002: University of Uppsala, Exchange Student
  • 09/1998 - 08/2001: University of Tübingen
  • 10/1997 - 03/1998: University of Kaiserslautern (correspondence course)

Publications

Press responses

Selected Invited Talks

  • Parametric Phenomena Workshop, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 2017: "Quantum phases of a driven-dissipative many-body system"
  • SFB-OSCAR Symposium, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) 2016: Quantum Crystals of Matter and Light"
  • Taming Quantum Noise, Mazara del Vallo (Italy), 2016: "Exploring quantum many-body phases of ultracold atoms with cavity-mediated long-range interactions"
  • NEQfluids - Classical and Quantum fluids out of Equilibrium, Vercors Mountain (France), 2016: "Exploring quantum many-body phases of ultracold atoms with cavity-mediated long-range interactions"
  • MURI meeting, Berkeley CA (USA) 2016: "Quantum phases from competing short- and long-range interactions in an optical lattice"
  • APS March Meeting, Sa Antonio TX (USA) 2015: "Real-time observation of fluctuations in a driven-dissipative quantum-many body system"
  • PQE 2015, Snowbird UT (USA) 2015: "Measuring the dynamic structure factor of a long-range interacting quantum gas with quantum optical tools"
  • Theory Colloquium University of Erlangen 2014: "From cavity QED to many-body physics"
  • CLEO Munich 2013: "Exploring cavity-mediated long-range interactions in a quantum gas"
  • WE-Heraeus Seminar on Quantum Many-Body Dynamics in Open Systems, Bad Honnef 2013: "Real-time observations of fluctuations at the driven-dissipative Dicke phase transition"
  • QuAMP Summer School, Belfast 2012: "Mechanical Interaction between Matter and Light"
  • CIFAR Cold Atoms Workshop, Banff 2012: "Matter, Light and (Quantum-) Mechanics"
  • QOMNS - Quantum Optics of Micro- and Nanomechanical Systems, Monte Verita 2011: "Matter, Light and Interactions"
  • ESF Exploratory Workshop on "Signatures of Quantumness in Complex Systems", Nottingham 2011: "Matter, Light and Mechanics"
  • SPS Meeting, Lausanne 2011: "Listening to the Quantum Drum - Mechanics in its Ground State"
  • ETHZ Colloquium, 2010: "Listening to the Quantum Drum - Mechanics in its Ground State"
  • DAMOP, Houston TX 2010: "Strings and Drums - Microwave Cavity Optomechanics"
  • Gordon research conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime, Galveston 2010: "Introduction into Macro-Optomechanics"
  • Dissertation Price of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (finalist), Hamburg 2009: "Bose-Einstein Condensation and Cavity QED"
  • JILA, Boulder CO 2008: "Cavity Optomechanics with a Bose-Einstein Condensate"
  • NIST, Boulder CO 2008: "Cavity Optomechanics with a Bose-Einstein Condensate"
  • ESF Conference on Quantum optics "From atoms and photons to molecules and solid state systems", Obergurgl  2008: "Cavity Optomechanics with a Bose-Einstein Condensate"
  • University of Cambridge, 2007: "Criticality and Correlations in Cold Atomic Gases"
  • University of Kaiserslautern, Graduierten Kolloquium, 2005: "Detection of Single Atoms of an Atom Laser"

Lectures

  • Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (HS2013)
  • Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (HS2014)
  • Frontiers of Quantum Gas Research: Few- and Many-Body physics (FS2015)
  • Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2016)

Summer schools

  • QuAMP summer school 2012: "Mechanical interaction of matter and light"
  • IDEA league summer school 2015: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms"
  • QSIT winter school 2016: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms"
  • SFB summer school 2016: "Critical behavior of a Bose gas" and "Quantum phase transitions in long-range interacting many-body systems"

Awards and Fellowships

  • IOP Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2016 (New Journal of Physics)
  • qstarter award  of NCCR QSIT (quantum science and information technology)
  • Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG Forschungsstipendium)
  • Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD Stipendium)
  • Fellowship of the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung

Theses

  • Critical Behavior of a Trapped Interacting Bose Gas
    Doctoral thesis, ETH Zurich, May 2008

  • Mischungen von Lithium und Rubidium im entarteten Regime
    Diploma thesis, University of Tübingen, May 2004

  • High Resolution Data Processing of Magnetotelluric Data
    Diploma thesis (Geophysics), University of Uppsala, May 2002

  • Electron Spectroscopy of Liquid Microjets
    Diploma thesis (Physics), University of Uppsala, January 2002