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Karsten Danzmann received Koerber Prize 2017

Dr. Lothar Dittmer, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Körber Foundation, and Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of Max Planck Society, present the Körber European Science Prize 2017 to Karsten Danzmann.
(Photo: David Ausserhofer)

We congratulate our principal investigator Karsten Danzmann on being rewarded with the Körber European Science Prize 2017.
He received the price on September, 7th in the Hamburg City Hall for his pioneering research on the direct detection of gravitational waves.

More Information:

[Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger]

[Press release of the Koerber Foundation]

Furthermore, he will receive the Otto Hahn Prize 2017 of the German Science Foundation on November, 2nd.

Quantum mechanical noise in complex systems

The research training group explores in an interdisciplinary collaboration the intrinsic quantum mechanical noise in fundamental physical systems, thereby combining the research areas and the scientific young researcher training of the central sections of the physics department in Hannover:

  • solid state physics
  • gravitational physics
  • quantum optics
  • quantum information.

The mutual research of experimentalists and theorists will focus on the three overlapping areas:

  •  noise in low-dimensional,
     quantum mechanical systems
  •  physics beyond the standard quantum limit
  •  noise and correlations in highly complex systems.

The central goal of the research training group is to provide comprehensive training in quantum mechanical and stochastic processes in a demanding and internationally recognized research environment.
The established, manifold, international collaborations stimulate the self-reliance of the Ph.D. students by interconnectedness and international experience. An intense scientific debate between the Ph.D. students is facilitated by the shared workspace in the “Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering”.


The Reasearch Traning Group 1991 is a research project founded in June 2014 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Starting in October 2014, the RTG employs on average twenty young researchers. Interested ? Please refer to PhD-Positions