Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Prof. Christiane Dr. Koch

Christiane Koch

Fachbereich Physik

Institut für Theoretische Physik

Quantum dynamics and control


Arnimallee 14
Room 1.4.17
14195 Berlin

Icon Researcher ID

> icon google scholar

Professional Experience

since 2019

University professor for Theoretical Physics
at the Freie Universität Berlin

2010 - 2019

University professor for Theoretical Physics
at the Universität Kassel


Offer for a position as Full professor for Theoretical Physics
at Gothenburg University — decline

2006 - 2010 

Independent junior group leader at the Freie Universität Berlin

2005 - 2006

Postdoctoral researcher with Ronnie Kosloff
at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

2003 - 2005 

Postdoctoral researcher with Françoise Masnou-Seeuws
at Laboratoire Aimé Cotton Orsay, France



Doctorate in Theoretical Physics (PhD) from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
summa cum laude, supervised by Hans-Joachim Freund

1998 - 2002 

PhD student in the Department of Chemical Physics
at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Berlin
and at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

1995 - 1996 

Studies of physics at the Physics Department of the University of Texas at Austin

1992 - 1998 

Studies of physics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1991 - 1992

Studium generale at the Leibniz Kolleg Tübingen


High school graduation at Lessingschule Döbeln



Rosi and Max Varon Visiting Professorship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


APS outstanding referee


Emmy Noether grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG)


Otto Hahn medal (dissertation award) of the Max Planck Society


Student award of the WE Heraeus Foundation


Fulbright foreign scholarship

Professional Activities


Chair of the Gordon conference Quantum Control of Light and Matter, USA

2017 - 2021

Coordinator of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network QuSCo
(Quantum-en-hanced Sensing via Quantum Control)

2017 - 2019

Elected member of the Senate Competition Committee of the Leibniz Association


Member of the International Advisory Board of J. Phys. B

2016 - 2019

Advisory board member for the Center for Quantum Information and Control
at the University of New Mexico

2012 - 2018

Elected board member of EGAS, a division of the European Physical Society

2009 - 2012

Elected member of the Vorstandsrat (extended board) of the German Physical Society