Congratulations to André Heinz for completing his doctorate!
On June 26, André Heinz successfully defended and completed his doctorate in the quantum many-body systems department of Immanuel Bloch. He will remain at the MPQ as a Wrap-Up postdoc until the end of the year, before turning to industry for pursuing his career.
In his promotion André Heinz investigated how lasercooled, strontium behaves in optical traps at a so-called tune-out wavelength. Using these wavelengths, individual atoms can be trapped - or not - depending on their electronic state, which paves the way for a large variety of quantum simulation schemes. By inventing an assembly with crossed optical cavities, in which light is reflected back and forth, André found a way to enhance the available laser power to enable the implementation of these tune-out wavelengths in quantum simulation experiments.
For now, André Heinz remains at MPQ as a wrap-up postdoc until the end of 2020. A wrap-up postdoc is intended to continue working on the project after the doctoral thesis, to fine-tune it or to complete other unfinished projects. And then, new year, new adventures. André Heinz will be looking out for a new adventure and turn towards the industry to continue his career. We wish him all the best and good luck in his search.