Short CV/Education and training

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    Studied physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and the University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • 2002
    Doctorate, Max Planck Society, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany, under Prof. Hans-Joachim Freund in cooperation with Prof. Ronnie Kosloff, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

  • 2003 – 2005
    Postdoc at the Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay, France

  • 2005 – 2006
    Postdoc at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

  • 2006 – 2010
    Head of a Emmy Noether junior research group at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Professor of theoretical physics, University of Kassel, Germany

Selected publications

  • Koch, C. P., Kosloff, R.: Pump-probe spectroscopy of two-body correlations in ultracold gases. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 2009. 260401 (arXiv:0905.3251).

  • Ndong, M. et al.: A Chebychev propagator for inhomogeneous Schrödinger equations. In: J. Chem. Phys. 130, 2009. 124108 (arXiv:0812.4428).

  • Koch, C. P., Moszynski, R.: Engineering an all-optical route to ultracold molecules in their vibronic ground state. In: Phys. Rev. A 78, 2008. 043417 (arXiv:0810.0179).

  • Palao, J. P., Kosloff, R., Koch, C. P.: Protecting coherence in Optimal Control Theory: State dependent constraint approach. In: Phys. Rev. A 77, 2008. 063412. (arXiv:0803.0921).

  • Koch, C. P., Kosloff, R., Masnou-Seeuws, F.: Short-pulse photoassociation in rubidium below the D1 line. In: Phys. Rev. A 73, 2006. 043409 (physics/0511235).

  • Koch, C. P., Luc-König, E., Masnou-Seeuws, F.: Making ultracold molecules in a two color pump-dump photoassociation scheme using chirped pulses. In: Phys. Rev. A 73, 2006. 033408 (physics/0508090).

  • Koch, C. P., Masnou-Seeuws, F., Kosloff, R.: Creating Ground State Molecules with Optical Feshbach Resonances in Tight Traps. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 2005. 193001 (quant-ph/0412166).

  • Koch, C. P. et al.: Stabilization of Ultracold Molecules Using Optimal Control Theory. In: Phys. Rev. A 70, 2004. 013402 (quant-ph/0402066).

  • Koch, C. P. et al.: Femtosecond Photodesorption of Small Molecules from Surfaces: A Theoretical Investigation from First Principles. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 2003. 117601.

  • Koch, C. P., Klüner, T., Kosloff, R.: A complete quantum description of an ultrafast pump-probe charge transfer event in condensed phase. In: J. Chem. Phys. 116, 2002. S. 7983-7996.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Emmy Noether junior research group: Coherent and optimal control of ultracold atoms and molecules

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