Doerte Blume received her Ph.D. in 1998 from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. Her Ph.D. research on doped helium droplets was conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Max-Planck Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Göttingen. After a postdoc at JILA, Boulder, she joined the physics faculty at Washington State University in 2001. Her current research efforts are directed at the theoretical description of atomic and molecular Bose and Fermi systems.
Calculating the properties of three trapped atoms suffices to explain the behavior of an entire fermionic gas.