Silke Ospelkaus

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Silke Ospelkaus works in experimental atomic and molecular physics. She received a diploma in physics from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Germany. After a postdoctoral stay at JILA in Colorado, she moved back to Germany. Currently she is a professor for experimental physics at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, developing techniques to cool and control molecules.


A New Way to Slow Down Complex Molecules

A magnetic-field based method can slow molecular beams that cannot be slowed using other techniques, unlocking the door to ultracold polyatomic molecular physics. Read More »