After Professor Bloch had been appointed director at the MPQ in 2008, he continued his doctoral work on “Single-atom-resolved imaging and single-spin addressing in an atomic Mott insulator” at the institute in Garching. In 2011 Christof Weitenberg received his doctoral degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität with “summa cum laude”. Subsequently, he became a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and moved to the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris to the group of Jean Dalibard. This year he obtained a Marie Curie-Fellowship of the European Union.The central subject of his thesis was the detection and the manipulation of single atoms of an ultracold atomic quantum gas. The cold atoms are sitting in an artificial crystal of light, which is created by the superposition of several laser beams. They serve as a well-controlled model system for electrons in a solid-state material. Just like the electrons, the atoms can e.g. either freely move through the lattice or be pinned to their lattice site due to their mutual interaction. The latter case is called a Mott insulator.
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