Dr Sonja Franke-Arnold
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3025
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 2893
I joined the Optics Group at Glasgow in September 2005. I grew up in Grünstadt an der Weinstrasse and in Braunschweig. After some undergraduate studies at the University of Hannover I left Germany for the sunny climate of Western Scotland. There, at Strathclyde University, I did an MPhil in Theoretical Quantum Optics with Prof. Stephen M. Barnett. I then abandoned the two level atom in order to build an atom trap during my PhD at Innsbruck with Prof. Anton Zeilinger. My thesis is on "Magnetometry with cold Lithium atoms". In 1998 I returned to Strathclyde University, working first as a Postdoc, then as a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow in the Quantum and Nonlinear Optics Group. I was awarded a Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship in 2003 and an RCUK Academic Fellowship in 2005.
If a career in physics isn't challenging enough I can always rely on my 3 children...
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