Dr. Sven Herrmann

ZARM, University of Bremen
Am Fallturm
28359 Bremen
Germany

phone:
+49 421 218-57871

fax:
+49 421 218 9857871

email:
sven.herrmann(at)zarm.uni-bremen.de

Research Interests

  • atom optics and quantum gases
  • test of fundamental physics and gravity theory
  • tests of Lorentz invariance
  • optical frequency standards
  • space science

Scientific Career 

Academic education

  • 2007 Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat) in physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with Prof. A. Peters. Thesis: "A Michelson-Morley test of Lorentz invariance using a rotating optical cavity"
  • 2001 Diploma in physics, University of Konstanz, Group of A. Peters. Thesis: "Ein modernes Michelson-Morley Experiment mit kryogenen optischen Resonatoren"

Positions

    • 2009 - ...: Postdoctoral researcher,  head of experimental gravitation and quantum optics group at ZARM, department of Prof. Lämmerzahl, University of Bremen, Germany
    • 2007 – 2008: Postdoctoral researcher, group of Prof. S. Chu, Stanford University, CA, USA
    • 2002 – 2007: Scientific employee (PhD), group of Prof. A. Peters, Faculty of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin
    • 2002: Scientific employee, group of Prof. A. Peters, Faculty of Physics, University of Konstanz

      Stipends

        • 2007 – 2008 Feodor-Lynen research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation
        • 2004 – 2006 Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

          Publications

          Research Articles

          • Sven Herrmann, Felix Finke, Martin Lülf, Olga Kichakova, Dirk Puetzfeld, Daniela Knickmann, Meike List, Benny Rievers, Gabriele Giorgi, Christoph Günther, Hansjörg Dittus, Roberto Dittus, Roberto Prieto-Cerdeira, Florian Dilssner, Francisco Gonzalez, Erik Schönemann Javier Ventura-Traveset, and Claus Lämmerzahl
            Test of the Gravitational Redshift with Galileo Satellites in an Eccentric Orbit,
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 231102 (2018)
          • Norman Güerlebeck, Lisa Wörner, Thilo Schuldt, Klaus Döringshoff, Konstantin Gaul, Domenico Gerardi, Arne Grenzebach, Nandan Jha, Evgeny Kovalchuck, Andreas Resch, Thijs Wendrich, Robert Berger, Sven Herrmann, Ulrich Johann, Markus Kutzik, Achim Peters, Ernst M. Rasel and Claus Braxmaier
            BOOST: A satellite mission to test Lorentz invariance using high-performance optical frequency references,
            Phys. Rev. D 97, 124051 (2018)
          • André Kubelka-Lange, Sven Herrmann, Jens Grosse, Claus Lämmerzahl, Ernst M. Rasel and Claus Braxmaier
            A three-layer magnetic shielding for the MAIUS-1 mission on a sounding rocket,
            Rev. Sci. Instr. 87, 063101 (2016)
          • D.N. Aguilera, H. Ahlers, B. Battelier, A. Bawama, A. Bertoldi, R. Bondarescu, K. Bongs, P. Bouyer, C. BRaxmaier, L. Cacciapuoti, C. Chaloner, M. Chwalla, W. Ertmer, M. Franz, N. Gaaloul, M. Gehler, D. Gerardi, L. Gesa, N. Gürlebeck, J. Hartwig, M. Hauth, O. Hellmig, W. Herr, S. Hermann, A. Heske, A. Hinton, P. Ireland, P. Jetzter, U. Johann, M. Krutzik, A. Kubelka, C. Lämmerzahl, A. Landragin, I:Lloro, D. Massonnet, I. Mateos, A, Milke, M. Nofrarias, M. Oswald, A. Peters, K. Posso-Trujillo, E. Rasel, E. Rocco, A. Roura, J. Rudoplph, W. Schleich, C. Schubert, T. Schuldt, S. Seidel, K. Sengstock, C. F. Sopuerta, F. Sorrentino, D. Summers, G.M. Tino, C. Trenkel, N. Uzunologie, W. von Klitzing, R. Walser, T. Wendrich, A. Wenzlawaski, P. Weßels, A. WIcht, E. Willie, M. WIlliams, P. Windpassinger, N. Zahram
            STE-QUEST-test of the university of free fall usingcold atom inteferomency,
            Classical and Quantum Gravity 31 (11), 115010 (2014)
          • A. Milke, A. Kubelka-Lange, N. Gürlebeck, B. Rievers, S. Herrmann, T. Schuldt, C. Braxmaier
            Atom interferometry in space: Thermal managementand magnetic shielding,
            Review of Scientific Instruments 85(8), 083105 (2014)
          • H. Müntinga, H. Ahlers, M. Krutzik, A. Wenzlawski, S. Arnold, D. Becker, K. Bongs, H. Dittus, H. Duncker, N. Gaaloul, C. Gherasim, E. Giese, C. Grzeschik, T. W. Hänsch, O. Hellmig, W. Herr, S. Herrmann, E. Kajari, S. Kleinert, C. Lämmerzahl, W. Lewoczko-Adamczyk, J. Malcolm, N. Meyer, R. Nolte, A. Peters, M. Popp, J. Reichel, A. Roura, J. Rudolph, M. Schiemangk, M. Schneider, S.T. Seidel, K. Sengstock, V. Tamma, T. Valenzuela, A. Vogel, R. Walser, T. Wendrich, P. Windpassinger, W. Zeller, T. van Zoest, W. Ertmer, W.P. Schleich, E.M. Rasel:
            Interferometry with Bose Einstein Condensates in Microgravity
            Phys.
            Rev. Lett. 110, 093602 (2013)
          • E. P. Stephan, M. Andres, L. Banz, A. Costea, L. Nesemann, C. Lämmerzahl, E. Hackmann, S. Herrmann, and B. Rievers:
            High precision modeling towards the 10^-20 level
            Zeitschr. f. Angew. Math. Mech. 93, No. 6 – 7, 492 – 498 (2013)
          • S. Herrmann, H. Dittus, C. Lämmerzahl:
            Testing the equivalence principle with atomic interferometry
            Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 184003 (2012)
          • C. Braxmaier,  H. Dittus, B. Foulon, E. Göklü, C. Grimani, J. Guo, S. Herrmann,  C. Lämmerzahl, W-T. Ni, A. Peters, B. Rievers, É. Samain, H. Selig, D. Shaul, D. Svehla,  P. Touboul, G. Wang, A.-M. Wu. A. F. Zakharov:
            Astrodynamical Space Test of Relativity using Optical Devices I (ASTROD I)—a class-M fundamental physics mission proposal for cosmic vision 2015–2025: 2010 Update
            Experimental Astronomy 34, Issue 2, pp 181-201 (2012)
          • F. Sorrentino, K. Bongs, P. Bouyer, L. Cacciapuoti, M. De Angelis, H. Dittus, W. Ertmer, J. Hartwig, M. Hauth, S. Herrmann, K. Huang, M. Inguscio, E. Kajari, T. Koenemann, C. Laemmerzahl, A. Landragin, G. Modugno, F. Pereira dos     Santos, A. Peters, M. Prevedelli, E. Rasel, W. Schleich, M. Schmidt, A. Senger, K.  Sengstock, G. Stern, G. Tino, T. Valenszuela, R. Walser, and P. Windpassinger:
            The Space Atom Interferometer project: status and prospects
            Journal of Physics: Conference Series 327, 012050 (2011)
          • S. Herrmann, E. Göklü, H. Müntinga, A. Resch, T.v. Zoest, H. Dittus, C. Lämmerzahl:
            Testing Fundamental Physics with Degenerate Quantum Gases in Microgravity
            Microgravity Sci. Technol. 22, 529-538 (2010)
          • J. Rudolph, N. Gaaloul, Y. Singh, H. Ahlers, W. Herr, T.A. Schulze, S.T. Seidel, C. Rode, V. Schkolnik, W. Ertmer, E.M. Rasel, H. Müntinga, T. Könemann, A. Resch, S. Herrmann, C. Lämmerzahl, T.v. Zoest, H. Dittus, A. Vogel, A. Wenzlawski, K. Sengstock, N. Meyer, K. Bongs, M. Krutzik, W. Lewoczko-Adamczyk, M. Schiemangk, A. Peters, M. Eckart, E. Kajari, S. Arnold, G. Nandi, W.P. Schleich, R. Walser, T. Steinmetz, T.W. Hänsch, J. Reichel:
            Degenerate quantum gases in micro gravity
            Microgravity Sci. Technol. 23, 287-292 (2010)
          • F. Sorrentino, K. Bongs, P. Bouyer, L. Cacciapuoti, M. De Angelis, H. Dittus, W. Ertmer, A. Giorgini, J. Hartwig, M. Hauth, S. Herrmann, M. Inguscio, E. Kajari, T. Könemann, C. Laemmerzahl, A. Landragin, G. Modugno, F. Pereira Dos Santos, A. Peters, M. Prevedelli, E.M. Rasel, W.P. Schleich, M. Schmidt, A. Senger, K. Sengstok, G. Stern, G.M. Tino, R. Walser:
            SAI: a compact atom interferometer for future space missions
            Microgravity Sci. Technol. 22, 551-561 (2010)
          • S. Herrmann, A. Senger, K. Möhle, M. Nagel, E. Kovalchuk, A. Peters:
            Rotating optical cavity experiment testing Lorentz invariance at the 10^-17 level
            Phys. Rev. D 80, 105011 (2009)
          • H. Müller, S-W. Chiow, S. Herrmann, S. Chu:
            Atom Interferometers with Scalable Enclosed Area
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 240403 (2009)
          • S-W. Chiow, S. Herrmann, S. Chu, H. Müller:
            Noise-Immune Conjugate Large-Area Atom Interferometers
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 050402 (2009)
          • K-Y. Chung, S-W. Chiow, S. Herrmann, S. Chu, H. Müller:
            Atom interferometry tests of local Lorentz invariance in gravity and electrodynamics
            Phys. Rev. D 80, 016002 (2009)
          • S-W. Chiow, H. Müller, S. Herrmann, S. Chu:
            6W, 1kHz linewidth, tunable, continuous-wave, near-infrared laser

            Optics Express 17, 5246 (2009)
          • H. Müller, S.-W. Chiow, Q. Long, S. Herrmann, S. Chu:
            Atom Interferometry with up to 24-Photon-Momentum-Transfer Beam Splitters
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 180405 (2008)
          • H. Müller, S.-W. Chiow, S. Herrmann, S. Chu, K.Y. Chung:
            Atom-Interferometry Test of the Isotropy of Post-Newtonian Gravity,
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 031101 (2008)
          • H. Müller, S-W. Chiow, S. Herrmann, S. Chu:
            Nanosecond electro-optical switching with a repetition rate above 20 MHz,
            Rev. Sci. Instr. 78, issue 12, 1702 (2007)
          • H. Müller, P. L. Stanwix, M. E. Tobar, E. Ivanov, P. Wolf, S. Herrmann, A. Senger, E. Kovalchuk, A. Peters:
            Tests of Relativity by Complementary Rotating Michelson-Morley Experiments,
            Phys.
            Rev. Lett. 99, 050401 (2008)
          • S. Herrmann, A. Senger, E. Kovalchuk, H. Müller, A. Peters:
            Test of Lorentz Invariance Using a Continuously Rotating Optical Resonator, Lect. Notes Phys. 702, 385-400 (2006)
          • S. Herrmann, A. Senger, E. Kovalchuk, H. Müller, A. Peters:
            Test of the Isotropy of the Speed of Light Using a Continuously Rotating Optical Resonator
            ,
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 150401 (2005)
          • H. Müller, S. Herrmann, A. Saenz, A. Peters, C. Lämmerzahl:
            Tests of Lorentz Invariance using Hydrogen Molecules,
            Phys. Rev. D 70, 076004 (2004)
          • S. Schiller, C. Lämmerzahl, H. Müller, C. Braxmaier, S. Herrmann, and A. Peters:
            Experimental Limits for Low-Frequency Space-Time Fluctuations from Ultra-stable Optical Resonators
            ,
            Phys.
            Rev. D, 69, 027504 (2003)
          • H. Müller, S. Herrmann, A. Saenz, A. Peters, and C. Lämmerzahl:
            Optical Cavity Tests of Lorentz Invariance for the Electron
            ,
            Phys.
            Rev. D, 68, 116006 (2003)
          • H. Müller, S. Herrmann, C. Braxmaier, S. Schiller, and A.Peters:
            Precision test of the isotropy of light propagation
            ,
            Appl. Phys. B 77, no. 8, pp. 719 - 731 (2003)
          • H. Müller, S. Herrmann, T. Schuldt, M. Scholz, E. Kovalchuk, and A. Peters:
            Offset Compensation by Amplitude Modulated Sidebands in Optical Frequency Standards,
            Opt. Lett. 28, no. 22, pp. 2186 - 2188 (2003)
          • H. Müller, C. Braxmaier, S. Herrmann, A. Peters:
            Electromagnetic Cavities and Lorentz Invariance Violation,
            Phys. Rev. D 67, 056006 (2003)
          • H. Müller, S. Herrmann, C. Braxmaier, S. Schiller, A. Peters :
            Modern Michelson-Morley Experiment Using Cryogenic Optical Resonators,
            Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 020401 (2003)
          • H. Müller, C. Braxmaier, S. Herrmann, O. Pradl, C. Lämmerzahl, J. Mlynek, S. Schiller, and A. Peters:
            Testing the Foundations of Relativity Using Cryogenic Optical Resonators,

            Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 11, 1101 (2002)

          Proceedings

          • Thilo Schuldt, Naceur Gaaloul, Sven Herrmann, Arnauld Landragrin, Philippe Bouyer, Kai Bongs, Klaus Sengstock, Wolf von Klitzing, Carlos Sopuerta, Claus Lämmerzahl, Achim Peters, Claus Braxmaier, Ernst Rasel, and the STE-QUEST team:
            STE-QUEST: Testing the Equivalence Principle Using Cold Atom Interferometry,
            Proceedings of the International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS) Nagoya-Aichie, Japan (2-9 June) 2013
          • Deborah N. Aguilera, Thilo Schuldt, Ruven Spannagel, Alexander Milke, Norman Gürlebeck, Sven Herrmann, Claus Lämmerzahl, Bernd Biering, Hansjörg Dittus, and Claus Braxmaier:
            Satellite Test of Special Relativity: A Proposal,
            Proceeding of: 64 th International Astronautical Congress Beijing, China (September) 2013
          • G. M. Tino, F. Sorrentino, D. Aguilera, B. Battelier, A. Bertoldi, Q. Bodart, K. Bongs, P. Bouyer, C. Braxmaier, L. Cacciapuoti, N. Gaaloul, N. Gürlebeck, M. Hauth, S. Herrmann, M. Krutzik, A. Kubelka, A.Landragin, A. Milke, A. Peters, E. M. Rasel, E. Rocco, C. Schubert, T. Schuldt, K. Sengstock, A. Wicht,
            Precision Gravity Tests with Atom Interferometry in Space
            Nuclear Physics B 243-244, 203-217 (2013)
          • Alexander Milke, Norman Gürlebeck, Deborah N. Aguilera, Thilo Schuldt, Sven Herrmann, Klaus Döringshoff, Ruven Spannagel, Claus Lämmerzahl, Achim Peters, Bernd Biering, Hansjörg Dittus, and Claus Braxmaier:
            A Space-Based Optical Kennedy-Thorndike Experiment Testing Special Relativity,
            Proceedings of the Joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM Symposium 2013, Prague, Czech Republic 2013
          • Naceur Gaaloul, Ernst Rasel, Wolfgang Ertmer, Arnauld Landragin, Philippe Bouyer, Achim Peters, Kai Bongs, Claus Braxmaier, Thilo Schuldt, and Sven Herrmann:
            STE-QUEST: A space-based equivalence principle test using atom interferometry,
            Proc. of the 63th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 3 pages 2012
          • S. Herrmann, A. Senger, K. Möhle, E. Kovalchuk, and A. Peters:
            A modern Michelson-Morley experiment using actively rotated optical resonators,
            Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting on CPT and Lorentz symmetry p. 9-15 (2008)
          • S. Herrmann, A. Senger, K. Möhle, E. Kovalchuk, and A. Peters:
            Tests of Lorentz Symmetry in the Photon Sector,
            Proceedings of the Eleventh Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity (2008)
          • S. Herrmann, S-W. Chiow, H. Müller, and S. Chu:
            Atom Interferometry Using Beam Splitters Based on Multi-Photon Bragg Diffraction: A Tool for Precision Measurements,
            Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference San Jose, California (2008)
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