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

          • 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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