Dr. Eva Hackmann

ZARM, University of Bremen
Am Fallturm
28359 Bremen

+49 421 218-57862


Research Interests

  • Classical General Relativity, in particular geodesic motion of test particles and observable relativistic effects; also alternative/modified theories of gravity
  • Application of the results to astronomy, in particular pulsar timing, and satellite motion around the Earth
  • Algebro-geometric mathematical methods and computer algebra

Scientific career

Academic education

  • 2010: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics, Universität Bremen, supervised by C. Lämmerzahl, 'Geodesic equations in black hole spacetimes with cosmological constant'
  • 2006: Diploma in mahematics, Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, supervised by M. Langenbruch, 'Axially Symmetric Boundary Value Problems in Elasticity Theory in 3 Dimensions'


  • Since 10/2016: Head of Gravitational Theory research group, ZARM, University of Bremen
  • 04/2016-09/2016: Visiting Professor, University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Physics
  • 01/2014-03/2016: Head of the Gravitational Theory research group, ZARM University of Bremen, Germany
  • 06/2010-12/2013: Post-doctoral Scientist, ZARM University of Bremen
  • 08/2006-05/2010: PhD student, ZARM University of Bremen


  • 2010: GR-HK-T Dissertationspreis (Award of the German physical society for PhD thesis)
  • Price for best poster presented at the international conference "Relativistic Geodesy: Foundations and Applications", Bad Honnef, Germany, March 13-19, 2016. Topic: "The gravitomagnetic clock effect"


  • VL "Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie", Universität Bremen, WS 2017/18
  • VL "Quantenmechanik für Fortgeschrittene", Universität Bremen, WS 2016/17 (mit A. Steinhoff-List und C. Gies)
  • Lecture Course "General Relativity", University of Bielefeld, summer term 2016
  • Seminar "Quantencomputing und Quanteninformation", Universität Bielefeld, SS 2016
  • VL "Einführung in die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie", Universität Bremen, WS 2015/16
  • VL "Einführung in die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie", Universität Bremen, WS 2013/14 (mit V. Perlick)
  • VL "Relativistische Himmelsmechanik", Universität Bremen, SS 2012 und SS 2013


  • D. Philipp, V. Perlick, D. Puetzfeld, E. Hackmann, and C. Lämmerzahl. Definition of the relativistic geoid in terms of isochronometric surfaces. Phys. Rev. D, 95:104037, May 2017.
  • For the complete list see my orcid account

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Dr. rer. nat. Eva Hackmann

Phone: +49 421 218-57862

Email: eva.hackmann

Privatdozent Dr. rer. nat. Volker Perlick

Phone: +49 421 218-57933

Email: volker.perlick