Dr. Norman Gürlebeck

ZARM, University Bremen
Am Fallturm
28359 Bremen

+49 421 218 57857

+49 421 218 98 57857


research interests

  • tests of fundamental physics and theories of gravity
  • relativistic astrophysic and neutron stars
  • general relativity

    • generation of solution
    • interpretation, characterization, and properties of solutions
    • mathematical properties of the theory

  • space science

    scientific carreer


    • Apr 2013– present: postdoctoral researcher, head of the group Phase 0/A Studies at ZARM in Prof. Claus Braxmaier's department, University Bremen, Germany

    • Apr 2012–Mar 2013: postdoctoral researcher at ZARM in Prof. Claus Lämmerzahl's department, University Bremen, Germany
    • Oct 2011–Mar 2012: postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Prof. Jiří Bičák's group, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Oct 2007–Sep 2011: research assistant (PhD) at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Prof. Jiří Bičák's group, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Jun 2004–Dec 2004: undergraduate research assistant at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Prof. Meinel's group, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

    academic education

    • 2011: Dissertation (PhD) in physics with Prof. Jiří Bičák, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    • 2007: Diploma in physics (Dipl.-Phys.) with Prof. Reinhard Meinel, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    • 2007: Bachelor in mathematics with Prof. Jürgen Schmeißer and Prof. Helmuth Malonek, Mathematical Institute, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany & Department of Mathematics, University Aveiro, Portugal


    • Nachwuchskommision der Universität Bremen
    • DPG (German Physical Society)


    peer-reviewed articles

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    • Jens Grosse, Stephan Tobias Seidel, Dennis Becker, Maike Diana Lachmann, Marco Scharringhausen, Claus Braxmaier and Ernst Maria Rasel:
      Design and qualification of an UHV system for operation on sounding rockets,
      J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34 031606 2016 [doi]
    • 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. Instrum. 87 063101 2016 [doi]
    • V. Schkolnik, O. Hellmig, A. Wenzlawski, J. Grosse, A. Kohfeldt, K. Döringshoff, A. Wicht, P. Windpassinger, K. Sengstock, C. Braxmaier, M. Krutzik and A. Peters:
      A compact and robust diode laser system for atom interferometry on a sounding rocket,
      Applied Physics B 122:217 2016 [doi]
    • Benny Rievers, Alexander Milke, and Daniel Salden:
      Cubesat in-situ degradation detector (CIDD),
      Acta Astronautica 112 2015
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      No-Hair Theorem for Black Holes in Astrophysical Environments,
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 151102 2015
    • Thilo Schuldt, Christian Schubert, Markus Krutzik, Lluis Gesa Bote, Naceur Gaaloul, Jonas Hartwig, Holger Ahlers, Waldemar Herr, Katerine Posso-Trujillo, Jan Rudolph, Stephan Seidel, Thijs Wendrich, Wolfgang Ertmer, Sven Herrmann, André Kubelka-Lange, Alexander Milke, Benny Rievers, Emanuele Rocco, Andrew Hinton, Kai Bongs, Markus Oswald, Matthias Franz, Matthias Hauth, Achim Peters, Ahmad Bawamia, Andreas Wicht, Baptiste Battelier, Andrea Bertoldi, Philippe Bouyer, Arnaud Landragin, Didier Massonnet, Thomas Lévèque, Andre Wenzlawski, Ortwin Hellmig, Patrick Windpassinger, Klaus Sengstock, Wolf von Klitzing, Chris Chaloner, David Summers, Philip Ireland, Ignacio Mateos, Carlos F. Sopuerta, Fiodor Sorrentino, Guglielmo M. Tino, Michael Williams, Christian Trenkel, Domenico Gerardi, Michael Chwalla, Johannes Burkhardt, Ulrich Johann, Astrid Heske, Eric Wille, Martin Gehler, Luigi Cacciapuoti, Norman Gürlebeck, Claus Braxmaier, Ernst Rasel:
      Design of a dual species atom interferometer for space,
      Experimental Astronomy 2015 [doi]
    • Josep Sanjuan, Norman Gürlebeck and Claus Braxmaier:
      Mathematical model of thermal shields for long-term stability optical resonators,
      Optics Express 23 (14), 17892-17908 2015 [doi]
    • Thilo Schuldt, Klaus Döringshoff, Alexander Milke, Josep Sanjuan, Martin Gohlke, Evgeny V. Kovalchuk, Norman Gürlebeck, Achim Peters and Claus Braxmaier:
      High-Performance Optical Frequency References for Space,
      Journal of Physics: Conference Series 723 012047 2015 [doi]
    • Alexander Milke, André Kubelka-Lange, Norman Gürlebeck, Benny Rievers, Sven Herrmann, Thilo Schuldt, and Claus Braxmaier:
      Atom Interferometry in Space: Thermal Management and Magnetic Shielding,
      Review Scientific Instruments 85 083105 2014
    • D. Aguilera, H. Ahlers, B. Battelier, A. Bawamia, 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. Herrmann, A. Heske, A. Hinton, P. Ireland, P. Jetzer, 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. Rudolph, W. Schleich, C. Schubert, T. Schuldt, S. Seidel, K. Sengstock, C. F. Sopuerta, F. Sorrentino, D. Summers, G. M. Tino, C. Trenkel, N. Uzunoglu, W. von Klitzing, R. Walser, T. Wendrich, A. Wenzlawski, P. Weßels, A. Wicht, E. Wille, M. Williams, P. Windpassinger, N. Zahzam:
      STE-QUEST—Test of the Universality of Free Fall Using Cold Atom Interferometry,
      Class. Quantum Grav. 31 115010 Corrigendum: Class. Quantum Grav. 31 115010 2014
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      Source integrals for multipole Moments in Static and Axially Symmetric Spacetimes,
      Physical Review D 90 (2), 024041 2014
    • Sayan Chakrabarti, Térence Delsate, Norman Gürlebeck, and Jan Steinhoff:
      I−Q Relation for Rapidly Rotating Neutron Stars,
      Physical Review Letters 112 201102 2014
    • Norman Gürlebeck and David Petroff:
      Generalized family of post-Newtonian Dedekind ellipsoids,
      The Astrophysical Journal 777 (1), 60 2013 [doi]
    • Norman Gürlebeck, Jiří Bičák, and Antonio C. Gutiérrez-Piñeres:
      Electromagnetic sources distributed on shells in a Schwarzschild background,
      General Relativity and Gravitation 43 (12), 3301 2011
    • Norman Gürlebeck, Jiří Bičák, and Antonio C. Gutiérrez-Piñeres:
      Monopole and dipole layers in curved spacetimes: formalism and examples,
      Physical Review D 83 124023 2011
    • Norman Gürlebeck and David Petroff:
      The axisymmetric case for the post-Newtonian Dedekind ellipsoids,
      The Astrophysical Journal 722 (2), 1207 2010
    • Jiří Bičák and Norman Gürlebeck:
      Spherical gravitating condensers in general relativity,
      Physical Review D 81 (10), 104022 2010
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      The interior solution of axially symmetric, stationary and rigidly rotating dust configurations,
      General Relativity and Gravitation 41 (11), 2687 2009
    • Doreen Gürlebeck, Simone Jahn, Norman Gürlebeck, Robert Szczesny, Boris Szurek, Simone Hahn, Gerd Hause, and Ulla Bonas:
      Visualization of novel virulence activities of the Xanthomonas type III effectors AvrBs1, AvrBs3 and AvrBs4,
      Molecular plant pathology 10 (2), 175 2009
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      On Appell sets and the Fueter-Sce mapping,
      Advances in applied Clifford algebras 19 (1), 51 2009

    conference proceedings

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    • Norman Gürlebeck1, Shailendhar Saraf, Alberto Stochino, Klaus Döringshoff, Sasha Buchman, Grant D. Cutler, John Lipa, Si Tan, John Hanson, Belgacem Jaroux, Claus Braxmaier, Thilo Schuldt, Sven Herrmann, Claus Lämmerzahl, Achim Peters, Abdul Alfauwaz, Abdulaziz Alhussien, Badr Alsuwaidan, Turki Al Saud, Hansjörg Dittus, Ulrich Johann, Simon P. Worden, and Robert Byer:
      mStar: Testing lorentz invariance in space using high performance optical frequency references,
      Proceedings of the Karl-Schwarzschild Meeting Proceedings of Moriond/GRAM conference, March 21 - 28, Italy 2015 2015
    • Guglielmo M. Tino, Fiodor Sorrentino, Deborah Aguilera, Baptiste Battelier, Andrea Bertoldi, Q. Bodart, Kai Bongs, Philippe Bouyer, Claus Braxmaier, Luigi Cacciapuoti, Naceur Gaaloul , Norman Gürlebeck, Matthias Hauth, Sven Herrmann, Markus Krutzik, Andre Kubelka, Arnauld Landragin, Alexander Milke, Achim Peters, Ernst M. Rasel, Emanuele Rocco, Christian Schubert, Thilo Schuldt, Klaus Sengstock, and Andreas Wicht:
      Precision Gravity Tests with Atom Interferometry in Space,
      Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.) 243–244 203–217 Proceedings of SpacePart12 -- IV International Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space, Cern, Geneva, Switzerland 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
    • 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
    • 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 Prague, Czech Republic 2013
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      Tidally Distorted Black Holes,
      Proceedings of the Karl-Schwarzschild Meeting Frankfurt, Germany 2013
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      Source Integrals of Asymptotic Multipole Moments,
      Proceedings of the Conference ”Relativity and Gravitation – 100 Years after Einstein in Prague” 8 pages 2012
    • Norman Gürlebeck:
      Source Integrals for Multipole Moments in Static Spacetimes,
      Proceedings of the 13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity (MGM13) 3 pages 2012
    • Norman Gürlebeck and David Petroff:
      The axisymmetric limit of the post-Newtonian Dedekind ellipsoids,
      WDS 2010-Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of Doctoral Students III 181 in: Jana Safránková and Jirí Pavlû, MATFYZPRESS, 2010, in Prague, Czech Republic. Edited by . Part III-Physics (ISBN 978-80-7378-141-5) , Prague, 2010., p. 181-186 2010


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