Physikerin der Woche 2023

Since January 2018, the working group on equal opportunities (AKC) of the German Physical Society (DPG) has highlighted weekly women in physics in Germany or German women in physics abroad.

Are you a woman in physics in Germany or a German woman in physics abroad, and would you like to highlight your work within the "Physikerin der Woche" initiative? If so, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Ulrike Boehm at .

Women in physics of all career stages from academia and industry can participate.

Also, please feel free to suggest any suitable candidates. 

You can find an article and posters about our initiative in the April 2018 issue and 2021 / 2022 / 2023 issues of the Physik-Journal. Please feel free to print the posters and advertise our initiative at your research institution. 

Participants of previous years can be found here: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Weitere interessante Infomationen zum Thema Berufsvorbereitung für PhysikerInnen können auch auf den folgenden DPG Seiten gefunden werden:  Berufsvorbereitendes Programm der DPG und DPG-Berufsvorbereitung online der jDPG


Dr. Munan Gong (Garching/Munich) - Kalenderwoche 4


Munan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Astrochemical Studies at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany. She is interested in learning where we come from - how stars and planets form in the universe. She uses supercomputers to simulate the movement of gas and dust in galaxies, which eventually collapse under gravity to form stars and planets similar to our solar system. Her research helps to answer the questions such as how efficiently stars can form in galaxies and what environments are suitable for planet formation. Munan is also passionate about bringing astronomy to the public. Recently she worked with Soapbox Science Munich to discuss the mystery of the Christmas Star (and what astronomers think about the appearance of stars in the sky) in this video.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Munan Gong

Dr. Birgit Stiller (Erlangen) - Kalenderwoche 3


Birgit is the leader of an independent Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen. Her scientific focus is on experimental research in quantum optics and nonlinear photonics. At the heart of her research group is the interaction of light waves with sound waves – an effect that can enable versatile processing of optical information and manipulation of quantum states of light. The applications of her research lay within the areas of quantum technologies, such as secure quantum communication and novel optical computing approaches. Before Erlangen, she spent several years at the University of Sydney in Australia and earned her Ph.D. from the CNRS FEMTO-ST Institute in France.

A public talk on her science in German can be found here

Foto-Rechte: SAOT, Max Gmelch

Dr. Larysa Baraban (Dresden) - Kalenderwoche 2

Larysa is an ERC Consolidator grantee and the head of the research group 'Nano-Microsystems for Life Sciences' at Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany. Their mission is the development of smart miniaturized biosensing devices and systems using nanoscale materials and advanced microfluidics as building blocks. These systems are very relevant to find new routes and parameters for the characterization of biomolecules and cells relevant for cancer.

Foto-Rechte: Andre Wirsig, HZDR

M.Sc. Christina Möller (Göttingen) - Kalenderwoche 1

Christina is currently writing up her Ph.D. work on ultrafast magnetism with extreme ultraviolet light in the group of Prof. Stefan Mathias at the University of Göttingen. Light with such short wavelengths (~ 20 nm) has many advantages for the investigation of different elements in complex magnetic materials, but it takes some effort to generate this light in the first step. This combination of laser and solid-state physics on the ultrafast timescale is what Christina enjoys the most. Her research paves the way to gain a microscopic understanding of the magnetic behavior after an optical excitation with a femtosecond laser pulse - a question that is still puzzling many researchers in the field.

Foto-Rechte: M.Sc. Christina Möller


Hier geht es zu den Teilnehmerinnen der Physikerin der Woche 2018201920202021, und 2022 Projekte.