Physikerin der Woche 2021

Since January 2018 we highlight / celebrate every week women in physics in Germany or German women in physics abroad.

Möchten Sie selbst Ihr Forschungsgebiet vorstellen oder wollen Sie eine Physikerin in Deutschland oder eine deutsche Physikerin im Ausland (Bachelorstudentin, Masterstudentin, Doktorandin, Postdoktorandin, Gruppenleiterin, Professorin - Physikerinnen aller Karrierestufen können sich beteiligen) für unser Physikerin der Woche Projekt vorschlagen, dann kontaktieren Sie bitte Frau Dr. Ulrike Boehm . Einen Artikel über unsere Aktion in der Aprilausgabe 2018 des Physik-Journals finden Sie hier.

Unsere Teilnehmerinnen aus den letzten Jahren finden Sie hier: 2018, 2019 und 2020.

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. Eileen Otte (Muenster) - Kalenderwoche 4

Eileen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics, University of Muenster. Her research focuses on structured singular light fields, representing light of spatially varying properties as amplitude, phase, and/or polarization and embedding optical singularities. Eileen develops novel approaches for the customization, analysis, and application of these complex light fields, giving new insights into the fundamental nature of light and paving the way to, for instance, advanced quantum communication or optical micro- and nano-manipulation. For her excellent Ph.D. thesis, she received the University of Muenster dissertation award and the research award 2020 of the Industrial Club Duesseldorf. Since the beginning of this year, Eileen is a junior class member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Eileen Otte

Dr. Anja Waske (Berlin) - Kalenderwoche 3


Anja is head of the division "Radiological Methods" at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin. Her research field is at the interface of materials science and X-ray imaging. Her team develops 3D X-ray imaging methods and analysis routes for 3D image data in order to understand the properties of functional, structural, and additively manufactured materials.

Anja has been awarded the Georg-Sachs Prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) in 2020. 

Foto-Rechte: BAM

Prof. Dr. Franziska Lautenschläger (Saarbrücken) - Kalenderwoche 2

Franziska leads an interdisciplinary workgroup in cellular biophysics at the University of Saarland, Germany. Her group works on the cytoskeleton in living cells: They are imaging actin, microtubules, and intermediate filaments and manipulate them with laser light to understand their polymerization dynamics, interplay, and impact on mechanical properties of the cell. They are also interested in the effect the cytoskeleton has on cellular functions, particularly cellular migration capacity, search efficiency, or cells' ability to polarize. Understanding these basic concepts in biophysics helps them understand how cells function in healthy organisms and potentially treat them in diseases.

Foto-Rechte: Iris Maurer - Silbersalz

Dr. Katrin Fuersich (Stuttgart) - Kalenderwoche 1

Katrin is currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. She graduated in November 2020 with a Ph.D. work on the spectroscopic investigation of so-called quantum materials and keeps investigating these fascinating class of materials as a postdoctoral scholar. Using x-ray-based scattering methods, Katrin explores the unprecedented properties of Ni- and Ru-based quantum materials for potential applications, such as next-generation electronics or novel devices for energy storage and conversion.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Katrin Fuersich


Hier geht es zu den Teilnehmerinnen der Physikerin der Woche 20182019 und 2020 Projekte.