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We are constantly looking for motivated Bachelor, Master and PhD students as well as PostDocs with interests in the theoretical and numerical analysis of light matter interaction in micro- and nanooptical systems. If you would like to join our group while working in the context of any of our research activities, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In particular we currently offer PhD theses on:

PhD thesis on Chiral Light-Matter-Interactions

The context of the work is the interaction between the electromagnetic field and chiral matter, like chiral molecules, or artificial chiral nanostructures. In particular, the main idea is to further the current understanding of electromagnetic chirality measures related to the question: How chiral is an object? A general object in such consideration will be represented by its scattering operator (far-field operator). It is foreseen that the transformation properties of the scattering operator under physically relevant groups will be one of the main subjects of study. Improving the ways that material chirality is quantified can have an impact both in practical problems like sensing of chiral molecules, and in solving theoretical puzzles like the decades-old chiral zeros problem. Also, aspects related to the actual design of electromagnetically chiral objects are important in this research. The work is done collaboratively with a researcher from the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Contact for further information and application

Dr. Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl