Dr. Laurin Ostermann


Dr. Laurin Ostermann
Theoretical Physicist & Jazz-Pianist

After my studies of physics at the University of Innsbruck I took up PhD studies in the group of Prof. Helmut Ritsch, where I have been working on collective effects in quantum optics since June 2011 and received my PhD in October 2016. In addition, my studies of the piano at the Conservatory of Tyrol have allowed me to participate in numerous musical projects over the years.

Professional experience

since June 2011

Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Scientific employee in the group of Prof. Helmut Ritsch

May 2005 - June 2011

Part-time programmer
Steiger electronics, Innsbruck (Austria)

Programming (mostly web applications) and consulting for a local IT solutions company


October 2016

PhD in Physics
University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Research int he realm of superradiance and optical quantum many-body effects in the group of Prof. Helmut Ritsch since June 2011. PhD with excellence.Thesis: “Collective Radiation of Coupled Atomic Dipoles and the Precise Measurement of Time”

October 2010

Diploma in Physics
University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Mag. rer. nat (MSc equivalent) with excellence. Diploma thesis in the group of Prof. Gebhard Grübl entitled “Fleming’s Quantum-Master-Inequality in Spin-1/2-Systems”

June 2009

Diploma in Music
Tiroler Landeskonservatorium, Innsbruck (Austria)

with main subject Jazz Piano. Studies with Stephan Costa, Florian Bramböck and Martin Nitsch

June 2004

Matura (A-Lavels)
Meinhardinum Stams (Austria)

with excellence

Voluntary and Social Engagement

since 2013

Supporting member of BFV Imst
Regional association of fire brigades Imst (Imst, Austria)

Technical consultant in IT matters related to public relations (bfv-imst.at)

since 2011

Board member of BSVT
Tyrolean association of the Blind and Vision Impaired (Innsbruck, Austria)

Consulting and voting board member

since 2005

Supporting member of FF Silz
Voluntary Fire Brigade Silz (Silz, Austria)

Mostly helping with IT equipment and most importantly the website of the local fire brigade (feuerwehr-silz.at)