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

Part-time programmer
May 2005 – June 2011
Steiger electronics, Innsbruck (Austria)

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

PhD in Physics
October 2016
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”

Diploma in Physics
October 2010
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”

Diploma in Music
June 2009
Tiroler Landeskonservatorium, Innsbruck (Austria)

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

Matura (A-Lavels)
June 2004
Meinhardinum Stams (Austria)

with excellence

Voluntary and Social Engagement
Supporting member of BFV Imst
since 2013
Regional association of fire brigades Imst (Imst, Austria)

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

Board member of BSVT
since 2011
Tyrolean association of the Blind and Vision Impaired (Innsbruck, Austria)

Consulting and voting board member

Supporting member of FF Silz
since 2005
Voluntary Fire Brigade Silz (Silz, Austria)

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

Quantum Optics
The physics of atoms and light
Mathematical Physics
The foundation of what we do
Philosophy of Science
The foundation of why we do what we do
Computer Sciences
Programming, design and development
Playing, composing, arranging, studio and live performances (mostly Jazz-related)
Med-distance general fitness
Scotch Whisky
Whisky tasting with a serious tasting notebook