Address

Apl. Prof. Dr. Benno Willke

Callinstraße 38

30167 Hannover

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Benno Willke

Apl. Prof. Dr. Benno Willke

Apl. Prof. Dr. Benno Willke

Position:

Research Group Leader

Phone:

  • +49 511 762-2360

Room:

L107

Main Focus


Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009    Habilitation (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
1992    PhD (Universität Hannover)
1989
   Diplom (Universität Hannover )

Scientific Activities

since 1998      
Senior Scientist (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Coordination and Commissioning of the Gravitational Wave Detector GEO600
  • Subsystem Lead GEO600 and Advanced LIGO Laser System
  • Head of Laser group at Albert Einstein Institute
  • Lectures in Laser-Interferometry, Laser-Stabilization and Experimental Physics
1997–1998 
Feodor-Lynen-Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung), Stanford University (USA)
  • Integration of the pre-modecleaner into the LIGO Lasersystem
  • cavity-ring-down spectroscopy, dynamic response of Fabry-Perot Cavities, laser amplification at the quantum limit
1993–1997 
Junior Scientist (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Design of the Gravitational Wave Detector GEO600
  • Design and Commissioning of laser laboratories 

Committees

since 1997     Council Member der LIGO Science Collaboration
since 2000     GEO Executive Committee
2005-2011     EGO Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee
2005–2008     LIGO Program Advisory Committee

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Laser Development and Advanced LIGO
  • Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • Location Hannover
 
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