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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

Awards

2017    Bruno Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society (shared with LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
2017
    Group Achievement Award of the Royal Astronomical Society (shared with the LIGO team)
2017
    Princess of Asturias Award (shared with LIGO Scientific Collaboration)     
2016
    Gruber Prize (shared with LIGO Scientific Collaboration)  
2016
    Special Breakthrough Prize (shared with LIGO Scientific Collaboration)

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

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