Juliane von Wrangel

PhD Student in the 10-meter Prototype Group

What is your current position at our institute?

I'm a PhD student in the 10-meter prototype group.

What is your academic education?

  • 2012 -2016: University of Münster (BSc in Physics)
  • 2015: State University of New York
  • 2016-2019: Leibniz Universität Hannover (MSc in Physics)
  • since 2019: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics Hannover (PhD studies)

Please describe your research in general terms.

When we measure light, we cannot do so with arbitrary precision. There is not only technical noise interfering with our measurements, but also a fundamental, physical limit, that we cannot surpass with classical (non-quantum) techniques. This is called the standard quantum limit and our group builds and operates a 10x10 meter long measurement device called the AEI 10-meter prototype to investigate this limit.

Please let us know why you chose the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics for your research.

Being a PhD student in the Max Planck Society provides many opportunities. Our programm involves lecture weeks and workshops, we learn about project management, poster presentation and more. We are supported in travelling to conferences and networking with other scientists. This year, I have the chance to spend four months on a research stay in the USA.

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