Dr. Fumiko Kawazoe

Senior Scientist
Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Location Hannover
+49 511 762-17027

Main Focus

Structured Educational Programmes for ECRs

  • Planning and making curriculum, organising programs for IMPRS-GW in Hannover and leading it
  • Collaboration with other IMPRSs, institutes and universities
  • Maintaining IMPRS alumni network inside and outside academia
  • Creating early career scientists educational network inside and outside Germany
  • Creating specific teaching curriculum in gravitational wave physics and astronomy for IMPRS on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy in Hannover and ECRs in AEI Hannover.
  • Building specific teaching curriculum in quantum and nano science and relativistic geodesy for ECRs in LUH and TUBS.
  • Organization of programmes of science team building, scientific skills, and transferable skills education for IMPRS PhD students and ECRs in AEI Hannover, and for for ECRs in LUH and TUBS.
  • Incorporate, coordinate, and complement the existing structured doctoral programmes such as IMPRS-GW, QFIRS and TerraQ RTG, BIGSM (TUBS), NanoMet, etc.
  • Contact for Graduate Academy at LUH.
  • Maintenance of Supervision Agreement for PhD students in Hannover and in Braunschweig.

Curriculum Vitae


2008                PhD (Dr.) in Physics, Ochanomizu University, supervisor: Akio Sugamoto, Seiji Kawamura

2005                M.Sc. in Physics, Ochanomizu University    

2004 – 2005    Visiting Research Associate at Caltech

2003 – 2008    Graduate Research Associate at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

2002 – 2003    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Caltech


2022 - today

Education Manager of International Max Planck Research School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy 

2019 - today               

Chief Study Officer (CSO) of QuantumFrontiers, Universität Hannover

Staff Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)

2014 - 2019    

Chief Operating Officer (COO) of geo-Q, Universität Hannover

Staff Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)

2012 - 2014

Deputy Coordinator for the Max Planck Research School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Staff Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)

2008 - 2012    

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)

Extra information

Chief Study Officer Exzellenzcluster EXC2123 QuantumFrontiers

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