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Dr. Jörn Stenger

Jörn Stenger was born in Duisburg-Homberg in 1965. He studied physics at the University of Heidelberg and received his doctoral degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg for his research on an experimental topic in nuclear and particle physics. After two postdoc years, inter alia at DESY in Hamburg, he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked on Bose-Einstein condensates in Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle’s group from 1997-1999. Later on, he habilitated on this subject at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

In 1999, Jörn Stenger came to PTB, where he developed a femtosecond-laser frequency comb for the frequency measurement of optical clocks. He was the Head of the Presidential Staff for six years and has been a Member of the Presidential Board since 2009.

One focus of Dr. Stenger’s work is EURAMET, the organization of European metrology institutes. He chaired the committee supporting the EMRP/EMPIR research programs from 2010-2015 and became the Chairperson of EURAMET this year.