He leads a research group exploring new forms of matter of ultracold atoms, in particular novel aspects of superfluidity, coherence, magnetic ordering and correlations in many-body systems. The systems he is interested in include Bose-Einstein condensates, strongly interacting Fermi gases, ultracold molecules and atoms in optical lattices.

Awards and Achievements

  • Fritz London Prize in Low Temperature Physics ( 1999)
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics ( 2000)
  • Nobel Prize in Physics ( 2001)
  • National Academy of Science
  • German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina