Stefanie Kerbstadt

Post doctoral researcher

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 99, room O3.072)
22607 Hamburg
Germany

Imaging chemical dynamics

Research

In a joint experimental and theoretical research project, I investigate the generation, detection and control of rotationally induced (dynamic) chirality that can be created in statically achiral molecules by centrifuging them through the application of tailored electromagnetic fields. To this end, I will implement an experimental scheme to precisely control the optical properties of laser pulses and techniques to image dynamic chirality. Given the importance of chirality in research fields ranging from physics to chemistry and biology, the ability to create chirality in achiral systems is of great practical interest.

2019 - present Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Free Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg
2016–2019 PhD Student at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg; Thesis title: "Coherent control of the symmetry properties of photoelectron wave packets by bichromatic white light polarization pulse shaping”
2014–2016 M. Sc. in Physics at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg
2011–2014 B. Sc. in Physics at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg

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