Prof. Dr Anna Böhmer

Prof. Dr Anna Böhmer

Experimental physics, especially solid state physics

NB 4/125
Tel.: +49 234 32 23649




We deal with materials whose properties are determined to a large extent by quantum mechanical effects, so-called quantum materials. Often these materials show strong correlations between the approx. 1023 electrons in a sample and have properties that are not yet known or understood. Among them are fascinating effects such as magnetism or superconductivity, which we investigate with various experimental methods.

Our goal is to understand the interaction of the correlated phases of a material with each other, with the crystal lattice and with the environment. Some research topics are properties of unconventional superconductors, the interplay of different ordered phases in correlated materials and the targeted manipulation of magnetic orders.

The person


2005 Abitur in Göttingen
2005 - 2011 Studied physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly TU Karlsruhe)
and the Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. Graduated with
a double diploma consisting of the Dipl. Phys. (with distinction)
and the 'Diplôme de l'Ecole Polytechnique'.
2011 - 2014 Doctorate at the Institute for Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Degree: Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude). Thesis topic: Competing Phases
in Iron-Based Superconductors Studied by High-Resolution Thermal-Expansion
and Shear-Modulus Measurements
, Referee: Prof. H. v. Löhneysen

Professional career

2014 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University in the USA in the group of Prof. Paul Canfield
2017 - 2022 Head of the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Strain Tuning of Correlated Electronic Phases" at the Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
since 2021 Professor of Experimental Physics, especially Solid State Physics, at the Ruhr University Bochum
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