Thomas Gerber

Head "Molecular Dynamics", Physicist

Paul Scherrer Institut
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

E-mail: thomas.gerber @
Phone: +(41)-(56)310-2475
Fax: (+41)-(56)310-2199




Research Interests

Laser physics; nonlinear optics; ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopic techniques; dynamics of chemical reactions.

Research Assignments at PSI (since 1988)
  • Laser Physics

  • Evaluation of spectroscopic measuring techniques suited for application

  • Establishment of a laser diagnostic laboratory

  • Identification of research topics in combustion

  • VUV, fs- and ns-spectroscopies of intermediate molecules

  • Consulting on laser techniques used by other groups

  • Project leader of the SLS/VUV chemical dynamics beamline

Other Professional Experience
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland (1981-1983)

  • Visiting Research Scientist, Quantum Electronics Group, Technical University Twente, The Netherlands (1983 - 1985)

  • Industrial developments of Sensors, Haenni & Co., Jegenstorf, Switzerland, (1985 - 1988)

Academic Background
  • Diploma in Physics (1979), University of Bern, Switzerland

  • Ph.D. in Physics (1981), University of Bern, Switzerland

Professional Associations
  • Swiss Physical Society

  • European Physical Society

  • Optical Society of America







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