QuCoLiMa’s Female Scientist of 2022 Q2 – Prof. Adriana Pálffy-Buß

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Within QuCoLiMa’s Female Scientist of the Quarter, we will highlight a female scientist of QuCoLiMa and her field of research in order to contribute to “fixing the leaky pipeline“ (less female professors than students in the natural sciences). We want to show that studying science at the three universities involved in QuCoLiMa and working as a scientist within QuCoLiMa is an excellent choice for women and will (help to) boost their career at all levels.

Prof. Adriana Pálffy-Buß – QuCoLiMa’s Female Scientist of 2022 Q2

Adriana is a theoretical physicist working on quantum optics in the x-ray domain. In April 2022, she was appointed professor at the University of Würzburg heading the Theoretical Quantum Information and Quantum Optics group. Her group investigates collective effects in the scattering of x-rays off ensembles of identical, indistinguishable nuclei; the possibility to build incredibly precise 229Th nuclear clocks; and the coupling of atomic and nuclear degrees of freedom in nuclear processes that involve atomic electrons. Within QuCoLiMa, Adriana is a project leader of the project C04 ‘X-ray Photonic Structures for Control of Cooperative Emission from Resonant Nuclei‘, where the cooperative emission of x-ray photons is studied and controlled.

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