Jens Osterhoff

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Jens Osterhoff

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 Jens Osterhoff is leading the DESY's research activities in the field of plasma acceleration. He is responsible for the FLASHForward project, a next-generation beam-driven plasma wakefield experiment with the aim of further developing the technology for its future application in particle physics and in photon science. Osterhoff is also deputy speaker of the Helmholtz topic accelerator research and development. Osterhoff has a focus on the symbiosis of radio-frequency and novel acceleration technologies, beam- and laser-driven plasma wakefield acceleration and phase space characterisation of ultra-short electron bunches.

Scientific Career

since 2013 Group leader and project coordinator for FLASHForward at DESY
2010-2012 Young investigator group leader at Hamburg University in the framework of the Helmholtz Alliance “Physics at the Terascale”.
2009-2010 Post-Doc (supervisor W. Leemans) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
2008-2009 Scientist at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München and Ph.D. in physics with F. Krausz
2005-2008 Scientific Assistant at Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in  Garching
2003-2004 Master of Arts in Physics at The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
2000-2003 Studies of physics and bio-informatics in Würzburg