Christian Schaefer

joined 2023/01
office: Origo, R7105B
Google Scholar/IKCuzO8AAAAJ


Christian’s research is pushing the limits of theoretical quantum mechanics interacting with optical and plasmonic fields. This includes contributions to ab initio quantum electrodynamics, polaritonic chemistry, (quantum electrodynamical) density-functional theory, chiral polaritonics, and variational quantum algorithms. His Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship is focused on the control of plasmonic catalysis using optical control strategies.


  • 2021: PostDoc at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2020: Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in theoretical physics, University of Hamburg, Germany
    [On the interface of quantum electrodynamics and electronic structure theory: cavity QED]

  • 2015: M. Sc. in physics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

  • 2013: B. Sc. in physics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany