Jan Steinhoff

Jan Steinhoff

Stages of scientific work

  • since 2019 group leader, MPI for Gravitational Physics Potsdam
  • 2014-2019 postdoc, MPI for Gravitational Physics Potsdam
  • 2013 postdoc, ZARM University of Bremen
  • 2011-2014 postdoc, IST Lisbon
  • 2007-2010 PhD, Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena
  • 2001-2006 German diploma in physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena

Research Interests

Approximation methods for compact binary inspirals and their
gravitational waves, connection to perturbative quantum field theory,
scattering amplitudes, effective field theory, and higher-spin fields;
gravitational spin effects, tidal effects, black holes, neutron
stars, and waveform modeling.

Four personal questions

  1. When I was 18 I wanted to…
    …learn about the fundamental laws of nature
  2. A perfect working day starts with…
    …a challenging calculation with pen and paper
  3. Before I am going to retire I would like to…
    …understand quantum field theory
  4. My advise to my students is…
    …don’t be afraid to make mistakes and stay true to your ideals.