Katinka Horn

Graduate student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

Research

In her joint PhD project (DESY Hamburg + ETH Zurich), Katinka is working on time-resolved studies on water aggregates. The aim is to gain insight into the scattering dynamics of electrons with low kinetic energy in aqueous environments. By their capability to trigger chemical reactions, these low-energy electrons are also considered as a source of DNA damage in living cells. The project is part of the Center for Molecular Water Science (CWMS).

Academic Career

Since 2021
Graduate student in a joint project of the Aerosols and Nanoscience research group of Prof. Signorell
at ETH Zurich and the FS-ATTO research group of Prof. Calegari at DESY Hamburg.
2021

 

Master Degree in Physics
Thesis: " Q-switching in a SESAM mode-locked fiber laser "
under the supervision of Prof. Kärtner, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg,
in industry collaboration with the company TOPTICA Photonics AG.
2019
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics
Thesis: " Mathematical description of pulse shaping in mode-locked lasers "
under the supervision of Prof. Behrens, Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg,
in industry collaboration with the company Coherent.Inc.
2018
Bachelor Degree in Physics
Thesis: " Spatial light modulators for quantum gas experiments "
under the supervision of Prof. Sengstock, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg.