Christian Sanner Assistant Professor

Office: Engineering D207

Phone: (970) 491-5370


The research in my group is located at the intersection between three frontiers in experimental atomic physics: Optical precision spectroscopy, quantum simulation, and light-matter interfacing. Our experimental platform is a system of laser-cooled ytterbium ions which are optically interrogated on a highly forbidden electric octupole transition. We are developing novel quantum sensors for low-energy tests of fundamental physics and we want to explore new regimes of collective atom-photon coupling.