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# Christopher Körber

### Postdoc: Physics

My name is Christopher Körber. I am a postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics II, lecturer, and member of the Research School Executive Board at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Previously, I was a Feodor Lynenen Fellow at UC Berkeley and the Lawrance Berkeley National Lab. I obtained my doctorate in physics from Bonn University in association with the Forschungszentrum in Jülich.

I have specialized in simulating and analyzing quantum systems. A significant part of my work is related to connecting ideas for new physics, like Dark Matter, to existing experiments. Establishing such a connection is particularly difficult since, on the one hand, making predictions for things you don't know, well, is difficult. On the other hand, even for a fixed description of nature, one still has to solve a quantum problem (usually NP-hard). Practically, to face these problems, my work is centered around (high-performance) programming, data management, and utilizing (Bayesian) model selection frameworks.

##### Some more facts about me
• I am a software enthusiast and Pythonista. I love trying new things, facing new challenges, and optimizing and automating daily routines.
• I believe in open-source principles — both professionally and as guiding core principles. As such, I believe actively promoting diverse perspectives is the only way to ensure optimal decisions.
• Also, I believe that $\LaTeX$, the arXiv, and VCS platforms like GitLab and GitHub are invaluable to the (modern) scientific process.
• I use git for almost everything and am quite successful in convincing others to use it (not sure what one can infer from this...).
• I believe the Bayesian principle is one of the most enlightening notions to understand how humans form beliefs.
• I rather have a single well-made espresso a day than a never-ending supply of other sufficiently good coffee.