Astrid Eichhorn got her PhD from the University of Jena in Germany, where she worked with Prof. Holger Gies on non-perturbative aspects of Yang-Mills theories as well as quantum gravity. She then spent three years at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada as a (senior) postdoctoral researcher, before becoming a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. After a year and a half she moved to the University of Heidelberg, where she established an independent Emmy-Noether group focusing on understanding quantum spacetime and matter with her postdocs and PhD students. The group’s recent research highlights include promising hints that the interplay of quantum gravity with matter could result in an ultraviolet completion of the Standard Model with enhanced predictive power.
Astrid holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and has been elected as a Member of the German Young Academy in 2018.
At CP³-Origins, she will work towards understanding quantum spacetime and bridging the gap between quantum gravity and phenomenology and observations