Dynamics of Correlated Materials
Dynamics of Correlated Materials
Emmy Noether Group Laurenz Rettig
Emmy Noether Group Laurenz Rettig

Dr. Laurenz Rettig
Dr. Laurenz Rettig
Group Leader
phone: +49 (0)30 8413-5225
Department of Physical Chemistry
Fritz Haber Institute
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin

Research interests

  • Ultrafast dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems
  • Time-resolved spectroscopies
  • Time-resolved resonant X-ray diffraction
  • Time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy
  • Magnetic materials and phase transitions
  • Charge density wave materials
  • High-Tc superconductivity


Current Position

  • Group leader of the Emmy Noether research group Dynamics of Correlated Materials at the Fritz Haber Institute

Research Positions

  • 2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • 2012 – 2013: Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. U. Bovensiepen at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.


  • Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, July 2012, „Ultrafast dynamics of strongly correlated electrons“, supervisors Prof. Dr. M. Wolf, Prof. Dr. U. Bovensiepen
  • Diploma in physics, Freie Universität Berlin, August 2008, „Ultrafast dynamics in Pb/Si(111) quantum wells“, supervisor Prof. Dr. M. Wolf


  • 2013 Laureate of the Carl-Ramsauer-Award of the Physical Scociety of Berlin (PGzB)
  • 2005-2008 Fellow of the German National Merit Foundation (Studenstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)