Hello! I'm Tatsam.

About Me

I'm a PhD student at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science (VCQ), and a member of the Langen Group at the Atominstitut, TU Vienna, where we are directly laser cooling barium monofluoride molecules to prepare an extremely sensitive platform for testing parity-violating physics. Previously, our group was based at the University of Stuttgart, where my studies were supported by a master's fellowship from the International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science (IMPRS-CMS).

My research interests range over foundational quantum science, ultracold atomic and molecular physics, and precision measurements for fundamental physics.

Besides physics, owing to years of hiking and frequent road trips to the Himalayas, I've developed a keen interest in ecological systems and geosciences. I'm always looking for opportunities to use my arsenal of physics and math-based tools to study ecological and geophysical systems.

Music and songwriting keep me busy when I'm not in the lab, planning my next backpacking trip, or thinking about food. I've been playing the guitar since I was six, and have recently started picking up a little piano. Much of the progress in this department lies in my computer's storage as piles of unreleased Logic files under 'post production', but you can find some of my work on Spotify and my Instagram account.

If any of the above interests you too, shoot me an email! I'm usually quick to reply.