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Dr. Simon Gerber

Quantum Technologies Group

Paul Scherrer Institut
Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology
5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 3965


Since 2016 Tenure-track scientist
SwissFEL and Laboratory for Micro & Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institut
2013-2015 Postdoctoral research scholar
Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University
2009-2013 PhD studies (Dr. sc. ETH)
Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institut and Department of Physics, ETH Zürich
2004-2009 Undergraduate studies
Department of Physics, ETH Zürich
2004 Research assistant
University Children’s Hospital Zürich

Research interest

Condensed matter physics and scattering experiments. In particular, involving quantum many-body phenomena in strongly correlated electron systems, such as unconventional superconductivity, quantum phase transitions, spin & charge order, non-equilibrium dynamics and transient electronic states. Experimental techniques include neutron & x-ray scattering, as well as muon spin rotation spectroscopy, under extreme conditions, e.g. at low temperatures, in high magnetic fields or on ultrafast timescales.

Honors and awards

2015 SPS award in condensed matter physics, Swiss Physical Society, sponsored by IBM
2014 Young scientist prize, Swiss Neutron Scattering Society, sponsored by Swiss Neutronics
2009 MSc diploma with distinction, ETH Zurich
2006-2013 Fellow of the Swiss Study Foundation


See also profile on ResearcherID and Google Scholar. An asterisk (*) indicates equal contribution.

Femtosecond electron-phonon lock-in by photoemission and x-ray free-electron laser
S. Gerber,* S.-L. Yang,* D. Zhu, H. Soifer, J. A. Sobota, S. Rebec, J. J. Lee, T. Jia, B. Moritz, C. Jia, A. Gauthier, Y. Li, D. Leuenberger, Y. Zhang, L. Chaix, W. Li, H. Jang, J.-S. Lee, M. Yi, G. L. Dakovski, S. Song, J. M. Glownia, S. Nelson, K. W. Kim, Y.-D. Chuang, Z. Hussain, R. G. Moore, T. P. Devereaux, W.-S. Lee, P. S. Kirchmann, Z.-X. Shen
Science 357, 71 (2017).

Nonequilibrium lattice-driven dynamics of stripes in nickelates using time-resolved x-ray scattering
W. S. Lee, Y. F. Kung, B. Moritz, G. Coslovich, R. A. Kaindl, Y. D. Chuang, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, P. S. Kirchmann, J. S. Robinson, M. P. Minitti, G. Dakovski, W. F. Schlotter, J. J. Turner, S. Gerber, T. Sasagawa, Z. Hussain, Z. X. Shen, T. P. Devereaux
Phys. Rev. B 95, 121105(R) (2017).

Ideal charge density wave order in the high-field state of superconducting YBCO
H. Jang,* W.-S. Lee,* H. Nojiri, S. Matsuzawa, H. Yasumura, L. Nie, A. V. Maharaj, S. Gerber, Y. Liu, A. Mehta, D. A. Bonn, R. Liang, W. N. Hardy, C. A. Burns, Z. Islam, S. Song, J. Hastings, T. P. Devereaux, Z.-X. Shen, S. A. Kivelson, C.-C. Kao, D. Zhu, J.-S. Lee*
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, 14645 (2016).

Excitation of coherent oscillations in underdoped cuprate superconductors by intense THz pulses
M. C. Hoffmann, W.-S. Lee, G. L. Dakovski, J. J. Turner, S. M. Gerber, D. Bonn, W. Hardy, R. Liang, M. Salluzzo
Proc. SPIE 9835, 98351M (2016).

Three-dimensional charge density wave order in YBa2Cu3O6.67 at high magnetic fields
S. Gerber,* H. Jang,* H. Nojiri, S. Matsuzawa, H. Yasumura, D. A. Bonn, R. Liang, W. N. Hardy, Z. Islam, A. Mehta, S. Song, M. Sikorski, D. Stefanescu, Y. Feng, S. A. Kivelson, T. P. Devereaux, Z.-X. Shen, C.-C. Kao, W.-S. Lee, D. Zhu, J.-S. Lee
Science 350, 949 (2015).

Crystal structure and phonon softening in Ca3Ir4Sn13
D. G. Mazzone, S. Gerber, J. L. Gavilano, R. Sibille, M. Medarde, B. Delley,
M. Ramakrishnan, M. Neugebauer, L. P. Regnault, D. Chernyshov, A. Piovano,
T. M. Fernández-Díaz, L. Keller, A. Cervellino, E. Pomjakushina, K. Conder, M. Kenzelmann
Phys. Rev. B 92, 024101 (2015).

Direct characterization of photoinduced lattice dynamics in BaFe2As2
S. Gerber,* K. W. Kim, Y. Zhang, D. Zhu, N. Plonka, M. Yi, G. L. Dakovski, D. Leuenberger, P. S. Kirchmann, R. G. Moore, M. Chollet, J. M. Glownia, Y. Feng, J.-S. Lee, A. Mehta, A. F. Kemper, T. Wolf, Y.-D. Chuang, Z. Hussain, C.-C. Kao, B. Moritz, Z.-X. Shen, T. P. Devereaux, W.-S. Lee*
Nat. Commun. 6, 7377 (2015).

Asymmetry of collective excitations in electron and hole doped cuprate superconductors
W. S. Lee, J. J. Lee, E. A. Nowadnick, S. Gerber, W. Tabis, S. W. Huang, V. N. Strocov, E. M. Motoyama, G. Yu, B. Moritz, H. Y. Huang, R. P. Wang, Y. Huang, W. B. Wu, D. J. Huang, M. Greven, T. Schmitt, Z. X. Shen, T. P. Devereaux
Nat. Phys. 10, 883 (2014).

Quantum and thermal ionic motion, oxygen isotope effect, and superexchange distribution in La2CuO4
P. S. Häfliger, S. Gerber, R. Pramod, V. I. Schnells, B. dalla Piazza, R. Chati, V. Pomjakushin, K. Conder, E. Pomjakushina, L. Le Dreau, N. B. Christensen, O. F. Syljuåsen, B. Normand, H. M. Rønnow
Phys. Rev. B 89, 085113 (2014).

Switching of magnetic domains reveals spatially inhomogeneous superconductivity
S. Gerber, M. Bartkowiak, J. L. Gavilano, E. Ressouche, N. Egetenmeyer, C. Niedermayer, A. D. Bianchi, R. Movshovich, E. D. Bauer, J. D. Thompson, M. Kenzelmann
Nat. Phys. 10, 126 (2014).

Microscopic studies of the normal and superconducting state of Ca3Ir4Sn13
S. Gerber, J. L. Gavilano, M. Medarde, V. Pomjakushin, C. Baines, E. Pomjakushina, K. Conder, M. Kenzelmann
Phys. Rev. B 88, 104505 (2013).

Direct observation of the quantum critical point in heavy fermion CeRhSi3
N. Egetenmeyer, J. L. Gavilano, A. Maisuradze, S. Gerber, D. E. Maclaughlin, G. Seyfarth, D. Andreica, A. Desilets-Benoit, A. D. Bianchi, C. Baines, R. Khasanov, Z. Fisk, M. Kenzelmann
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 177204 (2012).

Spin density wave induced disordering of the vortex lattice in superconducting La2-xSrxCuO4
J. Chang, J. S. White, M. Laver, C. J. Bowell, S. P. Brown, A. T. Holmes, L. Maechler, S. Strässle, R. Gilardi, S. Gerber, T. Kurosawa, N. Momono, M. Oda, M. Ido, O. J. Lipscombe, S. M. Hayden, C. D. Dewhurst, R. Vavrin, J. Gavilano, J. Kohlbrecher, E. M. Forgan, J. Mesot
Phys. Rev. B 85, 134520 (2012).

Vortex lattice studies in CeCoIn5 with H ⊥ c
P. Das, J. S. White, A. T. Holmes, S. Gerber, E. M. Forgan, A. D. Bianchi, M. Kenzelmann, M. Zolliker, J. L. Gavilano, E. D. Bauer, J. L. Sarrao, C. Petrovic, M. R. Eskildsen
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 087002 (2012).

Evidence for a magnetically driven superconducting Q phase of CeCoIn5
M. Kenzelmann, S. Gerber, N. Egetenmeyer, J. L. Gavilano, Th. Strässle, A. D. Bianchi, E. Ressouche, R. Movshovich, E. D. Bauer, J. L. Sarrao, J. D. Thompson
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 127001 (2010).

Observations of Pauli paramagnetic effects on the flux line lattice in CeCoIn5
J. S. White, P. Das, M. R. Eskildsen, L. DeBeer-Schmitt, E. M. Forgan, A. D. Bianchi, M. Kenzelmann, M. Zolliker, S. Gerber, J. L. Gavilano, J. Mesot, R. Movshovich, E. D. Bauer, J. L. Sarrao, C. Petrovic
New J. Phys. 12, 023026 (2010).

Measurement of tracheal wall pressure: A comparison of three different in vitro techniques
T. Horisberger, S. Gerber, V. Bernet, M. Weiss
Anaesthesia 63, 418 (2008).

Flow rate, syringe size and architecture are critical to start-up performance of syringe pumps
S. B. Neff, T. A. Neff, S. Gerber, M. M. Weiss
Eur. J. Anaesthesiol. 24, 602 (2007)

Accurate continuous drug delivery at low infusion rate with a novel microvolumetric infusion pump (MIVP): Pump design, evaluation and comparison to the current standard
M. Weiss, S. Gerber, R. M. Füchslin, T. A. Neff
Anaesthesia 59, 1133 (2004).