23 August 2022
Photo: DESY, Marta Meyer
Christina Bömer's area of expertise is the study of X-ray optical wave mixing.
The group of Young Investigator Group Leaders at the Cluster of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" has gained a new member: Since 1.7.2022, Dr. Christina Bömer has been funded within the development program.
Christina Bömer studied physics in Göttingen and Munich and received her PhD from Universität Hamburg and the European XFEL. Since 2020, she has been conducting research at DESY in the field of Photon Science.
Her area of expertise is the study of X-ray optical wave mixing. "My main research interest is in nonlinear conversion phenomena in the X-ray regime. More specifically, how nonlinear effects can be used to obtain additional information about the structure and dynamics of matter," she says.
Her current project aims to bring together two complementary methods, optical laser spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Each by itself offers limited insights into the structure of valence electrons, whereas their nonlinear combination in the form of X-ray optical wave mixing offers novel observables.
Christina Bömer is a DAAD scholarship holder, she was selected for the dynaMENT mentoring program and now supports in her turn students and female scientists. In addition, it is a matter of concern to her to communicate the highly complex research as clearly as possible.
The position of Young Investigator Group Leader is aimed at highly talented young scientists who are already independently conducting challenging research projects of their own and attracting their own funding at the level of Emmy Noether Groups or ERC Starting Grants.
To support these highly talented researchers in their scientific careers, the cluster has set up a structured development program. The aim is to identify the potential of the young scientists and to support them individually.
With Dr. Christina Bömer, Dr. Irene Fernandez-Cuesta, Dr. Frank Schlawin, Dr. Aaron Kelly, Dr. Thore Posske, Dr. Eric Hill, Dr. Guillaume Salomon and Dr. Philipp Wessels-Staarmann, the cluster now supports eight Young Investigator Group Leaders.
More informationen about the Young Investigator Group Leader Program