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Sebastian König


Dr. König (Koenig) received his PhD in 2013 from Bonn University, Germany. He then moved to the US as a postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University. In 2016 he went back to Germany and spent three years as Herzberg Fellow at TU Darmstadt before joining the NC State Physics Department as FRIB-TA bridge faculty in 2020

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr König's research covers a range of topics in theoretical low-energy nuclear physics, centered around effective field theory applied to few-nucleon systems, finite-volume techniques relevant for lattice field theory simulations, and other aspects of ab initio calculations. This work focuses in particular on aspects which are universal in the sense that they apply to very different systems—not limited to nuclear physics—at the same time. Dr König is furthermore interested in efficient numerical applications and topics in computer science. Simulating quantum systems on computers at various scales is an important aspect of his work.


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  • Few-Body Systems Award for Young Researchers (2019)
  • Dissertation Prize of the German Physics Society (2015)
  • Dr. Klaus Erkelenz Prize (2013)