Prof. Dr. Peter Fierlinger



Academic Career and Research Areas

The research of Prof. Fierlinger (*1978) deals with precision measurements in fundamental and applied physics. Focuses of his work are experiments to understand the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe, using ultra-cold neutrons and hyperpolarized noble gases. The techniques required to generate small magnetic fields and magnetic field probes based on quantum effects are also applied, e.g. for the measurement of fetal magnetic fields and the measurement of brain currents.

Prof. Fierlinger did his undergraduate studies in Vienna (2002) with extended stays at the Institute Laue-Langevon in Grenoble. After his PhD in Zürich (2005) he went to Stanford University, from where he came to TU Munich (2008).  Prof. Fierlinger led a Junior Research Group at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Origin and Structure of the Universe’. He is chair for ‘Precision Measurements at Extreme Conditions’, as well as founder of Fierlinger Magnetics GmbH among others.


  • Changjiang Scholar Award (2019)
  • First recipient of the Karl-VanBibber-Fellowship in Stanford (2007)

D. Wurm et al.: “The PanEDM Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment at the ILL”. EPJ Web of Conferences. 2019; 219: 02006.


N. Sachdeva et al.: “A new measurement of the permanent electric dipole moment of 129-Xe using 3-He comagnetometry and SQUID detection”. Phys. Rev. Lett.. 2019; 123: 143003.


T. Chupp, P. Fierlinger, M. Ramsey-Musolf, J. Singh: “Electric Dipole Moments”. Review of Modern Physics. 2019; 91:015001.


M. Bales, P. Fierlinger, R. Golub: “Non-extensive statistics in spin precession”. Eur. Phys. Lett.. 2016; 116: 43002.


Altarev I et al: “Test of Lorentz invariance with spin precession of ultracold neutrons”. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2009; 103: 081602.