Hanns-Christoph Nägerl is a Professor at the University of Innsbruck. His research centers on experimental quantum many-body physics with systems of ultracold atoms and molecules. A central goal is to quantum engineer novel states of matter using the toolbox of quantum atom optics and to study dynamical processes in interacting quantum many-body systems. Using advanced techniques such as laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation, and coherent laser control, Hans-Christoph Nägerl’s group investigates e.g. the properties of highly correlated many-body states that are generated when the particles are confined to periodic potentials or to lower dimensions. Presently, his group consists of 7 PhD students, 2 postdocs, and several master students.