Jens Koch

Jens Koch came to Northwestern in 2010 as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He earned his PhD from Freie Universität Berlin in Germany.

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Quantum physics—the laws that govern the behavior of smallest components of our universe, such as fundamental particles, atoms and molecules—is admittedly a tough subject, a complicated path of intricate mathematics and scientific theory. Those outside the field who brave the journey often find themselves in a confusing place where the classical principles they learned in school no longer apply and the new rules seem…well…a bit unbelievable. In the quantum world, things can be in two places at once? Better yet, they can be two things at once? What???