Ulrik Günther was a PhD student in the MOSAIC group between April 2014 and July 2019. Ulrik was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1987. After leaving the MOSAIC Group, Ulrik became a postdoctoral researcher at CASUS - Center for Advanced Systems Understanding in Görlitz, Germany.
Ulrik studied physics at the TU Dresden. In parallel to his studies, he worked as an intern at CyberTechnologies , a supplier of contactless laser-based 3D measurement systems, on improving noise-reduction algorithms.
In spring 2013, Ulrik graduated with a Diploma degree in Physics, majoring in elementary particle phenomenology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dominik Stöckinger. His Diploma thesis was entitled “Automatic Calculation of Graviton Contributions and Hadronic Light-by-Light Scattering Contributions by Spin-2 Mesons to the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment”.
In his Diploma thesis, Ulrik developed an automated framework for calculating the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (g-2) in models with additional spatial dimensions. This framework is also easily adaptable to other models. He also developed a new approach for tackling inherently hard-to-handle low-energy Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) contributions to the (g-2), based on the AdS/CFT conjecture.
In his spare time, Ulrik contributes to several open-source software projects and takes part in scientific outreach activities, such as science slams.
In the MOSAIC Group, Ulrik was researching real-time 3D rendering algorithms for volumetric images and the use of virtual reality in biological microscopy. He is the main architect and developer of the scenery software library for open-source AR/VR visualization, and he also developed natural user interfaces (i.e., hand and body gestures) toward intuitive data handling and microscope control. At CASUS, Ulrik continues his research in AR/VR for the sciences and he also continues to collaborate with us.