Dr. Sina Loriani

Postdoctoral Researcher

Sina Loriani is a researcher in Research Department 1 on Earth System Analysis at PIK and member of the FutureLab on Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene. His work focuses on time-series analysis of nonlinear systems to detect tipping points and contributes to the Earth and human systems modelling intercomparison project (WG1) of the Earth Commission.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2454
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Current position:


2020-2021: Postdoc position at the DLR CARIOQA project, Institute of Quantum Optics. Establishment of a numerical simulator for satellite-based quantum sensing.

2018-2019: Research stays at the theory and metrology group (Prof. Wolf) at SYRTE (Observatoire de Paris) in a collaboration on systematic errors in space-borne quantum experiments.

2017-2020: PhD in physics, Quantum sensing group (Prof. Rasel) at the Institute of Quantum Optics (LUH). Specialization on quantum sensors (atom interferometry, clocks) for inertial navigation, geodesy and tests of fundamental physics. Thesis: Atom Interferometry for Tests of General Relativity.


2014-2016: M.Sc. in physics (LUH). Thesis: Ultracold atomic sources for space-borne atom interferometry.

2011-2014: B.Sc. in physics Leibniz University Hannover (LUH).

  • Systematic investigation of tipping points
  • Time series analysis of nonlinear systems
  • Supporting the work of the Earth Commission WG1
  • Future Lab: Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene

  Quantum sensing