Welcome Armin Winkler

Armin joined the group for his Master project where he will set up a new 729nm laser system.

Welcome Anders Lindberg

Anders did his master's degree at Stockholm University in the group of Markus Hennrich working on improving the coherence times of ions. In Innsbruck he will join the Quantum Information team on the LinTrap setup.


Welcome Stefan Walser

Stefan did his PhD at the TU Vienna in the group of Arno Rauschenbeutel. There he worked on a project showing theoretically end experimentally that the polarization state of light emitted by subwavelength emitters can give rise to a fundamental error in position measurements of the emitters. This work was published together with our former group members Gabriel, Daniel and Yves.

He is now joining the ERC project QCosmo from Philipp Schindler where he will apply quantum computing techniques to investigate polyatomic molecular ions.

Error pro­­tected quantum bits entang­­led

For the first time, physicists from the University of Innsbruck have entangled two quantum bits distributed over several quantum objects and successfully transmitted their quantum properties. This marks an important milestone in the development of fault-tolerant quantum computers. The researchers published their report in Nature.

Welcome Matthias Dietl

Matthias did his Masters in Regensburg in the group of Prof. Schüller, and is now joining the Cryo team as PhD student. He will work both in Innsbruck and in Villach with Infineon on the development of novel 2D surface traps.

Welcome James Bate

James did his MPhys at Oxford University where he was investigating the Fermi surface topology of quasi-2D iron-based superconductors.


He will be joining Ben Lanyon's group as a PhD student where he will be researching applications for quantum networks. 

Welcome Matthias Bock

Matthias did his PhD at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, where he worked on polarization-preserving quantum frequency conversion as telecom interface for quantum networks based on single trapped ions and neutral atoms.

In Innsbruck, Matthias will join the 2D crystal team aiming at variational quantum simulation of spin models in two-dimensional geometries.

New method pre­vents quan­tum computers from cra­shing

Quantum information is fragile, which is why quantum computers must be able to correct errors. But what if whole qubits are lost? Researchers at the University of Innsbruck, in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University and University of Bologna, are now presenting a method in the journal Nature that allows quantum computers to keep going even if they lose some qubits along the way.