Welcome Thomas Feldker

Thomas joined our group as a postdoc. After studying physics in Darmstadt he did his PhD in Mainz, working on Rydberg excitation of trapped ions. Later he lived in Amsterdam where he worked on cooling a hybrid system of trapped ions and cold atoms to ultracold temperatures.
He will join the AQTION project aimed at building a movable quantum computer in two 19'' cabinets.

Gabriel Araneda receives his PhD

Congratulations, Gabriel!

Thesis Titled: Experiments with single photons emitted by single atoms





Matthias Knoll receives his Masters

Congratulations, Matthias!

Thesis Titled: Parametric feedback cooling of silica nanosphers in a hybrid trapping potential




Welcome Verena Podlesnic

Verena joined our group as a Masters student, and she will work on the AQTION project about building a movable quantum processor contained in two 19' racks.

ESQ Grants have been awarded

Klemens Schüppert and Giovanni Cerchiari of our group received Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology (ESQ) Grants.

Giovanni's project will focus on the suppression of spontaneous emission of an atom by coupling its fluorescence light with an ultra-precise hemispherical mirror.

Klemens investigates new scalable ion trap technology based on the challenging exchange of RF- and DC-electrodes of a trap within the coherence time.

Link: Austrian Academy of Sciences

Welcome Johannes Franke

Johannes joined our group as a Masters student, and he will work on the 2d crystals project

Welcome Vanya Pogorelov

Vanya joined our group as a PhD student. He received his master in Moscow State University where he worked with photon based qubits on quantum state/process tomography and reconfigurable optical interferometers. After the internship in ETH Jonathan Home's group Vanya decided to switch to trapped ions experiments and joined AG Blatt.
He will start AQTION project aimed at building a movable quantum computer in two 19'' cabinets.

Quantum simulation with 20 qubits and integrated self-check

In collaboration with the theory group led by P. Zoller, we have implemented a novel method to simulate, for the first time, particle physics phenomena on up to 20 quantum bits. Furthermore, we demonstrated how the quantum simulator was able to check the quality of the result itself, which represents an important milestone in the field of quantum simulation. The work has now been published in Nature and opens the door to the simulation of previously intractable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics.

Quantum sensor for photons

A photodetector converts light into an electrical signal, causing the light to be lost. Researchers led by Tracy Northup at the University of Innsbruck have now built a quantum sensor that can measure light particles non-destructively. It can be used to further investigate the quantum properties of light.

Rainer Blatt elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Quantum physicist Rainer Blatt has been elected foreign associate of the American National Academy of Sciences. This honour has so far only been conferred on very few Austrian scientists. With Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller, two physicists from Innsbruck are now represented in this renowned institution.