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.

Tiroler Quantenphysiker erhalten hohen chinesischen Wissenschaftspreis

Die Innsbrucker Quantenphysiker Rainer Blatt und Peter Zoller werden mit dem Micius-Preis ausgezeichnet, der heuer zum ersten Mal verliehen wird. Mit Anton Zeilinger, Ignacio Cirac und Jian-Wei Pan erhalten drei weitere Forscher den Preis, die früher an der Universität Innsbruck tätig waren.

Coincidence helps with quantum measurement

In collaboration with researchers in the group of Peter Zoller, and with the IQOQI Innsbruck, researchers in our group have presented and experimentally demonstrated a protocol to determine the purity and entanglement in many-particle systems. The results, published in Science, demonstrate a universal tool for characterising engineered quantum systems in the lab in greater detail than ever before.

Konstantin Friebe receives his PhD

Congratulations, Konstantin!

Thesis Tile: On dispersive interactions between a trapped ion and a cavity field