Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) have named Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck, Austria, the recipient of the 2023 Herbert Walther Award.
Welcome Peter! Before coming to Innsbruck, he completed his Bachelor and Master degree at ETH Zürich and wrote his Master thesis with Hartmut Haeffner at UC Berkeley, where he worked on the cooling and readout of electrons in a Paul trap. Now he will start working on the qudit project with Martin Ringbauer.
Welcome Tommaso! He completed his Bachelor and Master studies at the University of Padova and carried out his Master thesis in the group of Markus Hennrich (Stockholm University). Specifically, he was involved in the realization of a single ion addressing system. In Innsbruck, he will be working on building up a new high-fidelity quantum processor.
Welcome Robert! He completed his Bachelor and Master studies at Heidelberg University in the field of neutral Ultracold Gases. His Master thesis focused on the implementation of a optical dipole trap for lithium to create a ultracold lithium-cesium mixture. Now in Innsbruck he is joining the AQTION team.
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