The data company Clarivate today published its annually updated list of the most highly cited researchers. This year, two members of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller, are among the “Highly Cited Researchers”.

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A team led by three-time ERC laureate Francesca Ferlaino has established a new method to observe vortices in dipolar quantum gases. These quantum vortices are considered a strong indication of superfluidity, the frictionless flow of a quantum gas, and have now been experimentally detected for the first time in dipolar gases.

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Anton Zeilinger, together with Alain Aspect and John Clauser, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics today. The three researchers are honored for their experiments with entangled photons. IQOQI Innsbruck heartily congratulates them!

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Quantum physicist Hannes Pichler receives a highly endowed research prize. He will be awarded a New Horizons Prize in Physics at the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony. The $100,000 award is given to early-career scientists who have already made a significant impact on their field.

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A roadmap for the future direction of quantum simulation has been set out in Nature this week. An international team of researchers, among them Innsbruck physicists Peter Zoller and Christian Kokail explore near and medium-term possibilities for quantum simulation on analogue and digital platforms.

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