[2013-12-02] Barbara Kraus was awarded the Ignaz L. Lieben Prize for outstanding achievements in the research of quantum information theory. This oldest research prize granted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is valued at 36,000 USD.
[2013-11-25] Experimental physicist Florian Schreck has received an ERC Consolidator Grant awarded by the European Research Council. It is funded with up to two million Euro. ERC grants are the most important individual grants for researchers in Europe. In December, after nine successful years in Austria, Florian Schreck will start his post as Professor at the University of Amsterdam.
[2013-10-22] Francesca Ferlaino has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Worth up to five million Euro, it is the most highly valued German research award. With the Humboldt Professorships, Germany aims to attract internationally leading researchers to work at Germany's universities.
[2013-10-09] In Physical Review Letters ERC awardee Oriol Romero-Isart and his colleagues have published a new model for a quantum simulator. In addition to the established techniques based on laser light, they want to establish a new approach based on perforated superconductors and magnetic fields to conduct quantum mechanical experiments.
[2013-09-27] Researchers from Yale University and quantum physicist Gerhard Kichmair have recently succeeded in encoding the quantum information of a superconducting quantum bit in more than 100 entangled photons. The method, published in Science, could be the foundation for a new type of quantum memory.