Physicists have developed a new protocol to detect entanglement of many-particle quantum states using a much easier approach. The protocol is particularly interesting for characterizing entanglement in systems involving many particles. These systems could help us not only to improve our understanding of matter but to develop measurement techniques beyond current existing technologies.

IQOQI/H. Ritsch

Shor’s algorithm is likely the most famous quantum algorithm. He solves a centuries-old problem, namely the factoring of numbers into primes. Physicists led by Rainer Blatt joined forces with scientists at MIT, led by Isaac Chuang, to efficiently implement Shor’s algorithm in an ion-trap based quantum computer. Here their approach can be directly applied to larger numbers.

Peter Zoller

Theoretical physicist Peter Zoller has been awarded the Herbert Walther Award 2016 for his groundbreaking research in the field of quantum physics. The joint German-American prize honoring outstanding contributions to quantum optics and atomic physics will be presented today during the DPG Spring Meeting in Hanover.

Jordi Prat-Camps (Foto: IQOQI / M. R. Knabl)

Innsbruck is a place that attracts the most intelligent thinkers in Europe. One of these bright minds, Jordi Prat-Camps, has just made it onto the American economic magazine Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe lists of ground-breaking leaders. The physicist, a graduate from Barcelona, started working as a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck last year.

Albert Frisch (Photo: IQOQI / M. R. Knabl)

The IQOQI Dissertation Prize 2015 will be awarded to experimental physicist Albert Frisch, former member of Francesca Ferlaino's research group. This is the third time that this prize, valued at 1,000 Euro, is awarded. It honors scientifically outstanding accomplishments in the field of quantum physics.