A new scheme to theoretically generate arbitrarily short and focused electromagnetic fields.

Physicists working with researcher Oriol Romero-Isart devised a new simple scheme to theoretically generate arbitrarily short and focused electromagnetic fields. This new tool could be used for precise sensing and in microscopy.

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Hanns-Christoph Nägerl and Wolfgang Lechner

Wolfgang Lechner from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck will receive the prestigious START Prize for young scientists. Hanns-Christoph Nägerl from the Department of Experimental Physics will be granted the Wittgenstein Award, which is the most highly valued and most prestigious science award in Austria.

Read more: Wittgenstein Prize and START Prize Awarded to Quantum Physicists

Christian Roos (Photo: M. R. Knabl)

Christian Roos, experimental physicist at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has received one of the Advanced Grants conferred by the European Research Council (ERC). The grant provides Roos and his research team at the IQOQI with up to 2.5 million Euro for the next five years to build a new type of quantum simulator.

Read more: Christian Roos Receives ERC Advanced Grant

Illustration: Harald Ritsch

How to reliably transfer quantum information when the connecting channels are impacted by detrimental noise? Scientists in Innsbruck and Vienna have presented new solutions to this problem.

Read more: Quantum Communication: How to Outwit Noise

Florian Meinert (Foto: M. R. Knabl)

Experimental physicist Florian Meinert, a member of Hanns-Christoph Nägerl’s research group, will receive the IQOQI Dissertation Prize 2016. This is already the fourth time that this prize, valued at 1,000 Euro, will be awarded. It honors scientifically outstanding accomplishments in the field of quantum physics.

Read more: Florian Meinert Receives Dissertation Prize

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