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In June Hannes Pichler joined the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck as Junior Research Director and is also Professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Innsbruck. Last Friday, the theoretical physicist was officially welcomed at IQOQI.

In June Hannes Pichler took up his position as professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck and as head of a junior research group at IQOQI Innsbruck. Pichler studied physics in Innsbruck and completed his PhD studies in the group of Peter Zoller. Prior to his appointment in Innsbruck, he was at Harvard University (ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellow) and at the California Institute of Technology (Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Fellow). He is interested in theoretical quantum optics, in the context of quantum many-body physics and quantum information processing science. Most recently, his research focusses on quantum technologies with individually trapped neutral (Rydberg) atoms, as well as applications of waveguide QED systems for quantum computing and simulation. His group collaborates with leading experimental groups working with cold atoms, trapped ions, and photonic systems.