Today, theoretical physicist Hannes Pichler will be awarded with this year's Hans and Walter Thirring Prize in Vienna. He is being honored for his outstanding work in the field of quantum physics.

Once a year, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) awards numerous science prizes to scientists who are at an early stage of their career and have attracted attention with their outstanding research work. This year's award ceremony will take place on 31 January 2023 at the ÖAW in Vienna. All prizes awarded in this context are endowed with 4,000 euros each.

The Hans and Walter Thirring Prize is awarded to the physicist Hannes Pichler from the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) and the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck, whose research is dedicated to new approaches for the realization of quantum computers and quantum simulation. The prize is endowed in memory of the two Austrian physicists Hans Thirring (1888-1976) and Walter Thirring (1927-2014).

This year, a total of 12 young researchers will receive awards. The awards ceremony will take place this evening in the Johannessaal of the ÖAW in Vienna.