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Research Group "Theoretische Physik, Univ. Innsbruck"
(O.Univ.Prof. Dr. Peter Zoller)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Zoller
First name(s):Peter
Title:O.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Position:Leiter der AG Quantenoptik
Institution:University of Innsbruck
Organizational unit:Institut für Theoretische Physik
Street address:Technikerstraße 25
Postal code:6020
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Quantum optics (103026)
  • Theoretical physics (103036)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:30.05.2013
Data acquisition period:from: 2008   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
23 Persons
Dr. Mikhail Baranov
Dr. Marcello Dalmonte
Dr. Sebastian Diehl
Dr. Ying Hu
Dr. Kai Stannigel
Dr. Philipp Hauke
Dr. David Marcos
Dr. Alexander Carmele
Dr. Rejish Nath
Dr. Christina Kraus
Dr. Markus Heyl
Alexander Glätzle
Dr. Wolfgang Lechner
Dr. Liang He
Dr. Peter Rabl
Berit Vogell
Marco Mattioli
Lukas Sieberer
Hannes Pichler
Catherine Laflamme
Tomas Ramos
Martina Lechner
Michael Buchhold
Percentage project-funded:60
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:80
Number of publications:75
Five most important publications:
  1. A. Micheli, G. Brennen, P. Zoller: A toolbox for lattice spin models with polar molecules, Nature Physics 2, 341, 2006
  2. H. P. Büchler, E. Demler, M. Lukin, A. Micheli, N. Prokofev, G. Pupillo, P. Zoller, Strongly correlated 2D quantum phases with cold polar molecules: controlling the shape of the interaction potential, 98, 060404, 2007
  3. K. Winkler, G. Thalhammer, F. Lang, R. Grimm, J. Hecker Denschlag, A. J. Daley, A. Kantian, H. Büchler, P. Zoller, Repulsively bound atom pairs in an optical lattice, Nature 441, 853, 2006
  4. André, A, D. DeMille, J. Doyle, M. Lukin, S. E. Maxwell, P. Rabl, R. J. Schoelkopf, P. Zoller, A coherent all-electrical interface between polar molecules and mesoscopic superconducting resonators, Nature Physics 2, 636, 2006
  5. W. H. Zurek, U. Dorner, P. Zoller, Dynamics of a Quantum Phase Transition, Physical Review Letters 95, 105701, 2005
  • Daley, A. (2009) Ludwig-Boltzmann-Preis der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
  • Zoller, Peter (2005) Max Planck Medaille
  • Zoller, Peter (2005) UNESCO's Niels Bohr Medal
  • Zoller, Peter (2006) Dirac Medal of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • Zoller, Peter (2006) 6th International Quantum Communication Award
  • Zoller, Peter (2008) BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences Category
  • Zoller, Peter (2009) Wissenschaftspreis für außergewöhnliche Forschungsleistung der Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse
  • Zoller, Peter (2010) The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Five most important talks:
  1. G. Pupillo, invited talk , DAMOP 2010, Houston, USA
  2. K. Hammerer, invited talk, APS March Meeting 2010, Portland, USA
  3. A. Daley, invited talk, International Conference on "Scalable Quantum Computing with Light and Atoms", Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, 2009
  4. P. Zoller, invited talk, ICAP 2008, Storrs, USA
  5. P. Zoller, invited talk, GRC 2008, Montana, USA
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Quantum Simulation using cold atoms in optical lattices
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2010
  • FWF:
    Implementation of Quantum Computing
    Laufzeit: 1999 - 2008
  • EU:
    Nanodesign of Atomic and Molecular Quantum Matter
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
  • FWF:
    Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2013
  • EU:
    European Superconducting quantum information processor
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2010
  • EU:
    Optical Lattices and Quantum Information
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2008
  • EU:
    Controlled Quantum Coherence and Entanglement in Sets of Trapped Particles
    Laufzeit: 2004 - 2008
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Quanteninformation und Physik kondensierter Materie mit quantenoptischen Systemen
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
9 doctor's theses
  1. Andrew J. Daley: Cold Atoms in Optical Lattices and their Applications, 2005
  2. Andreas Griessner: Exploration of open quantum systems with cold gases, 2007
  3. Christoph Maschler: Ultracold atoms in resonator-generated optical lattices, 2007
  4. Andrea Micheli: Cold Atoms and Polar Molecules for Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Information Processing, 2007
  5. Peter Rabl: Towards hybrid quantum processors: interfacing quantum optical and solid state qubits, 2006
  6. Konstanze Jähne: Quantum Optics with Nanomechanical and Solid State Systems, 2009
  7. Sarah Morrison: Characterization of Quantum Phase Transitions in Dissipative Cavity QED Systems and Cold Atoms with Disorder, 2008
  8. Adrian Kantian: Excited Many-Body States and Dissipative Dynamics of Cold Atoms in Optical Lattices, 2009
  9. Viktor Steixner: Applications of quantum measurement in single and many particle systems, 2010
Diploma and master theses:
3 theses
  1. Alexander Glätzle: A single trapped atom in front of an oscillating mirror, 2009
  2. Lukas Sieberer: Stability and Superfluid Transition of a Quasi-Two-Dimensional Dipolar Fermi Gas, 2010
  3. Sebastian Hofer: Theroy of Generation and Verification of Opto-Mechanical Correlations, 2009
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