PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Andrei Faraon

Dr. Andrei Faraon

Caltech, United States

Dr. Andrei Faraon is a Professor of Applied Physics at California Institute of Technology. After earning a B.S. degree in physics with honors in 2004 at California Institute of Technology, he received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Applied Physics both from Stanford University in 2009. At Stanford, Dr. Faraon was involved with seminal experiments on quantum optics using single indium arsenide quantum dots strongly coupled to photonic crystal cavities in gallium arsenide. After earning his PhD, Dr. Faraon spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. At HP he was involved with pioneering experiments on diamond quantum photonic devices coupled to solid-state spins. He demonstrated the first nano-resonators coupled to single nitrogen vacancy centers in mono-crystalline diamond. Faraon left HP in 2012 to become an Assistant Professor at Caltech, where he set up a laboratory specialized in developing nano-photonic technologies for devices that operate close to the fundamental limit of light-matter interaction. He is focused both on fundamental challenges on how to control the interaction between single atoms and single photons using nano-technologies, and on using nano-photonics to build cutting edge devices for imaging and sensing. He is the recipient of the 2018 Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America, 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER award, the 2015 Air Force Office of Scientific Research young investigator award and the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

Speech Title: Quantum Nano-Photonic Devices Based on Rare-Earth Ions

 

Prof. Julien Laurat

Prof. Julien Laurat

Sorbonne Université, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, France

Julien Laurat is Professor at Sorbonne Université, Paris, and he’s leading a research group in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Science at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel. After earning an engineering degree in Photonics, he received his PhD in 2004 at LKB on the generation of continuous-variable entanglement and worked then for one year at Institut d’Optique on quantum state engineering with femtosecond pulses. From 2005 to 2007, he held a postdoctoral position at the California Institute of Technology, where he developed quantum repeater primitives based on atomic ensembles. At LKB, his group focuses on experimental and theoretical researches to develop the scientific and technical abilities for the realization of quantum networks. His works includes the development of efficient interfaces between light and cold atoms for quantum data storage, the generation, characterization and manipulation of non-classical states of light, and the implementation of networking protocols using these resources. This research involves fundamental and more applied studies in quantum optics, non-linear optics, cold atoms, photon detection and nanophotonics. In 2012, he was elected to the Institut Universitaire de France and was awarded a Starting grant from the European Research Council.

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Prof.  Tracy Northup

Prof. Tracy Northup

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Tracy Northup is the Ingeborg Hochmair Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.  Her group’s research explores quantum interfaces between light and matter, focusing on trapped-ion and cavity-based interfaces for quantum networks and quantum optomechanics. Tracy received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2008.  She then held an appointment as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Innsbruck, where she was the recipient of a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship and an Elise Richter Fellowship.  She became an assistant professor at the University of Innsbruck in 2015 and has been a full professor since 2017.  Notable research results include experimental demonstrations of ion-photon entanglement and quantum state transfer in an optical cavity, as building blocks for future quantum network nodes.  In 2016, she received the START Prize, the highest Austrian award for young scientists, from the Austrian Science Fund.

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Prof Nicolas Sangouard

Prof Nicolas Sangouard

University of Basel, Switzerland

Nicolas Sangouard studied physics at the University of Burgundy in Dijon where he did a PhD in the framework of coherent control. He did a postdoc in quantum optics with M. Fleischhauer in Kaiserslautern in 2005 and also with N. Gisin in Geneva in 2006. In 2007, he obtained a Maitre de Conferences position at the University Paris VII. Returning to Geneva in 2009, he headed the theoretical activities related to quantum optics in N. Gisin’s group, while on leave from his permanent position. He received a professorship from the Swiss National Foundation in 2014, which he is using to run an independent research group at the Department of Physics, in the University of Basel. Notable research results include theoretical proposals for implementing and certifying quantum networks. On the fundamental side, he made proposals to create and detect quantum features in macroscopic systems. He is the recipient a Carnot Foundation Fellowship in 2004 and the co-recipient of the Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations in 2017. 

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Prof. Pascale Senellart

Prof. Pascale Senellart

CNRS-C2N, France

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 Prof Christine Silberhorn

Prof Christine Silberhorn

University of Paderborn, Germany

Christine Silberhorn is a professor at Paderborn University, where she is leading a research group in the area of integrated quantum optics. Her interests cover novel optical technologies based on non-linear integrated devices including their fabrication and tailoring for new applications, and the exploration of ultrafast pulsed light as well as of time multiplexed quantum networks. She has contributed to the development of engineered quantum light sources and circuits using integrated optics and ultrafast pulsed lasers, the implementation of multichannel quantum networks for photon counting and quantum simulations, and the realization of quantum communication systems with bright light. She received her doctorate from the University of Erlangen in 2003, and worked as a postdoc at the University of Oxford from 2003 to 2004. From 2005 to 2010 she was a Max Planck Research Group Leader in Erlangen. Her research work has been awarded by several prizes; most prominently she received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-prize from the German Science Foundation in 2011 and a consolidator ERC-grant in 2017. In 2013 she has been elected as a member of the Leopoldina, National Academy of Science, and in 2018 as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Speech Title: Quantum networks based on integrated optics and pulsed light

 

Prof. Leticia Tarruell

Prof. Leticia Tarruell

ICFO, Spain

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Prof. Wolfgang Tittel

Prof. Wolfgang Tittel

TU Delft, Netherlands

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Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup

Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Joerg Wrachtrup, Professor and director of the 3rd Institute of Physics and the Center for Applied Quantum Science, University of Stuttgart (2000, continuing) as well as Max Planck fellow at the MPI for Solid State Research Stuttgart, has pioneered the field of single spin physics by initially doing the very first single electron and subsequently the first single nuclear spins experiments. By combining optics and spin resonance he discovered defects in insulators, most notably defects in diamond, as a valuable system for quantum information processing in novel type of quantum sensor for electric and magnetic fields. He and his group pioneered application of these novel sensor techniques. His current research interest is geared towards application of quantum enhanced sensing in bio, medical as well as material sciences.

Professor Wrachtrup published close to 300 papers in refereed journals with numerous Nature and Science papers, plus reviews in both over the past years. In 2011 and 2017, he was awarded two Advanced Research Grant of the European Research Council, in 2012 he received the Leibniz Price of the German Science Foundation, in 2013 the Bruker Prize and in 2014 the Max Planck Research Award. He is member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Science and has continuously been listed as “Highly Cited Researcher” since 2014.

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INVITED SPEAKERS

Dr. Mikael Afzelius

Dr. Mikael Afzelius

University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Prof. Barak Dayan

Prof. Barak Dayan

Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel

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Prof. Simon Groeblacher

Prof. Simon Groeblacher

TU Delft, Netherlands

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Dr. Thierry Lahaye

Dr. Thierry Lahaye

Institut D'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, France

Thierry Lahaye (born 1979 in Toulouse, France) studied physics at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He then studied for his PhD at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, under the supervision of Jean Dalibard. In 2006 he joined Tilman Pfau’s group in Stuttgart, Germany, as a post-doctoral researcher, and there he worked on dipolar quantum gases. He was hired by CNRS as a permanent researcher in 2008, and since 2012 he has been in charge, at Institut d’Optique in Palaiseau, France, in Antoine Browaeys’ group, of quantum simulation experiments using arrays of individual Rydberg atoms.

Speech Title: Quantum many-body physics in arrays of single Rydberg atoms.

 

Dr. Tim Hugo Taminiau

Dr. Tim Hugo Taminiau

QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University, Netherlands

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