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For his seminal and pioneering work in the area of quantum thermodynamics which “significantly improved our understanding of how fundamental thermodynamic processes behave in the quantum regime", Martí Perarnau Llobet, former postdoc in Ignacio Cirac's theory group, has received the NJP Early Career Award. more

Flore Kunst, postdoc in Ignacio Cirac's Theory Group, is awarded with the "Oseen Medal" for the best doctoral thesis. After being named "Female Physicist of the Week" by the German Physical Society (DFG) in March 2020, this is already the second award the talented young scientist has been honoured with this year more

Dr. Flore Kunst, Postdoc researcher in the Theory group at MPQ, which is directed by Ignacio Cirac, was nominated the “Female Physicist of the Week” by the German Physical Society (DPG). With this initiative the DPG wants to create more awareness for physics not being a purely male domain. more

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced its new Consolidator Grants for the year 2019. One of the coveted grants is awarded to Norbert Schuch, who can now continue his research on complex quantum systems for at least another five years. more

Prof. Matthias Kling has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) more

The John Steward Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications, or simply Bell Prize in short, recognizes the world's most significant contributions to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. This week, the price which is well known and regarded amongst physicists was awarded to two great pioneers of quantum science and technology: Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller. more

Johannes Zeiher, former doctoral student at the MPQ, receives the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for his outstanding doctoral thesis. It is a special honor for excellent junior researchers more

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina's largest and most important university, has awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Ignacio Cirac, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Head of the Theory Department. more

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