Scientific Awards

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Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Sciences and Humanities has elected Professor Immanuel Bloch as an ordinary member

July 10, 2018
In a general assembly, the BBAW has appointed Professor Immanuel Bloch, Chair of Experimental Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, an ordinary member. [more]

Professor Dan Stamper-Kurn is elected “MPQ Distinguished Scholar”

May 07, 2018
Professor Dan Stamper-Kurn from Berkeley University is visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. [more]

Professor Immanuel Bloch is elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences

April 19, 2018
The Plenary Assembly of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences has appointed Professor Immanuel Bloch, Chair of Experimental Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, an ordinary member. [more]

Helmholtz Award 2018 for Axel Beyer and Lothar Maisenbacher

March 07, 2018
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics receive the Helmholtz Award for high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirming the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen. [more]

Dr. Alejandro González Tudela has won the NJP Early Career Award 2017

December 07, 2017
The New Journal of Physics Editorial Board, the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) and the Institute of Physics (IOP) have selected Dr. Alejandro González Tudela, a young scientist in the Theory Division of Prof. Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, as the winner of the New Journal of Physics Early Career Award for 2017. [more]

Jordi Tura receives Thesis Prize from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

December 04, 2017
Dr. Jordi Tura i Brugués, a young scientist in the Theory Division of Prof. Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching near Munich), has been honoured with the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) thesis prize. [more]

Prof. Ignacio Cirac receives Max-Planck Medal from the German Physical Society

November 23, 2017
The Max-Planck medal is the most prestigious award of the German Physical Society (DPG) for outstanding performances in the area of theoretical physics. It is given once a year to a brilliant scientist who is following in the tracks of Max Planck. [more]