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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]

Prof. Ignacio Cirac is elected member of the Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina

May 30, 2017
The Board of the “Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften” has elected Professor Ignacio Cirac, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching and Head of the Theory Division, a member in recognition of his “scientific achievements and personality”. Professor Ignacio Cirac is a worldwide renowned physicist in the field of quantum physics and quantum information theory. [more]

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi on Minerva Fast Track Programme

March 01, 2017
Dr. Hanieh Fattahi, a young physicist at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been chosen for the Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme. [more]