Scientific Members and Directors

Current Directors

Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch
Director of the Group Quantum Many Body Systems more
Prof. Dr. J. Ignacio Cirac
Director of the Group Theory more
Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
Director of the Group Attosecond Physics more

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rempe
Director of the group Quantum Dynamics more

Emeritus Directors

Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch
Director of the Emeritus Group Laser Spectroscopy more

Former Directors

Prof. Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kompa
Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Oprics more

External Scientific Members

Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt
Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
Austrian Academy of Sciences
(Picture: IQOQI / M.R. Knabl) more
Prof. Dr. Raphael Levine
Institute of Chemistry 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Prof. Dr. Marlan O. Scully

Prof. Dr. Marlan O. Scully

Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Texas A&M University
Prof. Dr. Jelena Vučković
Stanford University more
Prof. Dr. Peter Zoller
Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
Austrian Academy of Sciences
(Picture: C. Lackner) more

Head of the Institute

Prof. Dr. J. Ignacio Cirac
Director of the Theory Group
Executive Director more
Nina Kilgus
Administrative Director more
Dr. Eileen Welz
Administrative Director more

Research Group Leaders

Dr. Philipp Preiss
Atomic Quantum Matter more
Dr. Andreas Reiserer
Quantum Networks more
Dr. Richard Schmidt
Theory of Quantum Matter more
Dr. Johannes Zeiher
Quantum Matter Interfaces more


Currently there about 350 people employed at the MPQ, of which 200 employees are researchers. 

External Committees

General Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board

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