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

Former Directors

External Scientific Members

Prof. Dr. Raphael Levine
Institute of Chemistry 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Prof. Dr. Marlan O. Scully
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Texas A&M University
Prof. Dr. Peter Zoller
Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
Austrian Academy of Sciences more

Head of the Institute

Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cirac
Director of the Theory Group
Executive Director more
Dr. Adelbert Piehler
Head of Administration more

Research Group Leaders

Dr. Christian Groß
Rydberg-dressed Quantum Many-Body Systems more
Dr. Andreas Reiserer
Quantum Networks more
Dr. Richard Schmidt
Theory of Quantum Matter 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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