Louis is a new PhD student at DK ALM

Louis Lafforgue joined the group of Prof. Dr. Francesca Ferlaino at the end of 2022 for his PhD studies and on August, 1st 2023 he joined the FWF Doctoral Programme Atoms, Light, and Molecules (DK-ALM). Louis is currently working on the erbium experiment on optical lattices and in-situ imaging. He received his MSc from the University of Innsbruck on a study of a dipolar gas confined in a one-dimensional lattice and construction of a new imaging setup for the ERBIUM experiment.  

Alex wins a PhD dissertation prize!

Alex Patscheider, who finished his PhD with us last year, just received one of this year’s Hypo Tirol Prizes for his dissertation on controlling and understanding of dipolar quantum gases of erbium atoms.  Congratulations! 👏

Currently, Alex works as a Quantum Network Engineer at the Canada-based quantum technology company Photonic Inc.

Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria granted

Quantum Science Austria
University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna, Vienna University of Technology, University of Linz, IST Austria, Austrian Academy of Sciences

The Second Quantum Revolution – the breathtaking development of modern quantum science – would not have been conceivable without the pioneering contributions from Austria. Based on them, quantum technologies are being developed today that surpass classical technologies in many areas. The Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria, which has now been approved by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, is advancing basic research in the quantum sciences, aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge and thus be the engine for future innovations. The focus is on fundamental questions regarding the quantum nature of space, time and gravity, new paradigms in quantum information science and the physics of quantum many-body systems. The scientists* in Innsbruck, Vienna, Linz and Klosterneuburg are asking innovative fundamental questions that can only be solved by combining the unique know-how available in Austria. With well-controlled model systems based on trapped ions, ultracold atoms, long-range interaction systems, photonic systems, superconducting quantum circuits, and nanoscopic solid-state systems, they aim to unravel the most challenging puzzles of the quantum world.