He is awarded for his fundamental work in the field of quantum physics
Hector Fellow Immanuel Bloch, one of the leading scientists in the field of quantum physics, has been awarded the "ZEISS Research Award" for his fundamental work in the field of experimental quantum simulation using ultracold atoms.
Since 1990, ZEISS honors outstanding research achievements in the fields of optics and photonics with the "ZEISS Research Award". This year, the award goes to Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch. Bloch, who holds a doctorate in physics, is scientific director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching and professor of experimental physics at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, and is considered a pioneer of quantum research. Since 2012 Immanuel Bloch has been a member of the Hector Fellow Academy. With highly complex optical experiments at the interface of quantum optics, quantum information processing and solid-state physics, he has founded a new field of research: the study of artificial quantum matter using ultracold atoms in artificial crystals of light, so-called optical lattices.
"I am very pleased to receive this high award, which honours our scientific work in the field of quantum simulations of more than two decades. It is great to be part of such an excellent group of scientists who received this award before me," says Immanuel Bloch.
The award ceremony will take place on June 26 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.