Hector Fellow since 2012
Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch

Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch

Chair for Exper­i­men­tal Physics, Ludwig-Maxim­il­ians-Univer­sity Munich & Quantum Many Body Systems Division, Max Planck Insti­tute of Quantum Optics

Immanuel Bloch is Profes­sor for Exper­i­men­tal Physics at the Ludwig-Maxim­il­ians-Univer­sity Munich and Direc­tor of the Max Planck Insti­tute of Quantum Optics in Garching.

He is one of the world's leading scien­tists in the field of ultra­cold quantum matter research near the absolute temper­a­ture zero point. Using laser beams, it gener­ates artifi­cial crystals of light in which ultra­cold atoms can be captured. This enables the inves­ti­ga­tion of funda­men­tal quantum mechan­i­cal processes in materials.

His research was acknowl­edged, inter alia, by the Harvey Prize, the Körber European Science Prize, a Synergy Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), the Senior Bose-Einstein Conden­sa­tion Award, the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Founda­tion (DFG) and the Bavar­ian Maxim­il­ian­sor­den for Science and Art (2021). He is also a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopold­ina), the Bavar­ian Academy of Sciences and Human­i­ties, the Berlin-Branden­burg Academy of Sciences and Human­i­ties (BBAW) and the Max Planck Society.

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Doctor­ate Currently not vacant

Immanuel Bloch is currently unavail­able to super­vise doctoral projects.


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Hector Science Award Winner 2012 is Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch

Hector Fellow Immanuel Bloch is one of the leading researchers in the field of quantum physics. He inves­ti­gates ultra­cold quantum gases at temper­a­tures near absolute zero.

Forschungsfeld Physik

— Physics

Exper­i­men­tal Physics / Quantum Optics

Research fields

Ultra­cold Quantum Gases
Quantum Infor­ma­tion
Strongly Corre­lated Many-Body Systems
Non-Equilib­rium Phenomena
Topolog­i­cal Phases of Matter