Hector Fellow since 2012Prof. 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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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.