Robert AxmannRead more
Robert Axmann studied aerospace engineering in Munich and Cranfield, where he earned his doctorate in aerospace engineering. With 20 years of experience at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), he has been leading the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative since 2021.
Philippe BouyerRead more
Pr P. Bouyer is professor at the University of Amsterdam and Technical University of Eindhoven. He is the coordinator of the Quantum Sensing program at Quantum Delta NL. He is the former Deputy Director of the Institute d’Optique and founding Director of the Laboratory of Photonics, Digital and Nanosciences at CNRS, IOGS, Université Bordeaux. He is co-founder of Muquans (now Exail), a France-based company dedicated to quantum sensors. Dr. Bouyer received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the École Normale Supérieure/laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Université Paris Sud. Subsequently, he was a visiting professor of physics at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, among other positions. His current research interest concerns matter-wave interferometry for navigation and tests of general relativity.
Tommaso CalarcoRead more
Tommaso Calarco has pioneered the application of quantum optimal control methods to quantum computation and to many-body quantum systems. Currently the Director of the Institute for Quantum Control of the Peter Grünberg Institute at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Prof. of Quantum Information at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the University of Cologne, Tommaso has authored in 2016 the Quantum Manifesto, which initiated the European Commission’s Quantum Flagship initiative, and is currently the Chairman of one of the Flagship’s Governing Bodies: The Quantum Community Network (QCN). In 2020 he has launched an initiative towards the creation of a consortium of European quantum industries, which has been legally established in 2021 under the name of European Quantum Industry Consortium.
Thierry DebuisschertRead more
Thierry Debuisschert obtained his PhD from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, in 1990. He is a senior scientist at Thales Research & Technology-Fr. He actively contributed to the deployment of Europe's first quantum key distribution infrastructure in 2008 (SECOQC). He has coordinated numerous national and European research projects. He is currently coordinator of the AMADEUS project, federating the efforts of leading European groups on quantum sensors based on NV centers in diamond. Within the Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), he leads the expert group on quantum sensing. He is Chairman of the Quantum Coordination Board (QCB) of the European Quantum Flagship. He is the author of over 50 publications, has supervised more than 15 students and has served on several scientific boards.
Vanesa DiazRead more
Vanesa Diaz is the CEO of LuxQuanta, where she expertly drives the company's business development, strategic partnerships, and investor relationships. With a remarkable international professional career spanning over 20 years in the Telecommunication industry, Diaz brings a unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen to her leadership role. Before joining LuxQuanta, Diaz held the position of Market Development Manager for Corning Optical Communications in the EMEA region. Diaz graduated with honours from the University of Cantabria, where she obtained a Master's Engineering Degree in Telecommunications. She also completed a Master of Business and Marketing program at Griffith University, Australia.
Elif Kiesow Cortez
Elif Kiesow CortezRead more
Dr. Elif Kiesow Cortez is the director of Quantum & AI at Ethicqual leading international projects. Elif is also a researcher for Stanford University currently working on her project focusing on a transatlantic governance framework for Quantum technologies. She has been appointed as an advisory board member for projects of leading institutions including the UNFCCC, IAPP and European Research Council. Elif has acquired research grants for projects commissioned by the German Research Association (DFG), Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) among others. Previously, Elif was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. Elif is an expert on behavioral strategies for designing effective policy regarding emerging technologies.
Laure Le Bars
Laure Le BarsRead more
Laure Le Bars is Research Project Director at SAP. She coordinates a Quantum Computing initiative at SAP. She is member of the Governing Board and President of the European Quantum Industry Consortium, since February 2021 (QuIC). She works on several European projects like Big Data Value Association (Board of Directors and Vice-President), Smart Data Innovation Lab, EIT Digital, Academy Cube, also the French-German cooperation on Digital Economy. She was SAP Labs Canada Managing Director since its inception in 1997 until 2008. In parallel, she conducted an analysis for a lab in Central & East Europe in 2004, established the lab in Budapest and was the Managing Director of SAP Labs Hungary until 2007. She joined SAP as a development consultant in Canada and the US in 1995
Wolfgang LechnerRead more
Wolfgang Lechner is Professor at the University of Innsbruck and co-founder/CEO at ParityQC. Wolfgang Lechner received his PhD at the University of Vienna in 2009 and after a PostDoc he joined Prof. Peter Zollers group in Innsbruck where he contributed to the fields of quantum simulation and quantum computing. In 2017 he has established his own research group dedicated to the development of quantum computing and simulation. He is best known for the introduction of the parity architecture, a quantum computing architecture for near term as well as universal digital computing on realistic quantum hardware.
Chiara MacchiavelloRead more
Chiara Macchiavello received her PhD in 1995 from the University of Pavia. She then spent two years at the University of Oxford with a Marie Curie postdoctoral position. In 1998 she became research assistant at the University of Pavia, where she is now Professor of the Physics of Quantum Computation. She has made relevant contributions in various aspects of theoretical quantum information science, including pioneer work in quantum error correction and quantum algorithms, quantum privacy amplification and quantum cloning. For her work she was awarded a prestigeous prize from Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in 2006.
Jürgen MlynekRead more
Jürgen Mlynek, an experimental physicist, is Chairman of the Falling Walls Foundation and Prof. Emeritus of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His main fields of research are experimental quantum optics and atomic physics. He served as Vice-President of the German Research Foundation and later as President of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. From 2005 until 2015, he has been President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. For his own research, Mlynek was awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.
Thomas MonzRead more
Thomas Monz completed a MSc on quantum networks using trapped ions, and complemented this work with a PhD in experimental physics including metrology and the implementation of quantum algorithms using charged atoms. His PostDoc time led him and his team to realize the first-of-its-kind ion-trap quantum computer inside a 19'' rack. The team demonstrated entanglement of 24 qubits, a programmable quantum sensor, and is currently focusing on quantum error correction.
Tracy NorthupRead more
Tracy Northup is a professor of experimental physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her research explores quantum interfaces between light and matter, focusing on trapped-ion and cavity-based interfaces for quantum networks and quantum optomechanics. She received her PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 2008 and then held an appointment as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Innsbruck, where she was the recipient of a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship and an Elise Richter Fellowship. She became an assistant professor at the University of Innsbruck in 2015 and has been a full professor since 2017; she held an Ingeborg Hochmair Professorship from 2017 to 2022.
Johanna SepúlvedaRead more
Johanna Sepúlveda received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She was a Senior Researcher in the area of security and emerging technologies at the University of South Brittany, INRIA and at the Technical University of Munich. Currently she holds a position as the Airbus Expert on Quantum-Secure Technologies, being Chief Engineer of different European quantum initiatives such as EuroQCI. Also she is the vice-chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of Quantum Technologies for the European Commission and leader of the Strategic Industry Roadmap at the Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC). She has more than 15 years of experience in R&T and R&D in the area of security, networked systems, HPC and quantum technologies.
Jacob ShersonRead more
Jacob Sherson holds professorships of Management at Aarhus University and Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University and is Director of the Center for Hybrid Intelligence and the game-based citizen science platform ScienceAtHome with +300,000 contributors. Jacob co-leads the pan-European Quantum Technology workforce efforts, coordinates the 17mio€ EU project, DigiQ, on Pan-European Quantum Master's education and is the director of the European Quantum Readiness Center. Jacob advises public and private institutions on AI and quantum technologies, is a TedX speaker (+300k views) and won the 2020 Falling Walls in Science and Innovation Management, 2019 Bold Award on Boldest AI + Boldest Scientific Project, 2018 Grundfos Prize and 2017 Ministerial Research Communication Prize.
Thomas StrohmRead more
Thomas Strohm received his PhD in 1999 at the MPI for Solid State Research where he did theoretical work on high-Tc superconductors. Then, he joined Corporate Research of Robert Bosch GmbH and worked for 10+ years in SW engineering research and as a system & SW architect. In 2013, he started setting up the research activities on quantum technologies at Bosch, where he is Chief Expert for Quantum Technologies. Bosch has R&D activities in q computing applications and in q sensing. In 2020, together with Tommaso Calarco, he established the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), and acts as vice president and work group leader. He also represents QuIC in the Strategic Advisory Board of the Quantum Flagship. Thomas is also part of the steering committee of QUTAC.
Costanza ToninelliRead more
After a master thesis in atomic physics including one year at the Ecole Normal Superièure in Paris, and a PhD in nanophotonics and complex systems in Florence, she was a postdoc fellow at ETH in Zürich, studying single molecule spectroscopy. After receiving the Caroline von Humboldt prize in 2011, Costanza became Researcher at INO-CNR and group leader at LENS. In 2023 Costanza is awarded the ERC consolidator grant for the project QUINTESSEnCE. Her interest focuses on the development of quantum technologies based on the coupling between single-molecule based quantum emitters to nanostructured materials, yielding on-chip single photon sources as well as quantum sensors. She also likes to play with light transport in complex systems and fluorescence-based sensors.
Andreas WallraffRead more
Andreas Wallraff is Full Professor for Solid-State Physics in the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich. His work focuses on the experimental investigation of quantum effects in superconducting electronic circuits for fundamental quantum optics experiments and for applications in quantum information processing. His group at ETH Zurich researches micro- and nano-electronics as well as hybrid quantum systems combining superconducting electronic circuits with semiconductor quantum dots, making use of fast and sensitive microwave techniques at ultra-low temperatures.
Frank Wilhelm-MauchRead more
Studied physics with Diplom/MSc (1996) and doctoral degree (1999) at Karlsruhe University (now KIT) in theoretical condensed matter Postdoctoral reseracher at Delft University of Technology (1999-2001) Senior researcher / lecturer, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (2001-2005) with habilitation in theoretical physics (2004) Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (2006-2011) Full Professor, Saarland University (since 2011) Director, Institute for Quantum Computing Analytics (PGI-12), Forschungszentrum Jülich (since 2020) Founder and managing director, Qruise GmbH (since 2021)
Jörg WrachtrupRead more
Jörg Wrachtrup, professor and director of the 3rd Institute of Physics (since 2000) and the Center for Applied Quantum Technology (since 2016), both of the University of Stuttgart, as well as Max Planck fellow at the MPI for Solid State Research Stuttgart, has pioneered the field of single-spin physics by initiating the very first single electron and subsequently the first single nuclear spins experiments. By combining optics and spin resonance, he discovered defects in insulators, most notably defects in diamond, as a valuable system for quantum information processing in a novel type of quantum sensor for electric and magnetic fields. He and his group pioneered application of these novel sensor techniques.
Antonio AcinRead more
Antonio Acín is an ICREA Research Professor at ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences. He got his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2001 from the University of Barcelona. After a post-doctoral stay in Geneva, he joined ICFO in 2003. At ICFO, Acín leads the Quantum Information Theory group. The group activities focus on quantum information theory and quantum communication, with an emphasis on quantum cryptography, but also cover other fields such as quantum optics, many-body physics, quantum thermodynamics, of the foundations of quantum physics.
Andris AmbainisRead more
Andris Ambainis (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001) is a professor of computer science at the University of Latvia. He is known for developing quantum algorithms and studying limits of quantum computation. Ambainis has developed quantum walks (quantum counterparts of random walks) into a major method for constructing new quantum algorithms, used by scientists worldwide. He invented the quantum adversary method, the most widely used method for quantum lower bounds and has constructed record-breaking examples of advantage for quantum computers. His research has been recognized by an ERC Advanced Grant and the Grand Medal of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Markus ArndtRead more
2020 – 2024 Director, Vienna Doctoral School in Physics 2012 – 2014 Dean of Physics, Univ. of Vienna since 2008 Full Professor of Quantum Nanophysics, Univ. of Vienna 2004 – 2008 V. Prof. of Quantum Nanophysics, Univ. of Vienna 2002 Ao. Univ. Prof. , Univ. of Vienna 1999 – 2002 Assistant, Univ. of Vienna, with A. Zeilinger 1997 – 1998 Postdoc, Univ. of Innsbruck, with A. Zeilinger 1995 – 1997 Postdoc, Ecole Normale Supérieure / Paris, with Jean Dalibard 1991 – 1995 PhD & Postdoc LMU/Munich and MPQ/Garching: with A. R. Weis & T. W. Hänsch 1990 – 1991 Diploma at LMU Munich, with H. Walther Research specialisation: • Universal matter-wave interferometry • Quantum tools for biomolecular physical chemistry • Optical cooling of nanomaterials
Silke AuchterRead more
Silke Auchter is a Technology Development Engineer at Infineon Technologies Austria AG, focusing on the development of microstructured ion traps. After her Bachelor and Master in Physics at the University of Regensburg and University of Innsbruck, she continued her academic career with a PhD at Infineon in Villach in collaboration with the Quantum Optics and Spectroscopy research group at the University of Innsbruck. Within the EU funding project PIEDMONS, she designed and realized the first industrially microfabricated 3D ion trap. Since 2022 she has a permanent position at Infineon, being responsible for the development and fabrication of ion trap chips for quantum information processing as well as for ion clocks.
Jean-Daniel BancalRead more
Jean-Daniel Bancal obtained his Ph.D. from University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2012. After postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Quantum Technologies (Singapore), University of Basel (Switzerland) and University of Geneva, he has been a CEA researcher at Institut de Physique Théorique (France) since 2020. His interests lie in quantum information, quantum applications and quantum foundations. He is a recipient of the J. Wurth prize and the Paul Ehrenfest award.
Christoph BecherRead more
Christoph Becher is a full professor of experimental physics at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, leading the quantum optics research group since 2005. He received his PhD in physics from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1998 and held two postdoctoral positions: at University of California, Santa Barbara (1999-2000) and at University of Innsbruck, Austria (2001-2005), working on quantum optics and quantum computing with semiconductor quantum dots and trapped ions. His current research interests are in the field of quantum technologies for quantum communication & sensing, in particular exploration of color centers in diamond as quantum bits and single photon nonlinear optics, e.g. quantum frequency conversion for quantum networks.
Engelbert BeyerRead more
Engelbert Beyer studied economics at Münster University. In 1989, he joined the then Federal Ministry for Research and Technology. Starting in 1997, he headed various ministry divisions working in the fields of knowledge and technology transfer, innovation policy analyses and funding programmes. In 2006, he assumed responsibility for drafting the High-Tech Strategy. In addition, he played a major role in the establishment of the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation(SPRIND) and in initiatives for regional innovation support. From 2018 onwards, he has been Deputy Director-General with responsibility for strategic technology funding programmes, including Industrie4.0, the future of value creation, new materials, microelectronics, cybersecurity, quantum systems and artificial intelligence.
Mark BielerRead more
Mark Bieler received the diploma and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Toronto from 2003 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, where he is currently the head of the Quantum Electronics Department. He has co-authored over 160 journal and conference papers and coordinated three European research projects. His scientific interests include ultrafast light-matter interaction and superconducting quantum technology.
Gerhard BirklRead more
Gerhard Birkl is professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt and chair of the ‘Atoms-Photons-Quanta’ group. His research interests include the investigation quantum-degenerate gases (e.g., Bose-Einstein condensates), quantum simulation, quantum computation, and quantum metrology with individual ultra-cold atoms, laser cooling and high-resolution spectroscopy of highly charged ions in ion traps and storage rings, the application of micro-optical systems to atom optics and ATOMTRONICS, and the development of advanced laser systems and control electronics. He is spokesperson of the Darmstadt-Neutral-Atom-Quantum-Technology-Platform (DaNaQTP) and member of the Helmholtz Forschungsakademie - Hessen für FAIR (HFHF).
Mathieu BozzioRead more
After completing his PhD in quantum cryptography at the University Paris-Saclay, Mathieu Bozzio is now developing practical security proofs and experimental demonstrations of mistrustful quantum primitives at the University of Vienna.
Gabriele BulgariniRead more
Gabriele Bulgarini started his journey in quantum technology with a PhD at the Delft University of Technology on the topic of semiconductor non-classical light sources in photonics nanostructures. In 2014, he joined Single Quantum where he contributed in establishing the company as the global market leader for superconducting nanowire single photon detectors in the role of General Manager. Since 2019, Gabriele is Program Manager for quantum technologies at TNO covering a broad portfolio of projects in quantum computing, communication and sensing. Gabriele is coordinator of the European project Qu-Test that brings together research institutes and industry to establish the first network of distributed testbed for quantum technologies.
Niels BultinkRead more
Dr Niels Bultink, CEO Qblox: Niels has more than eight years of experience in experimental quantum computing with superconducting circuits performing the first feedback on solid-state qubits in 2012. His PhD research with Leonardo DiCarlo at TU Delft has led to more than ten scientific publications centred around fault-tolerant quantum computing with superconducting circuits. The work, that was part of the IARPA-funded QuSurf project has materialized in a complete redesign of control stacks. These stacks now enable the control of 50 qubits and beyond in a completely integrated package at Qblox. Niels is responsible for the product roadmap, Fundraising, and HR at Qblox.
Federico CentroneRead more
I am a postdoctoral researcher based at ICFO research institute in Barcelona. With a primary focus on quantum optics and continuous variables paradigms, my scientific research centers on theoretical conception and simulation of quantum information protocols. I place particular emphasis on the experimental realization of these protocols using state-of-the-art photonic technology, while also addressing their energetic efficiency. Currently, I am engaged in developing the optical implementation of NISQ variational algorithms in the non-Gaussian continuous variables framework. My strong background in experimental physics allows me to engage in meaningful discussions with experimentalists, facilitating the design of realistic theoretical models for practical applications.
Alba Cervera-LiertaRead more
Alba Cervera-Lierta is a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. She earned her PhD in 2019 at the University of Barcelona, where she studied physics and an MSc in particle physics. After her PhD, she moved to the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow at the Alán Aspuru-Guizik group. She works on near-term quantum algorithms and their applications, high-dimensional quantum computation, and artificial intelligence strategies in quantum physics. Since October 2021, she is the coordinator of the Quantum Spain project, an initiative to boost the quantum computing ecosystem that will acquire and operate a quantum computer at the BSC-CNS.
Salvatore CinàRead more
Salvatore Cinà is Program Director for Quantum Technologies at CEA. He was previously in charge of technology transfer, building and managing strategic industrial partnerships. Earlier he was Deputy Head of the Optoelectronic Department at CEAtech-LETI, as well as Executive Director of the III-V lab, a joint venture between CEA, Thales and Nokia. As a scientist, he worked at the University of Cambridge on Si transistors, at Toshiba Cambridge Research Centre on III-V semiconductors devices, at Cambridge Display Technology on organic semiconductors optoelectronic devices, and at Thomson on the development of OLED-based displays. Salvatore has a degree in Physics from the University of Rome, and a PhD in Semiconductor Physics from the University of Cambridge.
Esperanza Cuenca-GomezRead more
Esperanza Cuenca-Gómez is Head of Strategy and Outreach at Multiverse Computing. She has a background in finance and strategy consulting. Quantum mechanics has always fascinated Esperanza, so she decided to study and research in quantum technologies. As an engineer, Esperanza sees applied science and engineering as ways to build new technologies, solve problems, and contribute to society. Esperanza is a member of Bankinter Foundation for Innovation FIBK Voices, an ecosystem of experts who are international referents and give the Foundation their vision on how innovation is revolutionising areas such as science, technology, entrepreneurship or education. Esperanza also serves as Head of Change Navigation at the Quantum Strategy Institute.
Ivo Pietro Degiovanni
Ivo Pietro DegiovanniRead more
Ivo Pietro Degiovanni is a Senior Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM). He has developed his scientific competences in the fields of Quantum Metrology, Quantum Communication and Quantum Optics as testified by his publications (more than 90 papers, h-index 36). He is the Chairman of the EURAMET European Metrology Network for Quantum Technologies (EMN-Q), and he serves as a Member of the “Consiglio di Direzione Scientifica” of INRIM. He is an Associate Editor of EPJ D, and of the EPJ QT. He is Lecturer of the course “Quantum Communication” at University of Torino (Torino Graduate School in Physics and Astrophysics). He is the INRIM representative in the ETSI ISG-QKD. He is eligible as University Full Professor following a Italian Evaluation (2018-2020)
Gianni Del Bimbo
Gianni Del BimboRead more
At Multiverse, I started as quantum machine learning specialist and later worked as head of quantum engineering managing teams and leading client projects in finance, energy, manufacturing and chemistry. As COO, I’m now responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing day-to-day operations to drive the company’s strategy. MSc in Condensed Matter Physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich. BSc in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Florence.
Oskar van Deventer
Oskar van DeventerRead more
Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer is chair of CEN-CENELEC JTC22, which has been developing European standards for quantum technologies since early 2023. He was also chair of the CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on Quantum Technologies (FGQT, 2020-2022), where a group of experts developed the European Standardization Roadmap on Quantum Technologies. Oskar is a senior scientist with TNO, the largest research institute of The Netherlands. He graduated in electrical engineering in 1987, and obtained his PhD in optical-fibre communication in 1994, both at the TU Eindhoven. He has been active contributor to a wide variety of international standards bodies (ITU, ETSI, ISO, MPEG, HbbTV, DVB, Hyperledger, W3C, …).
Eleni DiamantiRead more
Eleni Diamanti is CNRS research director at the LIP6 laboratory of Sorbonne University in Paris. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2006 and then worked as a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Optics Graduate School in Palaiseau before joining the CNRS in 2009. Her research focuses on experimental quantum cryptography and communication complexity, and on the development of photonic resources for quantum networks. She is a recipient of a European Research Council Starting Grant, coordinator of the Paris Centre for Quantum Technologies, and an elected member of the Board of Stakeholders of the European Public Private Partnership in Photonics. She is also cofounder and scientific advisor of the start-up company Welinq.
Simone DonadelloRead more
Simone Donadello received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Trento in 2016, with his experimental thesis focusing on ultracold atoms and quantum gases. From 2017 to 2020, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher Fellow at Politecnico di Milano, where he worked on innovative solutions for low-coherence interferometry and optical monitoring in high-power laser processes. Since 2020, he has been a Researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM). His current research interests include the development of methods for long-range Quantum Key Distribution over optical fibers, interferometric techniques with ultrastable lasers, optical fiber sensing for distributed seismological and environmental monitoring, and optical frequency metrology.
Laura DreissenRead more
Laura Dreissen did her PhD research in the field of precision spectroscopy in simple atomic and molecular systems to test of quantum electrodynamics theory and received her degree in 2020 with honors (cum-laude) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2019, she became a postdoctoral researcher at the PTB in Braunschweig and received a prestigious Humboldt fellowship to conduct a search for Lorentz symmetry violation with trapped ions. In 2023, she joined the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as assistant professor, where she started her own research group focused on precision trapped-ion quantum metrology for the search for new physics. She explores techniques from quantum information science and precision frequency metrology to take full advantage of the quantum system.
Christian ErtlerRead more
I am theoretical physicist by training and conducted several years of research on the dynamics of open quantum systems at different university research groups in Germany, Austria and US. After that I worked for six years as a project coordinator at the German Aerospace center, managing large scale research projects in the field of energy research. Since two years I am Head of Technology Partnerships at ParityQC Germany GmbH being in charge of the scientific management of the German subsidiary of ParityQC.
Sebastian EtcheverryRead more
Dr. Sebastian Etcheverry is the co-founder and CTO of LuxQuanta, playing a pivotal role in propelling the R&D team's continuous pursuit of technological advancements. Dr. Etcheverry earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from KTH in Switzerland, specializing in optical fiber components. Following this, he became a part of the Optoelectronics group at ICFO, where he dedicated himself to the R&D of Continuous Variable Quantum key distribution technology (CV-QKD) systems. After three years of research and technology incubation, Sebastian co-established LuxQuanta in 2021 alongside Dr. Saeed Ghasemi. LuxQuanta has already achieved rapid growth, successfully introducing a commercial CV-QKD system to the market and solidifying its position as a reference in the field of Quantum Cryptography.
Sergej FaletičRead more
Sergej Faletič is assistant professor at University of Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. He works in Physics Education Research and he has been involved in Physics Teacher education since 2007. His main research area is teaching and learning quantum mechanics (T&LQM) at pre-university level. He has been developing and implementing quantum mechanics courses for high-school students since 2014. He has been involved in two pilot projects of the education innitiatives of Quantum Flagship and is one of the responsibles for the thematic group on T&LQM of the International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP). Since 2019 he has co-organised several symposia on T&LQM to bring experts together and facilitate exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Armin FeistRead more
Armin Feist is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, where he works at the junction between solid-state physics, electron microscopy, and quantum optics. He studied Physics in Leipzig, Leeds, and Göttingen before pursuing his Ph.D. with Claus Ropers at the University of Göttingen. He received various awards, including the Optica Li Innovation Prize 2022, the 2019 EPS-QEOD Thesis Prize, and the Jan Peter Toennies Physik-Preis 2018. Currently, his research interests range from ultrafast materials dynamics to optically-enhanced electron microscopy, aiming to merge free electrons with photonic and solid-state quantum technology.
Dagmar FloeckRead more
Dr. Dagmar Floeck is a Scientific officer at the European Scientific Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) since early 2022. From 2017 until 2022 she was a Policy officer at DG CNECT where she closely followed and worked for the Quantum Technologies Flagship e.g. as project officer for the Flagships coordination and support actions. Dagmar graduated in physics from the FU Berlin, received her PhD in physics from the Goethe University Frankfurt and moved then on to a Post-doc at La Sapienza in Rome. She has now more than 12 years experience in national and European research funding activities.
Elina FuchsRead more
Junior Professor at Leibniz University Hannover & PTB Braunschweig, Germany, since 2021 Senior Research Fellow at CERN and Theory Coordinator of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative, Switzerland, 2021-2023 Feodor Lynen-Fellow/ Postdoc at Fermilab & University of Chicago, USA, 2019-2021 Minerva Fellow/ Postdoc at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2015-2019 PhD at DESY & University of Hamburg, Germany, 2012-2015 B.Sc. & M.Sc. in physics at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany, 2006-2012, with studies abroad at Helsinki University, Finland (2009-2010) & UC Santa Cruz, USA (2011) Awards: Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Price 2023, Outreach Award of Göttingen University, Science Award Lower Saxony 2009, Fellowships of the Humboldt Foundation, Minerva Foundation, German National Academic Found
Judith GabelRead more
Dr. Judith Gabel studied physics in Würzburg, Germany, and Stony Brook, USA. Afterwards, she did her Ph.D. in experimental physics at Würzburg University, investigating how oxide quantum materials can be manipulated and used in novel electronic applications. She followed up that research as a postdoctoral researcher at Diamond Light Source, a large-scale science facility in the UK near Oxford. In 2022, Judith Gabel joined the Quantum Lifelong Learning (QL3) project, a project of the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. She develops courses about quantum technologies for professionals in industry, to help along the transfer of ideas from the university research groups to industry.
Linda GianiniRead more
I received the Master's Degree in Electronics with specialization in Photonics from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2020. In the same year, I started a Ph.D. at the Doctoral School of Microelectronics of the University of Pavia, Italy, in partnership with the Department of Optics and Photonics at CEA Leti in Grenoble, France. My current research focuses on integrated photonics with Quantum applications.
Magdalena HauserRead more
Magdalena is co-CEO of ParityQC - a quantum architecture company - together with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lechner. Previously she was co-founder and CEO of I.E.C.T. - Hermann Hauser, which focused on fostering entrepreneurship and supporting spin-offs in developing their ideas into successful companies. Alongside she managed Hermann Hauser's investment vehicle in Europe, where they mainly invested in DeepTech spin-offs. She co-founded the non-profit association AI Austria and in 2018 was selected among the Forbes 30under30 for her activities in the investment field.
Ana HelmanRead more
Dr. Ana Helman is Managing Director at the European Center for Quantum Sciences (University of Strasbourg) in charge of the quantum computing platform aQCess. She has managed large-scale collaborative research programmes in physics, materials science, nanotechnology and research infrastructures as Science Officer at the European Science Foundation. She has been working for the U.S. National Science Foundation Europe Office promoting cross-Atlantic collaborations. She has been one of the initiators on the Graphene Flagship and has acted as its European Alignment Officer until 2022. Her scientific background is in semiconductor physics and materials science with academic and industrial research experience. She has acted as advisor to the European Commission and international organisations.
Michèle HeursRead more
Michèle Heurs is a professor of experimental physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover and leader of the group “Quantum Control”. She is a council member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). She is dean of QUEST Leibniz Forschungsschule, an interdisciplinary faculty at LUH, and principal investigator in two Centres of Excellence, PhoenixD and QuantumFrontiers, as well as one of the proponents of the German Centre for Astrophysics (Deutsches Zentrum für Astrophysik, DZA). Her research interests are non-classical light sources („squeezed light“), quantum radiation pressure noise reduction techniques, quantum optomechanics, precision metrology, and novel laser stabilisation techniques, metamaterials, as well as high-bandwidth high-efficiency photodetection and controls.
Bjorn JosteinssonRead more
Before moving to Switzerland, I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Iceland. Recently, I finished my master’s studies at ETH where I studied Quantum Engineering. During my time at ETH, I first came into contact with QZabre, a spin off company from the Spin Physics group at ETH. At QZabre I did a project as an intern, initially originating as a semester thesis at the Spin Physics lab. For my Master’s thesis I worked with the Trapped Ion group at ETH where my project was on an experiment doing quantum logic spectroscopy on the hydrogen molecular ion. Since last May I work full time as a quantum software engineer at QZabre where I am responsible for control software, system assembly, testing and installation.
Vyacheslavs KashcheyevsRead more
Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs is a professor of physics at University of Latvia. He holds a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University (2007) and leads nanoelectronics theory group at University of Latvia since 2013. Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs is known for theory of single-electron semiconductor devices in application to fundamental electrical metrology. His current research is focused on solid-state electron quantum optics in collaboration with multiple experimental labs across Europe. Professor Kashcheyevs is a co-director of Latvian Quantum initiative.
Masaya KataokaRead more
Dr Masaya Kataoka obtained his PhD degree from the Department of physics, University of Cambridge in 2000. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory and Cambridge-MIT Institute. He joined National Physical Laboratory in 2009, and currently leads the Quantum Electrical Metrology Group as the Science Area Leader. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde. His main research interest is the development of single-electron devices towards applications in metrology and quantum technologies.
Ann-Kathrin KniggendorfRead more
Ann studied physics at the University of Hannover with a focus on non-linear optics and biophysics, earning her doctorate with applied resonance Raman micro-spectroscopy. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Hannover Centre for Optical Technology, researching non-invasive environmental and biomedical applications of Raman and related spectroscopic methods. Together with her team, she received the Kaiser-Friedrich-Forschungspreis in 2020 for the online detection of microplastics in streaming tap water. She joined the Time and Frequency department at PTB in 2022 to work on the QR.X project, adapting the fiber connection between PTB and Leibniz University Hannover for the demonstration of a field-ready quantum repeater connection together with time and frequency distribution.
Matyas KovacsRead more
Matyas Kovacs currently splits his time between his own consultancy practice as Co-Founder of futurehain, a Berlin-based science strategy agency and creative studio, as well as working as the Executive Advisor to the Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Quantum Flagship and the Chairman of the Board of the Falling Walls Foundation.
Prior to his current engagements, Matyas worked as Head of Strategy at the Falling Walls Foundation, a unique global hub that connects science, business and society by their shared dedication to solving the world’s most profound and crucial challenges.
Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, where he graduated from ELTE-MMI, the country’s leading media institute and co-founded a research group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Matyas worked in communications, public affairs and consulting for a decade before relocating to Berlin, the city he has been calling home ever since.
Barbara KrausRead more
Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Kraus studied physics and mathematics at the University of Innsbruck. After post-doctoral stays at the MPI for Quantum Optics, Garching and at the University of Geneva, she returned to the University of Innsbruck. Her research has been honored by the START Prize and the Ignaz L. Lieben Prize, among others. In 2010, she founded her research group. In 2013 she became associate professor and in 2020 professor at the University of Innsbruck. In 2023, she was appointed to the professorship of Quantum Algorithms and Applications at TUM.
Stefanie KrokerRead more
Stefanie Kroker studied Physics at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena/Germany and Universidad de Granada/Spain. She did her PhD with the Institute of applied Physics at Friedrich Schiller University in 2014 and became assistant professor at TU Braunschweig and the German national metrology institute, PTB, in 2016. In 2020 Stefanie Kroker received the Science Award Lower Saxony and in 2021 she was appointed to a full professorship at TU Braunschweig. She is a member of the German clusters of excellence QuantumFrontiers and PhoenixD.
Carlos KuchkovskyRead more
Carlos Kuchkovsky is the co-founder and CEO of QCentroid, a Quantum as a service / Quantum ops platform and quantum algorithm marketplace that seeks to unleash the full potential of quantum computing for organizations of all sizes. Starting as a game developer, Carlos held pivotal roles at BBVA, shaping it as a leader in quantum computing, AI, blockchain, and more. He's been influential in international associations like Hyperledger, INATBA, and the European Quantum Flagship, and contributed to the World Economic Forum’s Quantum Technologies Council. Passionate about sustainable tech-science convergence, Carlos has authored articles, secured 30+ patents, and lectures in international MBA programs on fintech and deep tech.
Eileen KühnRead more
Eileen Kühn holds a doctoral degree in computer science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where she did research in machine learning on online analysis of big data streams. Since 2020 she primarily conducts research in the area of Quantum Machine Learning (QML) in general and hybrid QML models and their integrated and transparent use on different hardware architectures in specific. She leads a group that is focused on trainability of QML with a focus on High Energy Physics use cases. Since 2022 she holds a lecture on hybrid algorithms for QML at KIT. Besides living in the quantum realm, she is active in a variety of topics including High Performance Computing, Opportunisti
Krzysztof KurowskiRead more
Krzysztof Kurowski is the CTO of PSNC.He holds a PhD degree with a habilitation in Computer Science and graduated from Poznan University of Technology.His research activities have been focused on advanced parallel simulations of heterogeneous systems, scheduling and resource management in networked and distributed computing environments.He has recently been active in the following research domains:multi-scale modelling and hybrid GPU/CPU/QPU HPC computing simulations, quantum computing, advanced visualization and virtualisation technologies.He was involved in many R&D projects engaging different scientific and grand challenge global research communities.
Mikael LassenRead more
Mikael Lassen (Male) is a senior researcher at DFM. With a PhD in nonlinear and quantum optics from the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (2007). Before joining DFM in 2012 he worked as a research fellow at DTU physics (2009-2012) and at the Max Planck institute for the science of light in Erlangen, Germany (2007-2009) in the field of quantum information processing with CV squeezed and entangled states of light. His field of expertise is in laser-based sensors (Raman spectroscopy, photo-acoustics spectroscopy, NIR spectroscopy), nonlinear optics and quantum optics. At DFM he works on metrology for CV-QKD and traceable quantum metrology and sensing.
Tara LiebischRead more
I work at Germany’s National Metrology Institute PTB as a strategy officer in the Division Optics. In this role I have developed many large-scale infrastructure and collaborative initiatives. I enjoy ensuring that partners from academia, industry and government can work together to achieve scientific endeavors. My work builds on my research in atomic physics with publications on Rydberg atoms, compact atomic devices and a thorough article on the revised SI. Currently, my work includes developing a new Clock Building and a concept for an optical fiber research network for simultaneous quantum communication and metrology operation, as well as serving as the scientific manager of the excellence cluster QuantumFrontiers and as a co-coordinator of the QVLS-iLab Ion and Atom Trap Technology.
Francis MarcellinoRead more
Francis Marcellino is a PhD student in the Quantum Technologies group at the University of Geneva, working primarily on entanglement distribution in quantum networks.
Vicente MartinRead more
Vicente Martin is Full Professor of Computational Sciences at the Technical University of Madrid, Director of the Center of Computational Simulation. Coordinator of the Research Group on Quantum Information, the DIANA NATO Test Centre on Quantum Communications and the current Madrid Quantum Communications Infrastructure, built as a result of projects like the OpenQKD or CiViQ, from the European Quantum Flagship, where he led the quantum networking WPs. Current coordinator of the Spanish program on quantum communications. He also works in standards on QKD. Founding member of the ISG-QKD in ETSI and vicechair. Convener of the Quantum cryptography and Communications Workgroup in CEN. His main interest is the integration of Quantum Communications in Telco Networks and security infrastructures
Johan MaunsbachRead more
Johan is a partner at 2xN, a London-based investment firm focused on early-stage investments, including a number of investments in quantum technology. The firm recently led the seed round in Sparrow Quantum, a Danish quantum technology company renowned for its world-leading expertise in foundational quantum photonic devices. Johan has a background as a lawyer qualified in Sweden and England & Wales, and he has spent most of his career working with investments in private markets. After working in private practice, he spent 10 years at Partners Group.
Michael MeiRead more
Dr. Michael Mei received his Diploma from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 1996 working under the supervision of Prof. Mlynek and Prof. Metcalf. In 1997 he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich doing a one year research project. In February 2001, Michael received his doctoral degree with honors from the LMU Munich for experiments in multiple beam atomic interferometry and precision measurements under the supervision of Prof. Hänsch. In 2001, he founded Menlo Systems together with his colleague Dr. Holzwarth. Since the start in 2001, he is in the role of the Managing Director of the company which has grown from the founders team to a market leader in photonics with more than 175 employees.
Kristel MichielsenRead more
Prof. Dr. Kristel Michielsen is group leader of the Quantum Information Processing group at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor of Quantum Information Processing at RWTH Aachen University. Kristel Michielsen and her group have ample experience in performing large-scale simulations of quantum systems. With her group and a team of international collaborators, she set the world record in simulating a quantum computer (QC) with 48 qubits. In 2019, she participated in a research collaboration that proved Google’s quantum supremacy. She leads the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) at the JSC. Her research interests range from quantum mechanics to quantum computing architectures and applications.
Thomas MiddelmannRead more
Thomas Middelmann studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany), the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands) and the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin. He received the Diploma in physics in 2007 from the Technical University of Berlin and the PhD degree in physics for his work on the high-accuracy correction of the blackbody radiation shift in optical atomic strontium clocks from the Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) in 2013. Since 2008 he has been a staff member of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, and later Berlin (both Germany) where he has worked in the fields of quantum optics, interferometry and (bio-) magnetic measurements. Since 2019 he has been leading the “Optical Magnetometry” group at PTB in Berlin.
Oxana MishinaRead more
PhD in physics (Russia) Experiments models at NBI (Denmark) and LKB (France) Theory for cooling and squeezing atoms at USAAR (Germany) Quantum ambassador in schools (Germany) Teaching QT to teacher-students at TUBS (Germany) QTEdu.eu portal creation and management management, QT training for European Policymakers, EDI proactive within European Quantum Flagship’s coordination action (QTEdu, QFlag, QUCATS) at CNR-INO, Trieste (Italy) Trieste section of the Italian Quantum Weeks - IQW2022 - a National outreach event
Morgan MitchellRead more
Morgan obtained his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and he is a ICFO Group Leader in “Atomic Quantum Optics” since 2004 and ICREA professor since 2011. He has obtained the ERC Starting Grant “Atomic Quantum Metrology” and ERC Advanced Grant “Field Sensors with Exceptional Energy Resolution.” Morgan holds a leadership position of the optically-pumped magnetometer activities in Quantum Technologies Flagship project “Miniature Atomic vapor-Cell Quantum devices for Sensing and Metrology Applications” and he is a PI in the EIC Transition project “Optically-Pumped Magnetometers for Magnetoencephalography.” Lastly, he co-founded Quside Technologies SL in 2017.
Nikolaj MollRead more
Dr. Nikolaj Moll is a Quantum Computing Scientist at Boehringer-Ingelheim, where he is responsible for developing quantum algorithms for pharmaceutical research and development. Before this, he was a scientist at IBM Research in Zurich for 20 years. Dr. Moll received his doctorate in physics from the Technical University of Berlin in August 1998, performing research at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. He then spent two years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored over 20 issued patents and over 100 scientific articles on semiconductor technology, nanophotonics, scanning probe microscopy, and quantum computing.
Olivier MorinRead more
Postdoc at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in the Quantum Dynamics division, Olivier Morin’s research is mostly centered on cavity quantum electrodynamics with single neutral atoms coupled to high finesse optical cavities. Over the past years, he was involved in various works demonstrating this platform to be an extremely powerful and versatile building block for future quantum technologies, finding applications spanning from quantum communication to quantum computation.
Markus MüllerRead more
Prof. Markus Müller is a theoretical quantum physicist, leading the Theoretical Quantum Technology Group at the Institute for Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University and the Peter Grünberg Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. Main research topics include fault-tolerant quantum error correction, topological quantum computing, quantum neural networks and quantum simulation of strongly correlated quantum phases, with AMO systems, but also solid-state platforms. His group forms part of leading national and international quantum technology research collaborations, and his team enjoys working in close collaboration with leading experimental partners, to bridge the gap between theoretical models and experimental implementations.
Rainer MüllerRead more
Professor of Physics Education at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. Member of the Quantum Flagship Communication and Support Action (Qucats CSA)
Christine MuschikRead more
Prof. Christine Muschik holds a University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo, a faculty position at the Institute for Quantum Computing, and an associate faculty position at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Christine Muschik received a number of awards for her work on quantum computers, including an Ontario Early Researcher Award, a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Fellowship for “Research Leaders of Tomorrow”, and a Sloan Fellowship for outstanding early career researchers. Her work on quantum simulations has been featured by Scientific American and Forbes. In 2016, her pioneering results on simulating particle physics on quantum computers has been named as one of the “Top 10 breakthroughs in Physics” of this year.
Samira NikRead more
Samira obtained a PhD in Materials Science from the Applied Physics Department of Chalmers University of Technology, specializing in superconducting quantum devices, nanoelectronics and materials characterization. After her postdoctoral fellowship in nanoelectronic devices, she became an R&D project manager in one of the leading foundries in the semiconductors industry in Sweden, where she developed the expertise to create proof-of-concept of innovative piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesting devices. Samira learned even more about the practical obstacles that scientists and startups face through her role in the cleanroom management team in one of the largest nanoelectronics hubs in the world, IMEC, Belgium. Samira transitioned from technical to policy work with becoming Project Manage
Laura Orphal-KobinRead more
Laura Orphal-Kobin is presently pursuing her PhD in the Integrated Quantum Photonics group led by Prof. Tim Schröder at the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB). She studied physics at HUB and her early stage research focused on ZnO-based materials. She currently investigates the optical coherence of defect centers in diamond nanostructures for quantum information processing applications. In 2022, she spent 3 months at the Jayich Lab at UCSB. Laura's research results have led to 3 first- and 4 co-authored publications including one in PRX, alongside numerous conference presentations. She received several awards, among them the award for the best master’s thesis at the Department of Physics of HUB and the Physics Study Award of the Physical Society of Berlin.
Tobias OsborneRead more
I am a leader of the Quantum Information Group, Hannover since 2010. I obtained my PhD with Michael Nielsen in 2003. I have a twenty year track record in quantum algorithm design as co-discoverer of the Quantum Metropolis Sampling algorithm. I also have extensive experience in variational methods and their experimental implementation as co-author of one of the first analog variational quantum simulation algorithms. I am also an early innovator in Quantum Machine Learning.
Clara Osorio Tamayo
Clara Osorio TamayoRead more
Clara I. Osorio Tamayo is a Senior Scientist at TNO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Applied Research. She is currently leading TNO’s Quantum Sensing Program and is part of the core team of the Dutch Catalyst Program on Quantum Sensing. For the last 20 years, she has focused on quantum technologies, mainly quantum sensing and communications, and has contributed to R&D projects for the Semiconductor, Medical, and Defence industries. She holds a PhD in Experimental Quantum Physics from ICFO (Spain) and worked at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and AMOLF (The Netherlands) before joining TNO.
Christian OspelkausRead more
Christian Ospelkaus is a professor of physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover and PTB Braunschweig. His research group develops ion-trap quantum computers and novel quantum logic inspired spectroscopy methods with (anti-)matter in Penning traps. He is known amongst others for the first demonstration of heteronuclear Feshbach molecules in atomic gases and for the proposal and first implementation of chip-integrated entangling gates with trapped-ion qubits. He coordinates ATIQ, the largest German BMBF project for the ion-trap platform. He co-founded QUDORA Technologies GmbH to commercialize microfabricated ion traps and ion-trap quantum computing. He is co-speaker of the QVLS-Q1 project, coordinator of the BMBF clusters4future initiative QVLS-iLabs and co-host (with M. Heurs) of EQTC2023.
Himanshu PatangeRead more
I am a PhD student with CNRS in Paris. My interests lie in the field of Quantum Optomechanics and Metrology & Sensing, as well as fundamental questions about Quantum mechanics. I received my Masters degree from IISER Mohali, India in 2019. My thesis focused on the theory of Quantum Metrology, which I followed up with a Masters degree (2021) from the University of Tuebingen in Germany in experimental Quantum Optomechanics. From the end of 2021, I have joined a PhD program in Paris with the Kastler Brossel Laboratory. I work on a new platform meant to couple a micromechanical membrane to a low frequency qubit. In future, I would like to continue working on hybrid systems to uncover new and exciting interplays between the principles of quantum physics.
Anna Carla Maria Penati
Anna Carla Maria PenatiRead more
Anna Carla Maria Penati is an Italian actress, director, theatre lecturer based in Denmark where she pursued her MFA in Performing Arts (acting specialization) at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. Moreover, she pursued a two-year specialization in theatre pedagogy: Anatolij Vasiliev/Stanislavskij/Maria Knebel-ActiveAnalysis. She designs theatre-based learning workshops and research projects for higher education (fx “VIA Drama Laboratorium” project at VIA University College/Marketing Dpt and Software Eng Dpt). She is co-founder of the HumanLab theatre company (humanlab.studio) which brings shows, short films, workshops, lectures, research projects, and site-specific performances to theatres, universities, schools, art galleries, museums in Denmark, Italy, France, UK, Brazil.
Pepijn PinkseRead more
Pepijn Pinkse obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Amsterdam. Thereafter, he performed seminal cavity QED experiments at the University of Konstanz and at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ). Here he also pioneered new ways of cooling and trapping ultracold molecules in a project he initiated in 2002. After his habilitation in 2008 at the TU München, he moved in 2009 to Twente. Here he pioneered quantum-secure readout of a scattering key as so-called Physical Unclonable Function (PUF). He now is the chair of the Adaptive Quantum Optics group and director of the center for QUAntum Nanotechnology Twente (QUANT). Presently he is combining ideas from quantum optics and with nanofabricated media, multimode fibers and complex integrated photonic circuits.
Guido PupilloRead more
Guido Pupillo is Distinguished Full Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director of the “Centre Européen de Sciences Quantiques” in Strasbourg. His research interests are in atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum simulations and computing. He obtained a PhD in Physics in 2005 at the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Until 2011 he was scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2012 he is professor in Strasbourg, where he is involved in the development of research and teaching programs in QST. He is co-coordinator of the French public platform “aQCess – Atomic quantum computing as a service” and coordinator of the Horizon Europe program “EuRyQa – European Infrastructure for Rydberg Quantum Computing”.
Ana PredojevićRead more
Ana Predojević is Associate Professor at Stockholm University. Her research focuses on quantum optics, quantum photonics, and use of quantum light for quantum technologies. Prior to her current appointment she held the position of Junior Professor at Ulm University. She received her Habilitation from University of Innsbruck in 2016, where she was recipient of Lise Meitner and Elise Richter fellowships. She received her doctoral degree from the Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona.
Robert RaussendorfRead more
Robert Raussendorf is a physicist and quantum information scientist. He has invented the one way quantum computer, aka measurement based quantum computation, jointly with Hans Briegel. He is Humboldt Professor at LUH since 2023.
Hugues de Riedmatten
Hugues de RiedmattenRead more
Hugues de Riedmatten (PhD 2003, University of Geneva) is ICREA professor and head of the Quantum Photonics group at ICFO since 2010. His group´s research focuses on building experimental hardware for quantum networks and quantum repeaters, including quantum memories for light, quantum light sources, quantum network nodes and quantum frequency conversion. He contributed to key milestones in quantum repeater technology, including the first demonstrations of long distance quantum teleportation, and of quantum repeater links using cold atoms and solid-state quantum memories. Hugues is a member of the executive team of the European Quantum Internet Alliance.
Stephan RitterRead more
Stephan Ritter obtained his PhD degree in physics from ETH Zurich. He then joined the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, to develop single atoms in high-finesse optical resonators into universal nodes of an elementary quantum network. After 15 years in academia, he joined TOPTICA Photonics, a leading manufacturer of high-tech laser systems for scientific and industrial applications, where he is currently leading the application team for quantum technologies. Stephan is a member of the Executive Team of the European Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) and of the Advisory Board of the German joint quantum-repeater-link project QR.X.
Piotr RydlichowskiRead more
Coordinator for quantum technologies projects at PSNC. Researcher in the area of optical transmission systems, quantum communication technologies especially QKD. Involved in projects related to GNSS systems, photonics and microwave theory and techniques. Completed studies in the areas of Telecommunication Systems and PhD studies in the area of Modern Information Technologies. Involved in Quantum Computing hub at PSNC, hybrid quantum-classical algorithms, EuroQCI and EuroQCS projects. Responsible for network requirements specification, QKD systems testing and integration with existing operational network environment. Running operational and laboratory network environment to perform the integration and validation tests of solutions.
Anurag Saha Roy
Anurag Saha RoyRead more
Anurag's current research at Qruise is focused on the automated adaptive characterisation of quantum devices using tools in statistical machine learning and reinforcement learning. Previously he worked on the experimental control of cold atom quantum systems at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore before moving to the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany where he focussed on Quantum Optimal Control with Prof Frank Wilhelm-Mauch.
Ted SantanaRead more
Ted Silva Santana is a Higher Scientist in the Quantum Photonics team at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s national metrology laboratory. He received a PhD in Physics from Heriot-Watt University. After his PhD, Ted worked as a post-doctoral researcher, physics teacher, lecturer, and temporary faculty member. He joined NPL in 2021 and his current interests are metrology of solid-state single-photon emitters and quantum key distribution hardware. Ted has a wealth of experience in dark field confocal microscopy, photoluminescence detection, resonance fluorescence from quantum dots, and correlation measurements using ultrafast electronic devices. His theoretical expertise includes the derivation and resolution of master equations, and modelling of photon statistics measurements.
Stephan SchächerRead more
Stephan is a Senior Principal Engineer at Infineon and since 2018 responsible for developing the Infineon Ion Trap activities into a meaningful business. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the EU Quantum Flagship, a mechanical engineer as well as a Finance MBA. After 4 years in the automotive industry he is in semiconductors for 25 years and counting. At Infineon he started in manufacturing strategy, then worked as a M&A project mgr for 5 years and finally became responsible for new applications and innovation for a €1B+ part of Infineon’s Power Mgmt business. There he started a new product line of cost-effective accessory authentication ICs and grew it into a mid-double-digit business and developed new applications for Infineon like Battery Mgmt or wireless charging.
Tobias SchaetzRead more
I have studied physics at the Technical University of Munich (& master at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris), focussing in my Diploma thesis on nuclear physics. During my PhD thesis, I have investigated whether ions in storage rings could get laser cooled to form crystalline ion beams. For my Postdoc, I had the privilege to learn from Dave Wineland and Dietrich Leibfried at NIST/Boulder about the possibilities of further improving the control of (molecular) ions on the quantum level. I started an independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, to demonstrate that trapped ions are suited to provide an experimental quantum simulator – and we additionally showed that ions can be trapped by light. In 2011, we joined the University of Freiburg.
Albert SchliesserRead more
Albert Schliesser obtained a PhD in 2009 from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, for research done at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. After a postdoc at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, he joined the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University, where he has been a full professor since 2016. There, he leads a group in the area of Quantum Optics and Optomechanics. The significance of his work has been recognized by several prizes, including the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, an Early Career Prize of the European Physical Society, the EPFL Latsis Prize and a Young Scientist prize in Optics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He is a fellow of Optica and double ERC grantee.
James ShafferRead more
a. Professional Preparation University of Illinois-Champaign Physics B.S. The University of Rochester Optics Ph.D National Research Council, Canada Ultrafast Spectroscopy Visiting Fellow b. Appointments 2023-Present Chief Technology Officer, WaveRyde Instruments, Waterloo, Canada 2018-present Senior Technical Fellow, Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Waterloo, Canada. 2001-2018 Homer L. Dodge Professor of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma
Fabio SciarrinoRead more
Fabio Sciarrino is Full Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Rome La Sapienza and Senior Research Fellow at the International School for Advanced Studies Sapienza, SSAS. He is Principal Investigator of the Quantum Information Lab, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome (www.quantumlab.it). His main expertise is experimental quantum optics, computation and quantum information, and foundations of quantum mechanics. In recent years his research activity has focused on the implementation of quantum information protocols via integrated photonic circuits, with particular interest for Boson Sampling, a non-universal computational model with promising characteristics to achieve the quantum supremacy regime.
Petra ScudoRead more
Petra Scudo is a quantum information scientist and technology analyst at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra where she works in the field of quantum technologies for secure communication. Her research focusses on security-related aspects of quantum key distribution and their application in the planning of the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure. In her career as a physicist Petra’s research covered different aspects and applications of quantum technologies, including materials science and energy applications. Petra holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where she studied under the supervision of Prof. Asher Peres.
Marie-Christine SlaterRead more
Marie-Christine Slater is a Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology. In 2020 Slater graduated in Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria. This was followed by a Postdoc in the Lab of Prof. Ronald Hanson at QuTech, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Since 2023 she has been a member of the Security & Communication Technologies Team of the AIT and is involved in several national and international research projects in the area of Quantum-Technologies.
Augusto SmerziRead more
Augusto Smerzi is Director of Research at the INO-CNR institute. He got his PhD at the University of Catania in nuclear physics and spent a post-doc at the University of Urbana-Champaign. Back to Italy he shifted his research interests to ultra-cold quantum gases and entanglement assisted phase estimation. He has been consultant and visiting staff member at the Los Alamos national laboratory, visiting professor at the University of Hannover and currently is “Mercator Fellow” of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux. Main research contributions include the characterization of “useful entanglement” in sensing and metrology and the dynamical characterization of superfluidity in gaseous Bose-Einstein condensates.
Nicolas SpethmannRead more
Nicolas Spethmann is head of the Quantentechnologie-Kompetenzzentrum (QTZ) at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). He obtained his PhD in 2012 in the group “quantum technology with single neutral atoms” at University of Bonn. Subsequently he attained a Marie-Curie outgoing fellowship at University of California, Berkeley. Since 2019 he heads QTZ at PTB, which pursues the transfer of quantum technology from the fundamental research laboratory into application together with partners from industry and academia. From 2020 to 2023, he was vice-chair of the focus group quantum technology of CEN/CENELEC, and since 2023 Nicolas Spethmann is vice-chair of the new Joint Technical Committee 22 Quantum Technology of CEN/CENELEC.
Barbara TautzRead more
Barbara Tautz studied English literature, theology, philosophy, and comparative literature in Munich, London, and Caen Basse-Normandy. In her PhD she explored different philosophical concepts of humility as a response to gender and postcolonial studies. Her PhD was awarded Doctor Europaeus as the thesis brought together three European languages and cultures. Since 2019 she has been responsible for the Equal Opportunity Programs at the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (www.mcqst.de). She focuses on combining leadership skills with an awareness for diversity aspects.
Jelena TrbovicRead more
Jelena is a physicist and an expert in quantum, nanotechnology, and material science. She graduated from Florida State University in the USA and held a postdoctoral position at the University of Basel, Switzerland before joining Zurich Instruments as an Applications Manager for nanotechnology and magnetism. She has collaborated closely with top universities worldwide as a Product Manager for lock-in amplifiers and developed businesses for quantum systems control electronics in the UK and EMEA region. She is passionate about quantum technologies and helping physicists and engineers develop good measurement practice.
Nena VandeweerdtRead more
Nena Vandeweerdt works as a communication and inclusion specialist at Science Melting Pot. In her former role as a Ph.D. researcher in medieval gender history, she studied mechanisms that influenced women’s work in past societies. She strived for the dissemination and popularisation of this topic in public presentations, actions, and publications. Her topic led straight to her current position at Science Melting Pot, where she has started to set up projects and collaborations striving for EDI in academia and the quantum technology community.
Araceli Venegas-GomezRead more
Araceli spent several years working for Airbus in Germany and France as an aerospace engineer, before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Araceli identified the need to bridge the gap between businesses and academia, as well as to raise the quantum awareness to the general public. Continuing her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the OPTICA Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting fellowship in 2019. Araceli founded her own company called QURECA (Quantum Resources and Careers) to create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community through a common language.
Paolo VilloresiRead more
Full Professor of Physics and Director of the Padua Quantum Technologies Research Center, both at the University of Padova, where he studied Physics and Applied Mathematics. From 2003 he realized the first single photon exchange with a satellite at the ASI-MLRO, an then the first QC in Space, with polarization and temporal modes. Moreover, the first free-spece OAM modes for QC, QRNG using DV and CV at tens of Gbps, free-space QC at Canary-Island, and novel QKD protocols and fundamental tests of Quantum-Mechanics both in Space and in the Lab. His past research topics include Atomic Physics in the attosecond domain, multiphoton ionization, ultrafast optics in XUV and adaptive optics, beside 12 industrial patents and pat. app. Fellow of Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere e Arti in Venice
David VitaliRead more
Phd in Theoretical Physics at Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) in 1994. Full professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Camerino since 2001. He has carried out research in many subfields of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Theory, such as entanglement manipulation, quantum communication and quantum key distribution, quantum optics implementation of quantum technologies. He has been one of the pioneers in the study of quantum effects in optomechanical systems, suggesting the possibility to utilize microresonators for quantum information processing, and he has been nominated 2015 APS Fellow with this motivation. He has published more than 190 articles in international journals with referee, and he has an h-index of 52 (Scopus, > 10200 citations).
Nikolay VitanovRead more
Nikolay V. Vitanov is a professor in physics at Sofia University in Bulgaria. He graduated in 1994, with his PhD studies conducted jointly at Sofia and Aarhus University. During 1994-2003 he was a postdoc in the groups of Peter L. Knight at Imperial College, Stig Stenholm at Helsinki Institute of Physics, and Klaas Bergmann at University of Kaiserslautern. He has supervised over 20 PhD students and over 10 postdocs. He has participated in 9 projects within the framework programs of EC, most recently as a coordinator of the MicroQC project of the Quantum Flagship. His main interests, often combining theory and experiment, are in the fields of quantum control, including resonant, adiabatic and composite methods for qubits and qudits, quantum computation and quantum sensing.
Fokko de Vries
Fokko de VriesRead more
As a roadmap leader Fokko is part of Qblox’ strategic team that takes care of the product planning and management. Within this role he is responsible for business development as well as engaging with the scientific community. He specializes in the quantum network area, for example through leading the development of the Qblox quantum control stacks within the european Quantum Internet Alliance.
Pieter de Witte
Pieter de WitteRead more
Pieter de Witte serves in the executive board of Quantum Delta NL as director Research Programmes and IP. He is responsible for research collaborations, tech transfer and IP strategy. QDNL strives to create significant societal impact through technological quantum advancements. QDNL received 615 M€ government funding, it is both a foundation and a dynamic quantum technology ecosystem. Current focus points for QDNL are an ecosystem approach to technology transfer, international collaboration, realizing R&D facilities for industry, and building the House of Quantum. Pieter has worked in several positions in research funding on key enabling technologies (policy) and public private research partnerships in materials, physics and nanotechnology. Pieter has a PhD physical organic chemistry.
Shaeema ZamanRead more
Dr. Shaeema Zaman, CEO of Science Melting Pot, is a quantum physicist and science communicator based in Denmark and India. Her research experience spans quantum physics education and outreach using games and simulations, and quantum control. Furthermore, she also co-mentored a quantum physics outreach training program in an H2020 MSCA-ITN research project, QuSCo, during her Ph.D. After her PhD, she started Science Melting Pot driven by her passion for science outreach and achieving diversity and inclusion in the scientific community. She was also one of the nominees for the Kvinder i Fysik (KIF) / Danish Women in Physics 2021 prize for her dedication to physics teaching and outreach.
Marco ZavariseRead more
He graduated as an actor from the Italian Academy of Dramatic Arts "Nico Pepe" and has since performed in numerous theater festivals across Italy, France, the UK, Denmark, and Russia. In 2017, he moved to Denmark where he teaches physical theatre, mask technique, and training methods at various educational institutions and cultural organizations throughout the country, including Aarhus University, CISPA, the Actors' Academy, VIA University, and Kongernes Jelling/National Museum.In 2019, he founded the theater company HumanLab, dedicated to producing performances, designing workshops and research projects in collaboration with institutions across Europe. HumanLab's research project, NORDICOMÆDIA, received support from the Italian Cultural Institute and the European Cultural Region.