FOMO2021 Lecture Series on Matterwave Interferometry

Augusto Smerzi

is Director of Research at the  Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR-INO  and head of the Theory of Quantum Information Group. at the  QSTAR – Quantum Science and Technology in Arcetri. His research interests mainly focus on the theory of quantum enhanced interferometry, the dynamics of ultra cold gases andthe foundations of quantum mechanics.  

Remi Geiger

Remi Geiger

is an Associate Professor of Physics at Sorbonne Université (Paris). His research at the SYRTE laboratory (Observatoire de Paris) focuses on the development of atom interferometry techniques serving high precision measurements of inertial effects, both for field applications and for future gravitational wave detectors.

For more information please visit his personal page.

Luca Pezzé

is at QSTAR – Quantum Science and Technology in Arcetri of the Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR-INO at LENS. His research activity focuses on the theory of quantum-enhanced interferometry, entanglement and quantum gases.

Onur Hosten

is head of the Quantum Sensing with Atoms and Light Group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then worked as a postdoc and Research Associate at Stanford University, Palo Alto. His group aims to develop innovative techniques to control quantum properties of atomic and optical systems with an eye towards applications in the domain of precision sensing. By manipulating the collective properties of cold atomic ensembles in optical cavities, the group intends to build precision sensors of time, force, acceleration, and in the process gain more insight into foundational aspects of quantum mechanics. The current focus is developing entanglement enhanced atom interferometers.

Stephanie Manz

Stephanie Manz is University Assistant at TU Wien. Her main research interests are quantum metrology and matter-wave optics with cold atoms and electrons, with a current focus on cold atoms and interferometry with trapped Bose-Einstein condensates. With a small team, she is developing a trapped Cesium interferometer with tunable interactions.

Wolf von Klitzing

is researcher leader of the Matterwave Optics and BEC group at IESLFORTH on Crete in Greece. He is currently also heading the Atom Quantum Technologies COST network (AtomQT.eu). His main interests lie in guided matterwave interferometry and quantum space technologies.

Michael Holynski

is a Senior Lecturer in the Cold Atoms research group, part of the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre, and the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology

He leads the Atom Interferometry group, where he focuses on gravity gradient sensors and their use within applications. This includes developing gradiometers for use in the field and pushing to create more compact and deployable devices, while also investigating approaches to improve their sensitivity.

Michael is active in enabling the translation and commercialisation of quantum technology, and leads a portfolio of collaborative projects with industry ranging from component development to system level realisation of industrial sensor prototypes and engagement with end users.

Lisa Wörner

works at the ZARM – Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University of Bremen in the Space Technology Group.

is a researcher with interests in different quantum mechanical areas. Her main focus is BECCAL (Bose Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory), a joint mission between NASA and DLR to investigate atom optics under microgravity. In this capacity she is striving to advance fundamental quantum physics research in space as well as developing new technologies. This includes the preparation of experiments for extreme environments, tackling open challenges, finding novel solutions, and the ruggedization and miniaturization of setups.

In addition to the research on cold and condensed atoms, she is involved in development of optical clocks and quantum repeaters for space based applications. Lisa has a strong interest in decoherence models and is designing an experiment for investigations on macroscopic molecules.   
She is currently tasked with building the quantum engineering group within the newly founded DLR institute for quantum technologies and leads the efforts on BECCAL. This summer semester she has started lecturing at the University Ulm.

Oliver Buchmueller

is a scientist and professor of physics at the Faculty of Natural Science, Imperial College London. Buchmueller is presently serving as one of the lead scientists on the CMS experiment at CERN’s LHC, the Principal Investigator of the Atom Interferometer Observatory and Network (AION) and also one of the lead authors at Atomic Experiment for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration in Space (AEDGE). Previously he has been associated with ALPEH experiment at CERN’s LEP collider and the BaBar experiment at SLAC.