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Jan W. Thomsen receives the award Teacher of the Year, SCIENCE 2016

22 June 2016

“Jan W. Thomsen captivates the physics students when he takes them into the world of quantum optics and with his great enthusiasm and energetic demeanour he manages to create a learning atmosphere where students can strengthen their...

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Albert Schliesser appointed professor of optical quantum physics

06 June 2016

Albert Schliesser is a young top researcher who received his PhD in 2009 and now – only seven years later, has been appointed professor.  Albert Schliesser works with quantum physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

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Quantum photonic researchers start new company, Sparrow Quantum

27 May 2016

Researchers in the research group Quantum Photonics at the Niels Bohr Institute have formed a new company, Sparrow Quantum, which will produce photonic chips that could be used for quantum technology based on light.

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Jan Thomsen in a new EU project on ultra-precise atomic clocks

02 May 2016

Jan Thomsen in a new EU project on ultra-precise atomic clocks  Jan Thomsen, Associate Professor and head of the Ultracold Atoms research group at the Niels Bohr Institute is part of a grant of 14 million kroner to participate in an EU project to develop ultra-precise atomic clocks that will define international

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Superfast light source made from artificial atom

26 April 2016

New research results from the Niels Bohr Institute show that light sources can be made much faster by using a principle that was predicted theoretically in 1954. Superfast light sources can be used, for example, in laser lights, LED...

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Massive investment: From theoretical quantum physics to usable quantum technology

07 April 2016

In a major new effort to translate quantum physics into practical quantum technology, the Innovation Fund Denmark has therefore invested 80 million kroner in a nationwide project involving three universities.

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Protected Majorana states for quantum information

09 March 2016

Quantum technology has the potential to revolutionize computation, cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems. However: quantum states are fragile, and so must be controlled without being measured. 

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Physicist Peter Lodahl receives prestigious EliteForsk Award

25 February 2016

Peter Lodahl, professor of quantum physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has received the prestigious Danish elite researcher award, the EliteForsk Award 2016. Peter Lodahl works with experimental quantum physics

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Mark Rudner receives ERC grant of nearly 12 million kroner

25 November 2015

Mark Rudner receives ERC grant of nearly 12 million kroner Mark Rudner, associate professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has received a grant from the European Research Council, an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euro.

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Photons open the gateway for quantum networks

23 October 2015

Photons open the gateway for quantum networksThere is tremendous potential for new information technology based on light (photons), and quantum technology based on photons – called quantum photonics, will be able to hold much more information than current computer technology.

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