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Jörg Schmiedmayer

Jörg Schmiedmayer. Photo Copyright: Bernd Euring, 2005

Jörg Schmiedmayer is Professor of Physics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien). He received his doctoral degree in nuclear physics from the TU-Wien in 1987, and after postdoctodal positions in Vienna and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he switched fields to quantum physics. In 1990, he held a postdoctoral position at Harvard University, and in 1992 moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a postdoctoral researcher and Visiting Scientist. In 1995 he joined A. Zeilinger at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, where he developed integrated matter-wave optics and the atom chip. Before returning to the TU-Wien in 2007, he held a chaired position in experimental physics at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research interests cover a wide range, from many-body quantum physics with ultracold atoms to interconnecting quantum systems, photons, atoms, and spins, and superconducting quantum circuits.

Jörg Schmiedmayer. Photo Copyright: Bernd Euring, 2005

Positions Held

General Member, 2020 – current