Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler

1983-89 Studies of Physics at the Universities of Bochum, Bonn, Munich (TU) and Diploma-Thesis: "Sub-Poissonian Statistics in the One-Atom-Maser" with Prof. H. Walther, Munich (MPQ)
1989-92 Thesis with Prof. T. W. Hänsch, Munich (MPQ) "High-Resolution Spectroscopy of the 1S-2S Transition on a Cold Beam of Atomic Hydrogen" 1992-93 further experimental work on Hydrogen Spectroscopy
1993-95 Post-Doc with Prof. S. Haroche, Paris (ENS): "Cavity QED with Rydberg-Atoms and Superconducting Cavities"
1995- Universitätsassistent at Innsbruck with Prof. R. Blatt: "Single trapped cold ions and ion crystals for quantum information processing"
2001 Habilitation at Innsbruck

Gerard Milburn

Gerard Milburn obtained a PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Waikato in 1982 for work on squeezed states of light and quantum nondemolition measurements. He subsequently was appointed a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial college London in 1983. In 1984 he was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship to work in the Quantum Optics group of Professor P. Knight. In 1985 was appointed lecturer at The Australian National University and in 1988 took up an appointment as Reader in Theoretical Physics at The University of Queensland.

In 1994 he was appointed as Professor of Physics and in 1996 became Head of Department of Physics at The University of Queensland. In 2000 he became Deputy Director of the SRC for quantum computer technology. Gerard Milburn is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

He has worked in the fields of quantum optics, quantum stochastic processes, atom optics , quantum chaos and most recently in quantum information and quantum computation. Together with Dan Walls he published one of the first texts on Quantum Optics (Springer 1994) and has subsequently published two non technical books on quantum technology and quantum computing (Schroedinger's Machines, Allen and Unwin, 1996; The Feynman Processor, Allen and Unwin 1998). He is currently co authoring a book on quantum measurement and control with Dr Howard Wiseman.

Ed Hinds

Professor Ed Hinds is Director of the Sussex Centre for Optical and Atomic Physics in the UK.


Paolo Zanardi

Paolo Zanardi obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in 1996 with a thesis on "Linearization schemes for strongly correlated fermionic systems on a lattice". Since 1996 he is working in the Quantum Information Theory group at the ISI Foundation (Torino). His research interests include among the others: general theory of noiseless quantum information processing (QIP), implementation of QIP device with semiconductor nano-structures, geometrical/topological quantum computation.

Martin Roetteler

Martin Rötteler received the Diploma degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe in 1997. Subsequently, he joined the Graduiertenkolleg "Beherrschbarkeit komplexer Systeme" financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Currently, he is a member of the quantum computing group of Prof. Th. Beth in Karlsruhe. The defense of his doctoral thesis on 'fast signal transforms for quantum computers' has been in June 2001. His research interests include signal processing, computer algebra, and quantum computing.


Peter Hoyer

Postdoc at Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, since March 2001.
Degrees: Ph.D. (2001) and M.S. (1997) in Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense University, Denmark.
Primary research interests are quantum computation, algorithmics, and data structures.

Currently supported in part by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. Teaching Experiences from University of Odense, Denmark, University of Aarhus, Denmark, and University of Calgary, Canada.

Robert Raussendorf

Born 19th March 1973 in Dresden/ Germany. Study of physics at the universities of Dresden (TU), Heidelberg and Cambridge from 1991 to 1997. Diploma in physics from the University of Heidelberg in 1997. PHD student at the Theoretical quantum optics group at the university of Munich since 1999.


Mario Rasetti

Mario Rasetti is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Politecnico di Torino, where he is also Director of the Graduate School. He has spent a large fraction of his scientific life in the USA ( Coral Gables, where he was a student of Lars Onsager, IAS, Princeton). His areas of interest include statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, condensed matter physics (superconductivity, superfluidity), quantum computation, non-linear dynamical systems. Mario Rasetti is the General Secretary of the I.S.I. Foundation.

Anton Zeilinger

Born 20th May 1945, Ried/Innkreis, Austria
Address: Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

1972-1981 'Universitätsassistent', Atominstitut Wien, under Prof. H. Rauch
1974-1989 Guest Researcher (part-time), Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France
1977-1978 Fulbright Fellow in the U.S.A., Research Associate at M.I.T. in the Neutron Diffraction Laboratory under Prof. C.G. Shull (Nobel Laureate 1994)
1981-1983 Associate Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
1983-1990 'Außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor', Technische Universität Wien
1984 Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
1986-1989 Adjunct Full Professor, part-time, Hampshire College, Amherst, U.S.A.
1988-1989 'Universitätsprofessor' (C4, sabbatical), Techn. Univ. München
1990-1999 'Ordentlicher Universitätsprofessor' (Full Professor) of Experimental Physics, Universität Innsbruck
1995 Visiting Professor, Collège de France, Paris
1996-1998 President, Austrian Physical Society
1998 Visiting Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University
1999-present "Ordentlicher Universitätsprofessor" of Experimental Physics, University of Vienna

Yasunobu Nakamura

Kees Harmans

Fausto Rossi

Fausto Rossi was born in Carpi (Italy) on 12/05/1962.
Education: Laurea in Physics in 1989 at the University of Modena (110/110 cum Laude) and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Modena in 1993. Present appointment: Associate Professor in Condensed-Matter Physics at the Polytechnical University of Torino.

F. Rossi has published more than 100 publications on international journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Institute of Physics (IOP). His research activities include: Theoretical investigation of ultrafast processes in bulk and low-dimensional semiconductors. Analysis of quantum-transport phenomena in the high-field regime. Study of the linear and non-linear optical response of quantum-wires and dots in the presence of Coulomb-correlation effects. Analysis of few-electron phenomena in artificial macroatoms. Broad experience in the formal theory of stochastic simulations.

Ian Walmsley

Ian Walmsley received the B.Sc. degree in physics (1980) from Imperial ollege, University of London, and his Ph.D. (1986) from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University from 1986 to 1988 when he joined The Institute of Optics as an Assistant Professor. Professor Walmsley's research interests are the fundamental physics of short pulse lasers, new methods of time-resolved spectroscopy and the interaction of radiation and matter on short time scales. Professor Walmsley is currently a Professor in Optics at The Institute.

Reinhard Werner

Born 1954
Studies in physics: 1970-1980 in Clausthal, Marburg and Rochester NY(USA)
Doctorate 1982 with G.Ludwig (Marburg)
Working at the Physics Department of the University of Osnabrück 1980-1996
Habilitation (Theoretical Physics) 1987 in Osnabrück
Feodor-Lynen Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn) 1988/89
Research at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies 1988-1990
Heisenberg fellowship (DFG, Bonn) 1989-1995

Professor (temporary position) at Osnabrück until August 1996
Professor at the University of Braunschweig since February 1997 (Institut für Mathematische Physik)
Family: married, two daughters, born 86/89

Michal Horodecki

Born 1973
Since 1994 has been collaborating with father Ryszard and brother Pawel in the field of quantum information.
MSc in physics, University of Gdansk, 1997 d.. PhD in physics "On compression of quantum information", University of Gdansk, 2000
Main scientific interest: quantum information.

Christian Kurtsiefer

Gabriele Bonfrate

Gabriele Bonfrate was born in 1972 in Milan, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Physics from Pisa University in 1996. From 1997 to 2000 he was at the Optoelectronics Research Centre of Southampton University where, during his PhD, he worked on Quasi-Phase-Matched optical parametric processes in poled optical fibres. He was awarded his PhD in May 2000 and after spending six months as a Research Fellow at Southampton he joined the Corning Research Centre in Ipswich in November 2000. He is now working on quantum cryptography systems and local access networks.

Francesco De Martini

Natalia Korolkova

Natalia Korolkova has received her PhD in theoretical quantum optics in 1996 from Moscow State University. 1996/1997 she was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Optics, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, in the field of quantum statistics of light fields, non-classical light and quantum cryptography. In 1997 she joined the Quantum Metrology group at Erlangen University, Germany, as a Humboldt Fellow with topics quantum multimode correlations of bright optical beams and quantum optics with fiber solitons. Since 1999 she is a group leader of the Quantum Information group, Center of Modern Optics at Erlangen University, Germany. Her current research interests are in the field of quantum optics of ultrashort light pulses and quantum information using continuous variables of light. The latter is focused on generation and evaluation of bright beam entanglement and its applications in experimental quantum communication.


Simon Bensasson

Simon Bensasson was born in 1945. He took a degree in Architecture in 1969 and one in Computer Science in 1972. Following a period of work as a consultant in computing for the construction industry he formed Bensasson & Chalmers Ltd., a Software House in Cambridge UK, developing novel DBMS and Information Management Systems. He represented the UK in various European user associations and chaired the CECUA working group on standards for five years. He joined the European Commission, whose informatics architecture he had previously helped establish, in 1989 and is currently the Head of the Future and Emerging Technologies Unit in the IST Programme.


Bob Clark

His early career involved 10 years service as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy (1969-79), during which he undertook his BSc degree at the Royal Australian Naval College, Jervis Bay and UNSW. He served in 8 RAN ships and completed an Operations and Weapons course with the Royal Navy, UK. RAN Ships Diving Officer. Promoted to Lieutenant.

On resigning from the RAN he completed a PhD in Physics at UNSW and the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford. After a postdoctoral research position at the Clarendon he was appointed University Lecturer in Physics at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Praelector in Physics at The Queen's College, Oxford in 1984. He headed a research group at the Clarendon Laboratory investigating quantum effects in advanced semiconductor systems.

He returned to Australia in 1991 to take up the position of Professor of Experimental Physics at UNSW, where he established the National Magnet Laboratory and Semiconductor Nanofabrication Facility. He was appointed Director of the ARC Special Research Centre for Quantum Computer Technology in 2000. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Solid State Communications since 1993.

Whilst at Oxford he was conferred UK Mott Lecturer at the European Physical Society Meeting in 1991 for his research in condensed matter physics. In 1994 he was elected Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University, USA for his research achievements and in 1998 was awarded the Walter Boas Medal. Most recently he was honoured with the title Scientia Professor at UNSW and was awarded Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Manfred Bayer

Manfred Bayer, born in 1965, received his diploma and his PhD at the University of Wuerzburg. Currently he is leader of a research group working on 'Optical Spectroscopy of III-V semiconductor quantum structures' at the Physikalisches Institut in Wuerzburg. In 2001 he recived the Walter-Schottky-Award of the German Physical Society for his work on microresonators.