Executive Board

The executive board of IQST provides leadership for all future developments of IQST including long-term funding, the research focus areas, collaborations and events.  The board also evaluates applications for new fellows, the graduate school, the young researcher program and the post-doc fellowship program.  They are also coordinating several major EU projects (SIQS, RySQ, Hyperdiamond), a priority program of the German Research Foundation (GiRyd) and the SFB/TRR21 (Control of Quantum Correlations in Tailored Matter). The director, Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau (University of Stuttgart) and the co-director, Prof. Dr. Joachim Ankerhold (Ulm University) of the board work closely with the managing team to ensure that there is close communication between the fellows, young researchers and students of the participating institutes and across the various campuses.

Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau, Director IQST

University of Stuttgart

5th Institute of Physics

... is researching the interaction of atoms in ultracold quantum gases, in order to generate new states of matter under controlled conditions.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ankerhold, Director IQST

Ulm University

Institute for Complex Quantum System

... is researching quantum dynamics at interfaces between solid state physics and quantum optics or chemistry and in the area of crossover with classical physics.

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Barz

University of Stuttgart

Institute for Functional Matters and Quantum Technologies

... implements quantum algorithms and quantum protocols, builds distributed quantum networks and performs secure quantum computations in them.

Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko

Ulm University

Institute of Quantum Optics

... is researching the application of diamond quantum sensors which, as highly sensitive quantum microscopes, can make the structures and functions of individual biomolecules visible.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Keimer

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

Solid State Spectroscopy

... is exploring the technical application potential of materials which, owing to the quantum nature of their particles, exhibit exceptional magnetic properties.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich

Ulm University

Institute of Quantum Physics

... is concerned with questions of quantum mechanics and quantum optics where they overlap with gravitation and number theory.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup

University of Stuttgart

3rd Institute of Physics

... is researching with diamonds and trying to use their special properties and flaws for quantum information processing.