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Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt new TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor

2021-11-26 – News from the Physics Department

Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt, experimental physicist and Scientific Director of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, was awarded the TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professorship on 11 November 2021.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt
Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt – Image: Markus R. Knab / IQOQI

With his pioneering experimental demonstrations of basic building blocks and alogrithms of quantum processors he has paved the way towards useful quantum computing systems and new research directions in quantum technology. Prof. Dr. Blatt received many awards, most notably the Stern Gerlach Medal in 2012 and the John Stewart Bell Prize in 2015. He has been coordinator of the Munich Quantum Valley since 2021.

Rainer Blatt is affiliated to TUM’s Physics Department and a member of TUM’s Institute of Advanced Study.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt (center) receives the appointment certificate from TUM senior vice president for research and innovation, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer (left) in the presence of Prof. Dr. Johannes V. Barth, Dean of TUM’s Physics Department. – Image: Hans Hübl / TUM
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