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This is us. After each name, we indicate the room (02. indicates 2nd floor; at Staudtstr. 7, Erlangen, building B3), and the telephone extension. Dial 09131-85-extension from within Germany or +49-9131-85-extension from abroad. The email adress is always

Click on the pictures to go to the respective home pages (if available).

Group leaders

FlorianMarquardt.png Florian Marquardt (Prof. Dr.) - 02.786, 28461; since August 1st: full-time director at MPL, part-time at university; see Homepage Florian Marquardt (with CV)
Ericsmall.jpg Eric Lutz (Prof. Dr.) - 02.772, 28459; see Homepage Eric Lutz
Passbild.png Paul-Gerhard Reinhard (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., emeritus) - 02.782, 28460;


Claudia.jpg Claudia Schlechte - 02.783, 28462; see Homepage Claudia Schlechte

Marquardt group

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DefaultHead.png Oleg Yevtushenko (Dr.) - Senior Researcher - 02.782; Homepage Oleg Yevtushenko
Andrea Aiello.jpg Andrea Aiello (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - 02.782; Homepage Andrea Aiello
SilviaKusminskiy.jpg Silvia Viola Kusminskiy (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - 02.773, 20793; Homepage Silvia Viola Kusminskiy
CNBforMgroup.jpg Carlos Navarrete-Benlloch (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - 02.773, 20793; Homepage Carlos Navarrete-Benlloch
SRaeisi.jpg Sadegh Raeisi (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - 02.782; Homepage Sadegh Raeisi
Swalter.png Stefan Walter (Dr., M.A.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - 02.771, 28458; Homepage Stefan Walter
Brendel.jpg Christian Brendel (M.Sc.hon.) - 02.773, 20793; Homepage Christian Brendel
RolandLauter 2.jpg Roland Lauter (Dipl.-Phys.) - 02.771, 28458; Homepage Roland Lauter
TalithaWeiss.jpg Talitha Weiß (M.Sc.) - 02.773, 20793; Homepage Talitha Weiss

Lutz group

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JoseAlonso2.JPG Jose J Alonso C PhD student - 02.773, ; Homepage Jose Alonso
AlexanderFriedenberger.jpg Alexander Friedenberger PhD student - 02.771, 28458; Homepage Alexander Friedenberger
TobiasDenzler.jpg Tobias Denzler PhD student - 02.773, 20793 Homepage Tobias Denzler
Michael.Konopik.jpg Michael Konopik PhD student - 02.773, 20793;Homepage MichaelKonopik

Alumni Lutz group

Abah.jpg Obinna Abah Postdoc - 01.587
DefaultHead.png Undine Schellhorn Master student - 01.588, 28457

Reinhard group

DefaultHead.png Philipp Wopperer (Dipl.-Phys.) - 01.589, 28457
Bildgz n.jpg Günter Zwicknagel (Prof. Dr.) - 00.504, 28813 [homepage]

Alumni Marquardt group

These are the hard-working, talented physicists who have made our research possible in the past.

MichaelSchmidt TheoII.jpg Michael Schmidt (Dr., M. Sc. hon.); Michael defended his thesis on "Optomechanical arrays and multimode systems", on June 11, 2015; starting May 2016, he joined the consulting company McKinsey in Munich; Download Michael's thesis.
VittorioPeano.png Vittorio Peano (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - since September 2016 Lecturer at the University of Malta; Old Erlangen Group Homepage Vittorio Peano
DefaultHead.png Thales Figueiredo Roque (M.Sc.) visiting PhD student from Brazil (University of Campinas); visit during 2014 to 2015.
AK Pic.jpg Andreas Kronwald (Dr., M.Sc.hon.); Andreas defended his thesis on "Nonlinear quantum effects and squeezing in cavity optomechanics", on April 17, 2015; In August 2015 he joined the consulting company B&W Deloitte in Cologne; Old Erlangen Group Homepage Andreas Kronwald
StefanKessler.png Stefan Kessler (Dr., Dipl.-Phys.); Stefan defended his thesis on quantum many-body dynamics of ultracold atoms in optical lattices, on April 15, 2014. Since the spring of 2015 he works at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation; Old Erlangen Group Homepage Stefan Kessler
DengZhijiao.png Deng Zhijiao (Ms.) (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - visited Dec 2012 to July 2014, now back as a lecturer at China National University of Defense Technology
Steven2.jpg Steven Habraken (Dr.) - Postdoctoral Researcher - since July 2014 working as a Resident in medical physics at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam - Department of Radiation Oncology
Koppany.jpg Koppany Kormoczi (M.Sc.) - 02.773, 20793
OliverViehmann2.png Oliver Viehmann (Dipl.-Phys.; Dr.); Oliver defended his thesis on multi-qubit circuit quantum electrodynamics (co-supervised with Jan von Delft) at the LMU Munich, on September 3, 2013; Old Erlangen Group Homepage Oliver Viehmann - since beginning of 2014 work as a consultant
MaxLudwig.png Max Ludwig (Dipl.-Phys., Dr.); Max defended his thesis on quantum optomechanics, on February 7, 2013; At the end of October 2013, he joined the consulting company Boston Consulting Group in Munich; Download the PhD thesis at: PhD thesis Ludwig at University Library Erlangen-Nürnberg. Old Erlangen Group Homepage Max Ludwig
CNeuenhahn3.png Clemens Neuenhahn (Dipl.-Phys., Dr.); Clemens defended his thesis on nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems, on December 5, 2012. Since the fall of 2013 he is with the consulting company Roland Berger in Berlin; Old Erlangen Group Homepage Clemens Neuenhahn
BjoernKubala.png Björn Kubala (postdoc, Dr., Dipl.-Phys.); Björn moved to the University of Ulm end of 2011
GeorgHeinrich.png Georg Heinrich (Dr., Dipl.-Phys.) - PhD October 2011: "Nanomechanics interacting with light: Dynamics of coupled multimode optomechanical systems". Email. Download the PhD thesis at: PhD thesis Heinrich at University Library Erlangen-Nürnberg; Georg moved to a position with Boston Consulting Group in Hamburg after his PhD.
FerdinandHelmer.png Ferdinand Helmer (Dr., Dipl.-Phys., MSc) - PhD July 2009: "Quantum information processing and measurement in circuit quantum electrodynamics" - now with Dr. Neuburger & Partner. Email: Download the PhD thesis at: PhD thesis Helmer at University Library Munich.
DefaultHead.png Benjamin Abel (Dr., Dipl.-Phys.) - PhD February 2009: "Macroscopic superposition states and decoherence by quantum telegraph noise" - Email: Send an email to Florian Marquardt to obtain a PDF copy of the thesis.

Alumni Reinhard group (partial list)

DefaultHead.png Jochen Erler (Dr.) - graduated in 2010
DefaultHead.png Bernhard Faber (Dr.) - graduated in 2011

Former Visitors

Images.jpeg Fabian Heidrich-Meisner (Prof. Dr., visiting professor, winter term 2012/13)
WilsonRae.png Ignacio Wilson-Rae (Prof. Dr., visiting professor, winter term 2011/12) - teaching Theoretical Quantum Optics; for other information see my homepage at TU Munich
HWu.png Huaizhi Wu (long term visiting student, September 2009 - February 2011; returned to Fuzhou University, China)