Martin Bodo Plenio

Quantum optics and quantum information

Martin Bodo Plenio is a world authority in the field of quantum information science and has produced ground-breaking work on entanglement in quantum systems and the practical realisation of quantum information processing. In Ulm he is expected to make a significant contribution to establishing the planned Centre for Quantum Engineering where mathematicians, physicists and electrical engineers are supposed to work together on a par with the best in the world.

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Nominating University: Ulm University

Prof. Dr. Martin Bodo Plenio

born 1968, quantum optician from Germany, studied physics at Göttingen where he completed his doctorate in theoretical physics in 1994. A Feodor Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation took Plenio to Imperial College London, UK, in 1995 where he has been conducting research ever since. Amongst other awards, Plenio has been invited to give the Royal Society Clifford Paterson Lecture (2008) and has received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2005) and the IOP’s Maxwell Medal and Prize (2004).