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Dr. Rainer BLATT Professor, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck; Managing and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck

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1979-1981 Dissertation in physics, University of Mainz
1981-1982 Research Associate, University of Mainz (w/ Prof. G. Werth)
1982-1983 Research fellowship, DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, JILA Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO, USA (Dr. J. L. Hall)
1983-1984 Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin (w/ Prof. E. Matthias)
1984-1987 Research Associate, University of Hamburg (w/ Prof. P. Toschek)
1988 Habilitation thesis; lecturer, University of Hamburg
1989-1994 Heisenberg fellow, University of Hamburg
1991-1994 Researcher, JILA Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO, USA
1994-1995 Professor of Physics, 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Göttingen
since 1995 Full Professor of Physics, University of Innsbruck
2000-2013 Director, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck
since 2000 CEO, Institut für Quanteninformation Ges.m.b.H, Innsbruck
since 2001 Member, academic senate, University of Innsbruck
since 2003 Scientific Director, IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2009 Managing Director of the IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2008 Corresponding member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2008 Full member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director, IQOQI Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Memberships

Österreichische Physikalische Gesellschaft (ÖPG)
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
European Physical Society (EPS)
American Physical Society (APS)

Publications

Motional sidebands and direct measurement of the cooling in the resonance fluorescence of a single trapped ion, 2000
Investigating a qubit candidate: Spetroscopy an the S1/2 to D5/2 transition of a trapped calcium ion in a linear Paul trap, 2000
Quantum state engineering on an optical transition and decoherence in a Paul trap, 1999
Ion strings for quantum gates, 1998

Awards

Heisenberg fellowship award, DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1989
Offer to become Full Professor of Physics at University of Jena (declined), 1995
Innovations-Preis by Tiroler Sparkasse, 1997
Schrödinger-Preis of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2006
Descartes prize finalist award for QGATES consortium, 2007
ERC Advanced Investigator Grant, 2008
Karl Innitzer Award, 2008
Carl Zeiss Research Award (with Ignacio Cirac), 2009
Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse Science Award, 2011
Stern Gerlach Medal, German Physical Society, 2012
Order of merit by the Region of Tyrol, 2013
Alexander von Humboldt Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, 2013
Frew Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, 2013
Science award of the state of Tyrol, 2014
John Stewart Bell Prize, 2015
Quantum Communication Award, 2016