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International Symposium 2015

CUI’s third International Symposium took place from 11 November to 12 November in the Center For Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) on Campus Bahrenfeld.

As a highlight of the symposium, the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics worth 40,000 euro was given to Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cirac, Director of the Department Theory at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching. The prize was awarded by Joachim Herz Stiftung in co-operation with CUI.


Petra Herz, chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Joachim Herz Stiftung, presented a symbolic check to the amount of Euro 40,000 Euro to Prof. Ignacio Cirac.


The pysicist received the award in the presence of Hamburg’s second mayor Katharina Fegebank. Credit: Joachim Herz Stiftung, photographer: Andreas Klingberg


Also view: 40.000 Euro for pioneering research on quantum information theory and quantum optics

Award Ceremony: Prize for Theoretical Physics

Speakers invited to the symposium include:

J. Ignacio Cirac, Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik

Aaron Lindenberg, Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Liberato Manna, Istituto Italiano di Teconologia, Genova

Christopher Marrows, University of Leeds

Michael Odelius, Stockholms Universitet

Lars Pettersson, Stockholms Universitet

Susan Quinn, University College Dublin

Frank Verstraete, Universität Wien

Carrie Wilmot, University of Minnesota


Detailed information about the symposium: Booklet.