The experimental physicist and Scientific Director of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt received the TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professorship award on November 11, 2021. 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 was awarded 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.
The TUM-IAS welcomes the TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professors as Honory Fellows and members of the TUM-IAS community.