"Quantum Futur-Award" to Dr. Carsten Robens

Dr. Carsten Robens wins the BMBF prize "Quantum Futur-Award" for the best PhD thesis in the research area of quantum technologies. With his PhD thesis, which was defended in February 2017, Carsten Robens has taken a step closer to realizing a quantum computer with neutral atoms. The core result of his work is a new method to control single atoms depending on the internal spin state, which enables an unparalleled control of the position of atoms in so-called polarization synthesized optical lattices. The ceremony has been celebrated at the Universität Stuttgart on March 22nd, 2018 in the framework of the "Quantum Futur-Akademie" (more details here).