New Faculty 2020


Hannes Bernien

Assistant Professor
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the College

Hannes Bernien’s work focuses on finding answers to such questions as how to fully scale controlled quantum systems from the current few-particle level to many particles, how to study the effects of increased complexity in these systems, and how to utilize these phenomena for quantum technology. His lab combines techniques from quantum control and quantum optics with ultracold atoms and nanotechnology in order to develop new ways of engineering large, complex quantum systems and study the phenomena that arise in such systems.

His research has been published in Nature, Science, Nano Letters, and Nature Physics.

Bernien earned his PhD in physics at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and his MS in physics at Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. Most recently, he engaged in postdoctoral research at the Max Planck–Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics in the group of Mikhail Lukin.

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