13th Krüger-Colloquium on 22nd of October 2014

Foto Prof. Christine Solberhorn


Mrs. Prof. Christine Silberhorn
University of Paderborn, Department Physik, Head of the Working Group "Integrated Quantum Optics"


Topic of the presentation: "Quantenlicht als Informationsträger: eine neue Technologie zur Kommunikation und Informationsverarbeitung"

Christine Silberhorn is the jungest Winner of the Leibniz Prize 2011. Aged thirty-eight, Christine Silberhorn is the youngest Leibniz Prize laureate in 2011. Despite her young age Silberhorn already holds a top position with enormous international visibility as a leading expert on experimental quantum optics. Her research on quantum information processing is exceptional for both its broad scope and her use of continuous rather than discrete variables. Silberhorns research ranges from quantum systems with individual photons and continuous variables to the implementation of entangled quantum states of light based on glass fibres and waveguides, and quantum networks comprised of numerous channels. Her work on the realisation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen states and quantum cryptography with continuous variables has attracted widespread attention, and her more recent work on the realisation and measurement of so-called Fock states with large numbers of photons has proven to be equally important. (Origin: DFG)


2013 she became a member ot the Leopoldina, the National Academy of Sciences which is one of the oldest Science Academies if the world.

After doctoral studies at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2002 an the Habilitation in 2008 at the same university she has been the head of the Max-Planck-Research Group until 2011, Integrated Quantum Optics, at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen. Since April 2010 she hold the chair of Advanced Physics, Integrated Quantum Optics, at the University of Paderborn.