Distinguished Lecturers

MCQST Distinguished Lecturer Award

The MCQST Distinguished Lecturer prize acknowledges scientific achievements in the field of quantum science and technology, as well as a high commitment to communicate recent developments in their respective fields to a broader public.

Each year, MCQST awards up to two scientists with this distinction. Our Distinguished Lecturers will offer three different presentations during their visit to MCQST, each specially targeted to a different audience: a talk for the public interested in scientific discoveries and developments, a Colloquium for the local scientific community, as well as a more specialized seminar for researchers working in the same field.

Distinguished Lecturer in 2022

Prof. Mikhail Lukin of Harvard University was awarded MCQST Distinguished Lecturer for 2022.

Mikhail Lukin Specialized Seminar

POSTPONED - "Exploring topological matter and lattice gauge theories using programmable quantum simulators" by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Mikhail Lukin

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Mikhail Lukin Public Lecture

"New Frontier of Quantum Science and Engineering" by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Mikhail Lukin

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MCQST Colloquium: Mikhail Lukin

MCQST Colloquium | Mikhail Lukin - Professor of Physics at Harvard University

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Distinguished Lecturer in 2021

  • Prof. Dorit Aharonov | Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Distinguished Lecturer in 2020

Prof. Pascale Senellart of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was honored as MCQST Distinguished Lecturerer in 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, her talks all took place in 2021. See below for more information:

MCQST Colloquium: Pascale Senellart

Online Colloquium | Pascale Senellart - Professor at CNRS-C2N Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Paris, France.

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Semiconductor Quantum Dots: From Quantum Light Sources to Quantum Thermodynamics

Specialized seminar by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Pascale Senellart

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Photons: The Quantum Link

Public talk by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Pascale Senellart

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Distinguished Lecturer in 2019

John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), is awarded as Distinguished Lecturer by MCQST. The prize is acknowledging John Preskill’s scientific achievements in the field of quantum information theory as well as his engagement to communicate recent developments in quantum science and technology to a broader public.

The award ceremony took place during the event on 7 October 2019 at Deutsches Museum. Below you can find an overview of the talks held by John Preskill during his visit to MCQST. Also, on our Quantum Science Blog you can read an interview with the famous physicist.

Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

Public talk by Prof. John Preskill.

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John Preskill: Quantum Computing in the NISQ Era and Beyond

Visiting Caltech Professor, John Preskill will kick-off the MCQST Colloquium Series.

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The ghost in the radiation: Robust encodings of the black hole interior

Specialized seminar by Prof. John Preskill.

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