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 at the Ehrensaal of the Deutsches Museum 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 Lecturers in 2021

  • Prof. Pascale Senellart | CNRS-C2N Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    Distinguished Lecturer in 2020, however due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the talks by Prof. Senellart take place in 2021, starting with the Colloquium talk on April 20th.
  • Prof. Dorit Aharonov | Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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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