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 2023
Prof. Andreas Wallraff of ETH Zurich is awarded MCQST Distinguished Lecturer for 2023.
Warum brauchen wir Quantencomputer? Wie funktionieren sie? Und wann werden wir sie endlich haben? Prof. Andreas Wallraff gibt Einblicke in der Welt der Quantencomputern.
Distinguished Lecturer in 2022
Prof. Mikhail Lukin of Harvard University was awarded MCQST Distinguished Lecturer for 2022.
Distinguished Lecturer in 2021
Prof. Dorit Aharonov of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem was honored as MCQST Distinguished Lecturer in 2021. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the colloquium took place online, with the public talk and specialized seminar being scheduled to take place in Munich, in the fall of 2023.
Distinguished Lecturer in 2020
Prof. Pascale Senellart of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was honored as MCQST Distinguished Lecturer in 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, her talks all took place in 2021. See below for more information.
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.
In October 2019, John Preskill visited the QST community in Munich. On this occasion, MCQST awarded him as Distinguished Lecturer. The prize acknowledges 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. On this occasion, science journalist Frank Grotelüschen held an interview with John Preskill on behalf of MCQST.