Women in QST: Francesca Ferlaino

28 January 2020
from 12:30 to 14:00

Join us for the Women in QST lunch with Prof. Francesca Ferlaino.

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MPI of Quantum Optics | Communication Zone

Hans-Kopfermann-Straße 1


Garching bei München


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The event is part of the "Women in QST" series, where we aim to regularly feature inspiring female scientists from the field of Quantum Science and Technology (QST). Outstanding female researchers are invited to talk about their research and current projects, as well as about their career paths with the local QST community.

On 28 January Prof. Francesca Ferlaino will present at the MPQ Colloquium. We are excited to take this opportunity and organize another women in QST lunch, where female scientists from the quantum science and technology community are invited to meet Prof. Ferlaino.

Francesca Ferlaino working on an experiment in her lab.

12:30 - 14:15 | Women in QST Lunch (pre-registration required)

14:30 | MPQ Colloquium in Herbert Walther Lecture Hall

About Francesca

Francesca Ferlaino (born 1977) is Professor of Physics at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), having moved there in 2007, with past post-doc position at the University of Florence and LENS in Italy. She is currently Research and Managing Director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Science, which is one of the most active center for quantum science.

Her research activity explores quantum phenomena in atomic gases at ultralow temperatures with contributions spanning topics including quantum matter of atoms and molecules and few-body and scattering physics. Over the last years, she focuses specifically on the strongly magnetic, and rather unexplored, Erbium and Dysprosium atomic species, realizing in 2012 the first worldwide Bose- Einstein condensation of Erbium, and in 2018 the first dipolar quantum mixture of Erbium and Dysprosium. With these systems, she explored a variety of many-body quantum phenomena dictated by the long-range and anisotropic dipolar interaction among the atoms.

Her work has earned her multiple awards, including the prestigious Feltrinelli prize, the Grand Prix de Physique "Cecile-DeWitt Morette/Ecole de Physique des Houches" from the French Academy of Science, the Junior BEC Award, and the Erwin Schrodinger Prize, the highest award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In addition, she is recipient of an Alexander-von-Humboldt Professorship, and two ERC Grants (Starting and Consolidator).

MCQST offers travel support for female researchers and scientists from outside Munich, wishing to attend the event. If interested, please contact us at events[at]mcqst.de.


We are more than happy to accommodate any requirements you may have, e.g. using the on-site nursing room or professional childcare. Please contact us and we will assist in finding the best care for your family.


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