MCQST PhD Award

Recognizing Excellent Early-Career Research

The MCQST PhD Award annually honors two outstanding PhD theses from the MCQST community. The prize highlights and recognizes excellence in research at an early career stage and encourages awardees to pursue a further career in science.

MCQST will consider outstanding theses in QST (grade: summa cum laude) from the disciplines of physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, material science, and chemistry, from both LMU and TUM. The defense of the thesis must have occurred in the year 2021.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 MCQST PhD Prize are now closed!

Please send the following documents in order as a single PDF document to support[at]mcqst.de:

  • Abstract of thesis
  • PDF of thesis (or link)
  • PhD certificate
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • One letter of reference by an MCQST PI

Questions? Please contact support[at]mcqst.de.

MCQST PhD Award 2021

Annabelle Bohrdt standing in front of a blackboard with mathematical formulas. Ⓒ Muqing Xu

Annabelle Bohrdt

"Probing Strongly Correlated Many-Body Systems with Quantum Simulation"

TU Munich

Advisor: Michael Knap

Benjamin Merkel sitting outdoors wearing his graduation cap. Benjamin Merkel / Personal Archive

Benjamin Merkel

"Enhancing the Emission and Coherence of Erbium Dopants"

MPI of Quantum Optics & TU Munich

Advisor: Gerhard Rempe

MCQST PhD Award 2020

Johannes_Graduation

Johannes Knörzer

"Semiconductor-Based Electron Lattices for Quantum Information Processing"

LMU München & MPI of Quantum Optics

Advisor: Ignacio Cirac

Karen_Graduation

Karen Wintersperger

"Realization of Floquet Topological Systems with Ultracold Atoms in Optical Honeycomb Lattices"

LMU München

Advisor: Monika Aidelsburger

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