• Hector Fellows

    Distinguished researchers in STEM fields.

Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch

Chair for Experimental Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Quantum Many Body Systems Division, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Hector Fellow since 2012

Immanuel Bloch is Professor for Experimental Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching.

The quantum physicist is one of the world's leading scientists in the field of ultracold quantum matter research near the absolute temperature zero point. Using laser beams, it generates artificial crystals of light in which ultracold atoms can be captured. This enables the investigation of fundamental quantum mechanical processes in materials.

His research was acknowledged by the Harvey Prize, the Körber European Science Prize, a Synergy Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), the Senior Bose-Einstein Condensation Award and the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is also a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the Max Planck Society.

Research field

Experimental Physics / Quantum Optics

  • Ultracold Quantum Gases
  • Quantum Information
  • Strongly Correlated Many-Body Systems
  • Non-Equilibrium Phenomena
  • Topological Phases of Matter


Simulated Quantum Worlds

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