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PhD Student at PGI-8 Invited to Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

13 March 2019

Phila Rembold, PhD student at PGI-8 “Quantum Control”, has been invited to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. In a multi-stage international selection process involving around 140 science academies, universities, foundations and research organizations, her application met with success despite stiff competition from other students, PhD researchers and postdocs. The 22-year-old was nominated by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Programme.

The aim of the Nobel Laureate Meeting, held annually since 1951 in the city of Lindau (on Lake Constance), is to bring Nobel laureates and young scientists together to promote scientific exchange across generations and cultures. The theme of this year’s science conference is physics. Forty-two Nobel Laureates have so far confirmed their participation in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will take place from 30 June to 05 July 2019.

Rembold is very excited about the event: “The prospect of meeting in real life scientists I have only read about in books is incredible. I will spend almost a week in lectures and social events. This will give me the opportunity to see the most innovative ideas in physics presented by the very people who established the framework of my research. I am eager to find out more about people who have received the most prestigious prize in our field.”

In her PhD thesis Rembold, as a theoretical physicist, deals with the application of the so-called optimal control theory as part of the research network “Quantum-enhanced Sensing via Quantum Control” (QuSCo). In particular, she focuses on colour centres in diamond. They form a quantum system that is both easy to manipulate and long-lasting; unlike other systems it does not require expensive cooling at room temperature. This makes them promising candidates for use in quantum technologies. For example, they can be used to represent quantum mechanical information units, so-called quantum bits, which are necessary in the construction of quantum computers.

Further information:

PGI-8 Quantum Control: Website under construction

Research network Quantum-enhanced Sensing via Quantum Control“ (QuSCo)

69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765267.


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