Welcome

I am a theoretical physicist with interest in quantum optics and its use in quantum information processing. The physical laws governing individual particles of light—photons—and their interaction with matter are strange and counterintuitive. Yet, we can use them for secure communication or to solve problems that are too complex for standard, classical computers.

In my blog, I try to bring the world of science (not only the quantum physics I deal with but also all other parts of a scientist’s life, such as administration, teaching, or conference participation) to as wide an audience as possible. Partly because I believe that since it is the public that funds mu work, everyone has the right to know what I am doing (and scientific papers—even when freely available—are inaccessible for most). But mostly because my work is fun and takes me on fascinating journeys every day.

Feel free to look around and, if you have any questions, get in touch!