Prof. K. Balasubramanian, Prof. C. Cocchi and Prof. I.M. Sokolov new members at IRIS Adlershof

Kannan Balasubramanian (left image), and Caterina Cocchi (center), both new professors at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since the beginning of the year, and Igor M. Sokolov (right) are new members of IRIS Adlershof.

Kannan Balasubramanians research focuses on nanostructured materials, systems and devices for the development of novel analytical tools in a microscopic environment. In the focus of Catherina Cocchi's research interests is Light-matter interaction with advanced first principles methods, based on density-functional theory (DFT) and its time-dependent extension (TDDFT) as well as of many-body perturbation theory (MBPT). The main interest of Igor Sokolov's research is on statistical physics and the physical chemistry of condensed and soft matter, especially problems in which the discrete, disordered structure and fluctuations play the leading role.

IRIS Adlershof would like to congratulate all new members and is looking very much forward to a fruitful collaboration.


Topping ceremony of the new research building of IRIS Adlershof

At the invitation of the Senator for Urban Development, Katrin Lompscher, and in the presence of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, and the President of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, and the architect Prof. Hans Nickl of Nickl & Partner, this Thursday, the 13th of July, the topping ceremony of the new research building of. IRIS Adlershof was celebrated.



Alexander von Humboldt professorship for Arno Rauschenbeutel

Prof. Dr. Arno Rauschenbeutel does research in the area of experimental quantum optics.  One of his most important research topics is the coupling of individual atoms and photons with optic fibers that are now being used to transfer information. This successful approach is a milestone in optic quantum technology and fundamental quantum physics that will lead to concrete new applications in the future. The “Fundamentals in Optics and Photonics” professorship for Arno Rauschenbeutel is a starting signal for the “Berlin Joint Lab for Photonic Quantum Technologies.”

    Foto: Jacqueline Godany

This lab will bring together the unique expertise in photonics, optics, microsystem technology, and fundamentals of quantum physics at the Technology and Science Campus of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). In close cooperation with the department of Physics, IRIS Adlershof, and research institutions at other universities, especially the Ferdinand-Braun Institute, the goal is to integrate research and advance viable quantum systems in the immediate area, which then can picked up by local high tech companies. The HU is therefore in the good position to be a driving force in new photonic quantum technologies for the new EU billion-Euro quantum technology program.