Norbert Lütkenhaus

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Faculty

Biography:

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Norbert Lütkenhaus studied at the RWTH Aachen and the LMU Munich, from which he graduated with a thesis in general relativity. Then he changed the field to study quantum optics and quantum cryptography under the supervision of Stephen M. Barnett at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. In 1996 he obtained his PhD. After postdoc positions in Innsbruck (Peter Zoller and Ignacio Cirac) and the Helsinki Institute of Physics (Kalle-Antti Suominen) he worked for MagiQ Technologies (New York) to initiate the project of commercial realisation of quantum key distribution. Returning to academia in 2001, he build up and lead an Emmy-Noether Research Group at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, during which time he did his habiliation (2004). Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Waterloo and a member of the Institute of Quantum Computing.

Current Projects:

  • The theory of practical quantum key distribution systems
  • Methods and tools for entanglement verification
  • Linear optic quantum logic operation and measurement implementation
  • Quantum state detection and estimation theory

Degrees:

  • Habilitation, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2003
  • PhD in Physics, University of Strathclyde, 1996
  • Masters, Diplom Physik, LMU München, 1993

Major Positions:

Professor Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo 2011-Present
Associate Professor Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo 2006-2011
Leader of Independent Emmy-Noether Research
Institute for Theoretical Physics and Max-Planck Research Group, Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics 2001-2005
Project Leader MagiQ Technologies Inc. 2000-2001
Senior Scientist (Research Fellow) Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland 1997-2000