Florian Kai Marquardt (Dr. phil.)
Born 16.7.1974 in Berlin, Germany
Theoretical Physicist, with research mostly at the intersection between nanophysics and quantum optics
Research topics: optomechanics, quantum optics, decoherence, electronic transport in nanostructures, superconducting circuit cavity quantum electrodynamics, nonequilibrium quantum many-body physics, classical nonlinear dynamics
- 2016-now Scientific Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany. Part-time professor at the university in Erlangen.
- 2010-2016 Full professor (chair) at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg at Erlangen, Germany
- 2005-2010 Junior research group leader (junior professor, Emmy-Noether program) at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (LMU), Germany
- 2003-2005 Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, USA (group of Steve Girvin)
- 2002-2003 Postdoctoral fellow in the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research in Nanoscale Science (NCCR), Basel
- 1999-2002 PhD student at the University of Basel, Switzerland (group of Christoph Bruder)
- 1999-2002 PhD student at the University of Basel, Switzerland (group of Christoph Bruder); Thesis on "Models of dephasing at low temperatures"; "summa cum laude"
- 1992-1993, 1994-1998 Studies of physics (Diplom), Universität Bayreuth, Germany; Diploma thesis on vortex motion in superconductors (with Prof. Dierk Rainer); Diploma "with distinction"
- 1992 Abitur (final high school exam) at Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium Nördlingen, Germany; final grade 1.0
Awards, fellowships and significant grants
- 2007: Emmy-Noether group leader fellowship of the German Science Foundation (DFG), grant period: 2007-2012
- 2009: Walter Schottky prize 2009 of the German Physical Society (DPG), "for groundbreaking work on the theory of optomechanical systems"
- 2011: ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council, grant period: 2011-2016