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Johannes Kofler – Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Personal Information

 

Year of birth

1980

Citizenship

Austrian

 

Professional History

 

11/2011 – 04/2017

Postdoctoral Researcher (Group of Ignacio Cirac)

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), Garching/Munich, Germany

08/2008 – 10/2011

Postdoctoral Researcher (Group of Anton Zeilinger)

Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna & Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

01/2005 – 07/2008

Research Assistant / PhD Student (Group of Časlav Brukner)

Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna & Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

03/2004 – 06/2004

Scientific Co-worker (Groups of Eckhard Krotscheck & Dieter Bäuerle)

Institute for Theoretical Physics & Institute for Applied Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

 

Education

 

03/2005 – 10/2008

Doctoral studies of Natural Sciences (University of Vienna, Austria)

Dissertation: “Quantum violation of macroscopic realism and the transition to classical physics” (supervised by Časlav Brukner)

10/1999 – 11/2004

Diploma studies of Technical Physics (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Diploma thesis: “Focusing of light in axially symmetric systems within the wave optics approximation” (supervised by Nikita Arnold)

07/1998 – 02/1999

Obligatory military service (Villach and Klagenfurt, Austria)

09/1990 – 06/1998

Grammar school (Linz and Klagenfurt, Austria)

Matura diploma (Bundesrealgymnasium Viktring/Klagenfurt, Austria)

  

Awards

 

2016

Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna, Austria)

2009

Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae (Federal President of Austria)

2009

Appreciation Award (Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research)

2009

Erwin Wenzl Prize (St. Magdalena Education Center, Linz, Austria)

2009

Loschmidt Prize (Austrian Chemical Physical Society)

2008

Doc Award (University of Vienna & City of Vienna, Austria)

2007

Doc Fellowship (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

2004

Wilhelm Macke Prize (Wilhelm Macke Scholarship Foundation, Linz, Austria)

2003

Merit scholarship (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

2002

Merit scholarship (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

2001

Merit scholarship (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

 

The Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations for the year 2015 was awarded in 2016 jointly to three publications by groups at the TU Delft, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST for simultaneously closing the locality and detection loopholes in Bell experiments. The “Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae” is the highest distinction for study achievements in Austria, dating back in its tradition to the Austrian Empire. (The PhD ceremony usually takes place in the presence of the Austrian Federal President. Out of more than 2500 Austrian PhD graduates every year, on average only about 20 receive this distinction.) The Appreciation Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research is given annually to the best graduates of all Austrian universities throughout all fields. The Erwin Wenzl Prize is awarded every year to the best three PhD theses written by people with a connection to the State of Upper Austria. The Loschmidt Prize from the Austrian Chemical Physical Society is awarded annually to the at most two best PhD theses in chemistry and/or physics from all Austrian universities. The Doc Award from the University of Vienna and the City of Vienna is awarded every year to the seven best PhD theses from all fields. The Doc Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences was awarded annually to 30 PhD students from all fields and granted them 30.000 Euro per year for their PhD studies. The Wilhelm Macke Prize is awarded every year to the three best diploma theses of the University of Linz. The Johannes Kepler University of Linz grants a very limited number of Merit Scholarships each year to its best students.