Dr. Cornelius Hempel

Cornelius Hempel

Group Head, Ion Trap Quantum Computing
Deputy lab head (quantum)

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

I studied physics at Martin Luther University as well as the University of Michigan, and obtained my PhD at the University of Innsbruck (Supervisors: Prof. Rainer Blatt and Dr. Christian Roos). Following a short postdoc at the Institut for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), I moved to the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney (Prof. Michael Biercuk), where I was project lead for the IARPA LogiQ program and later became principal investigator in the ytterbium laboratory. I was promoted to Senior Research Fellow (equivalent to research associate professor in the US) in 2020. Since April 2021, I lead the Ion Trap Quantum Computation group at the PSI Quantum Computing Hub.