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Dr Winfried Hensinger

Post:Reader in Quantum, Atomic & Optical Physics (Physics and Astronomy)
Other posts:Reader in Quantum, Atomic and Optical Physics (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 3A5
Email:W.K.Hensinger@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7672
UK:01273 877672
International:+44 1273 877672

Research expertise:
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Biography

Winfried Hensinger obtained his undergraduate degree at the Ruprechts-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany and then moved to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where he was awarded a Master's in Physics. He continued on and obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland under guidance of Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Norman Heckenberg and Gerard Milburn in the field of experimenal nonlinear quantum dynamics with ultracold atoms. During his PhD candidature he spent an extended period at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, USA in the group of Nobel laureate William Phillips demonstrating dynamical tunnelling in a sodium Bose-Einstein condensate. He obtained a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Tertiary Education) at the University of Queensland concurrent with his PhD studies. After completing his PhD he spent three years as a FOCUS Research Fellow in the group of Chris Monroe at the University of Michigan, USA developing ways to scale ion trap quantum information processing. He is now a Reader at the University of Sussex. 

Role

  • Head of Ion Quantum Technology group
  • EPSRC Leadership Fellow