Prof. Rainer Blatt

Since 2003 Blatt has held the position of Scientific Director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).

Research focus

An experimental physicist, Rainer Blatt has carried out experiments in the fields of precision spectroscopy, quantum metrology and quantum information processing.

In 2004, Blatt’s working group successfully transferred the quantum information of one atom in a totally controlled manner onto another atom (teleportation). Two years later, Rainer Blatt’s working group already managed to entangle up to eight atoms in a controlled manner. 


Rainer Blatt has received numerous awards for his achievements in the fields of quantum optics and meterology. In 2012 the German Physical Society awarded him the “Stern-Gerlach-Medaille” and in 2011 he was awarded the Science Award for Outstanding Achievements of the Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse. He is full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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