Professor at UvA (IoP)
Email: F.Schreck at uva.nl
Website: http://www.uva.nl/en/profile/s/c/f.e.schreck/f.e.schreck.html and www.strontiumBEC.com
Research line: Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
Florian Schreck uses ultracold quantum gases to explore quantum physics. After his PhD 2002 at E.N.S. Paris with Christophe Salomon and a postdoc in Austin, TX with Mark Raizen, he joined the group of Rudolf Grimm at IQOQI, Innsbruck in 2004. He founded his own research group in 2008, soon afterwards creating the first quantum gas of strontium. Another important breakthrough was to reach quantum degeneracy using only laser cooling. In 2014 he moved his group to Amsterdam, where he extended his research using an ERC consolidator grant and an NWO Vici grant.
Florian Schreck exploits unique properties of strontium for quantum simulation and computation in two experimental setups. A quantum gas microscope will provide control and detection of quantum gases at the single-atom level, which is ideal for few-qubit applications. Multi-qubit dynamics will be explored in a RbSr molecular quantum gas.
Simon Stellmer, Meng Khoon Tey, Bo Huang, Rudolf Grimm, and Florian Schreck, Bose-Einstein Condensation of Strontium, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 200401(2009).
Simon Stellmer, Rudolf Grimm, and Florian Schreck, Detection and manipulation of nuclear spin states in fermionic strontium, Phys. Rev. A 84, 043611 (2011).
Simon Stellmer, Benjamin Pasquiou, Rudolf Grimm, and Florian Schreck, Creation of Ultracold Sr2 Molecules in the Electronic Ground State, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 115302 (2012)