One central milestone in the cluster’s mission is the attraction of excellent young talents in the highly dynamic field of quantum computing. This was achieved in the last few years by the establishment of several professorships at all cluster sites. Newly hired ML4Q professors will be therefore guests on our podcast, thus introducing them and their research to our cluster community as well as our broader audience.
Today we start with Erwann Bocquillon, ML4Q professor at the 2nd Institute of Physics at the University of Cologne who started his group in October 2021. They talk about Erwann’s educational and research journey touching upon differences between studying physics in France and Germany. They also discuss electron quantum optics and learn about Erwann’s best memory from his PhD time.
Listen here to the full podcast episode with Erwann or using your podcatcher.
00:00:00 Welcome Erwann
00:01:20 Talking about electrons
00:10:35 When did you get interested in physics?
00:16:15 Talking about Erwann’s educational path and the French academic system
00:32:40 Working on electron quantum optics during the PhD studies
00:53:00 Coming to Germany for postdoc studies and working on new materials
01:02:49 Back to Paris as a permanent researcher at CNRS
01:06:10 Starting the ML4Q professorship in Cologne
While recording, Alex Jahn – who is not only a talented web designer and a great podcast editor but obviously a gifted illustrator – captured Chris and Erwann: