Prof. Philip Walther

University of Vienna

Philip Walther is Professor at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria. He earned his MSc in Chemistry from the Vienna University of Technology in 2002, and switched then to Physics, for obtaining his PhD from the University of Vienna in 2005. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University from 2005 to 2008, he started an independent research group at the University of Vienna.

Walther’s research is dedicated to the development of advanced photonic quantum technology for applications in quantum information processing and for investigations in quantum science. The experiments are focused on photonic quantum computation and quantum simulation as well as quantum foundations such as indefinite causal structures and the measurement of weak gravitational effects on single photons using table-top setups.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, and got awarded with the Loschmidt Prize (2005), the Fresnel Prize (2011), the Austrian START Prize (2011), the Vienna Funding Award in Science (2011), and the Recognition Award for Science by the Lower State of Austria (2014). He is Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society of America (OSA), and member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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