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Gerd Leuchs


  • 1970-1975 Study of Physics and Mathematics, Universität Köln
  • 1975-1978 thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1978-1983 Research Associate, Universität München
  • 1979-1980 Visiting Fellow at JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 1980-1981 Feodor-Lynen-Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
  • 1983-1985 Heisenberg-Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at JILA an NIST Boulder, Colorado
  • 1985-1989 Group leader (C3) at Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching
  • 1986-1994 Faculty member (PD), Universität München
  • 1990-1994 Technical Director of Nanomach AG, Buchs, Switzerland
  • 1996-2005 Member of the board of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society
  • 1998-2000 Chairman of the division 'quantum optics' of the Deutsche Physikalsche Gesellschaft
  • 2000-2008 Elected referee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • since 1994 Professor of Physics, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2003-2008 Director of the Max Planck Research Group for Optics, Information and Photonics, Erlangen
  • since 2009 Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen

Wigner-specific research

[1] Christian R Müller, Christian Peuntinger, Thomas Dirmeier, Imran Khan, Ulrich Vogl, Ch Marquardt, Gerd Leuchs, Luis L Sánchez-Soto, Yong Siah Teo, Zdenek Hradil, Jaroslav Řeháček:“Evading Vacuum Noise: Wigner Projections or Husimi Samples?”, Physical review letters, Vol.117, No.7, pp.070801, 2016.


  • Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
  • Professor of Physics, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


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