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ETH Zurich has more than 16,000 students from approximately 80 countries, 3500 of whom are doctoral candidates. More than 400 professors teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, and management and social sciences. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute

At the Quantum Device Lab of the Physics Department, the group of Prof. Andreas Wallraff  studies the quantum properties of novel micro- and nano-structured electronic devices and their interaction with classical and quantum electromagnetic fields. The focus of their research is positioned at the intersections of mesoscopic condensed matter physics, atomic physics, quantum optics and quantum information science, where physical systems with intriguing properties and exciting applications can be realized. In particular, they study the fundamental physics of matter light interaction in the context of cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED). They also explore hybrid quantum systems in which they control and detect the quantum properties of semiconductor quantum dots and Rydberg atoms using solid state Cavity QED techniques. They are also interested in realizing applications of quantum electronic circuits as sensitive, possibly quantum limited, nano-electronic measurement devices and detectors.

Links:

http://www.qudev.ethz.ch/ – group’s home page

http://www.solid.phys.ethz.ch/ – Laboratory for Solid State Physics http://www.phys.ethz.ch/ – Department of Physics

http://www.ethz.ch/ – ETH Zurich