Maria Bernard-Schwarz
Early Stage Researcher

National Instruments GmbH, Munich, Germany

Academic Background

I have studied ‘Applied Physics’ for my bachelor degree and ‘Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering’ for my master degree at the Vienna University of Technology. Before university, I attended the Institute of Higher Education in Innsbruck with electrical engineering as key course element. In conjunction with my diploma thesis, I worked at the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I did the electrical characterization and irradiation studies of silicon test structures for the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) upgrade at CERN. I had been a member of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment, where a collaboration within CMS has been formed to search for a suitable material for the tracking detector after the upgrade.

I have also been a summer student at CERN in 2010, where I worked in the machine protection department. In 2009, I worked as a project assistant at the Institute of Solid State Physics at the Vienna University of Technology, where I developed a system named ‘Hystersograph’ to measure magnetic field parameters.

Description of Work

I am working on a setup where a single atom is trapped inside an optical cavity. The atom is kept inside the cavity with using a feedback control. The trajectory of the atom is measured to react respectively. The feedback control should be improved to gain longer storage times of the atom inside the cavity. FPGA based products from National Instruments are used for this purpose. This work is under supervision of Prof. Martin Gröschl, IAP TU Wien.


Field programmable gate array-assigned complex-valued computation and its limits
M. Bernard-Schwarz, W. Zwick, L.Wenzel, J. Klier, and M.Gröschl
Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 093104 (2014)

Real-Time control on Single Atoms
M. Bernard-Schwarz
Proceedings of SEI Tagung, Verlag Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron ISBN 978-3-935702-85-0, 141 (2014)

Ein PXI basiertes Steuerungssystems für die dynamische Konfiguration von Messsequenzen zur Manipulation einzelner Atome
M. Bernard-Schwarz, C. Hamsen, W .Zwick, T. Wilk, J. Klier and M. Gröschl
Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis, VDE Verlag ISBN 978-3-8007-3572-3, 36 (2014)

Maximale Ausfuehrungsgeschwindigkeiten FPGA basierter komplexwertiger Mathematik. Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis
M. Bernard-Schwarz, W .Zwick, T. Wilk, J. Klier, M. Gröschl
VDE Verlag ISBN 978-3-8007-3489-4, p. 364-367 (2013)

Future silicon sensors for the CMS Tracker Upgrade
M. Bernard-Schwarz on behalf of the CMS Tracker Collaboration
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Volume 699, 89-92 (2013).

M. Bernard-Schwarz, talk at LabVIEW User Group Meeting (June 18th, 2012).

Hardware-in-the-Loop-Simulation for High-Speed-Quantum Controller
M. Bernard-Schwarz, M. Gröschl, T. Wilk, C. Sames, C. Hamsen, H. Chibani, J. Souza, G. Rempe, M. Spurny, M. Martinez-Dorantes, J. Gallego, S. Ghosh, D. Meschede,
Poster at QUSIM workshop Bilbao (September, 2012).