Prof. Tommaso Calarco
Universität Ulm

Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco received his PhD at the University of Ferrara in 1998, and started to work as a postdoc in the group of P. Zoller at the University of Innsbruck. After several periods as a postdoc (with C. Williams and P. Julienne at NIST in 2002-2003 and with M. Lukin at Harvard in 2005-2007) he was appointed as a Senior Researcher at the BEC Centre in Trento (2004) and finally as a Professor for Physics at the University of Ulm in 2007 (with tenure since 2009). During his career, he has been the recipient of two EC Marie-Curie Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship and the E. Wallnöfer Prize of the Tyrolean Industrialists’ Association. He is currently the coordinator of the Integrated Project SIQS and RySQ, as well as member of the QUANTERA scientific advisory board. Previously he has been coordinator of the IP AQUTE, for the QIPC Roadmap, as well as Roadmap coordinator of the project QUTE-EUROPE and chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ERA-Net CHISTERA. He has pioneered the application of quantum optimal control methods to quantum computation and to many-body quantum systems. Currently he is the director of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, which involves the University of Ulm, the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. He is also director of the Institute for Complex Quantum Systems at the University of Ulm.

He is the author of 120 peer-reviewed papers, with 4945 citations (h-index 40), and has been featured as invited speaker in 120 scientific Conferences and has been invited as speaker during several events organised by the European Parliament and by the European Commission. Moreover, he is one of the author of the “Quantum Manifesto”, which calls upon Member States and the European Commission to launch a €1 billion Flagship-scale Initiative in Quantum Technology.

In July 2016 he has been nominated as scientific member of the “High Level Steering Committee for the Quantum Technologies Flagship” by the European Commissioner G. Oettinger.

Currently he is the coordinator of the project “Quantum Coordination and Support Action” (QSA).