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Professor Dieter Jaksch

Professor of Physics

Tutorial Fellow in Physics


I am a Fellow and Tutor in Physics and also Director of Studies for this subject. I am teaching maths to first year physics undergraduates and lecture on Quantum Communication and Information in the Physics department. My research group is located at the Clarendon Laboratory and our main research interests lie in the quantum physics of ultracold atomic gases.

Research Interests

My research is currently focused on the theoretical study of strongly correlated quantum systems which are periodically driven and far away from equilibrium. These unusual physical states can for instance be created in the laboratory by shining laser light onto an ultra-cold ensemble of neutral atoms. The coherence times of these atoms are sufficiently long for purely quantum many-body phenomena to become visible in the experiments. New insights of fundamental importance into the nature of quantum physics and in particular the properties and structure of entanglement can be investigated in these experiments. Another option to study quantum states far from equilibrium is to excite condensed matter (e.g. specially designed organic salts) using THz radiation on an ultra-fast time scale. In this situation quantum evolution becomes visible at room temperature, albeit at much shorter time scales. Effects observed in such experiments may enhance future technology by exploiting quantum dynamical processes. For further details on my research please go to my group's website.

Recent Publications

Academic Biography

  • Head of Atomic & Laser Physics (2014 - present)
  • Professor of Physics, University of Oxford (2010 - present)
  • Visiting Research Professor, CQT, Singapore (2009 - present)
  • Reader, University of Oxford (2008 - 2010)
  • Visiting Associate Research Professor, CQT, Singapore (2008 - 2009)
  • Universty Lecturer, University of Oxford (2003 - present)
  • Fellow and Tutor, Keble College (2003 - present)
  • Assistent/Post-Doc, University of Innsbruck, Austria. (2000 - 2002)
  • Vertragsassistent/PhD student, University of Innsbruck, Austria. (1996 - 1999)

College Contact Details

Professor Dieter Jaksch
Keble College
Telephone: 01865 272712
Fax: +44 1865 272705

Faculty/Dept. Information

Clarendon Laboratory,
Parks Road,