That’s me in the lab some time during my PhD, ca. 2012.


I am a scientist who does experiments on quantum physics for a living. My main research interest is the engineering and control of novel devices that are able to use the laws of quantum mechanics for their operation. I use these systems to experimentally demonstrate quantum-mechanical protocols that will enable fundamentally new capabilities for information processing and communication.

Currently I’m a postdoc at Yale University in the lab of Rob Schoelkopf, where I work on quantum optics and quantum information using superconducting cavities and qubits.

You can contact me via wolfgangpfff AT gmail DOT com.

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Short Bio

since Jan 2014

Postdoctoral associate in the group of Rob Schoelkopf at Yale University.

2009 – 2013

PhD research in the group of Ronald Hanson at TU Delft (Netherlands), studying quantum optics and quantum information with nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. I graduated on Dec 20, 2013.

2003 – 2009

Studying physics at the University of Regensburg (Germany). M.Sc. thesis research in the group of Christoph Strunk.


Highschool graduation (“Abitur”) from Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium Hösbach (Germany).