Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    Laurea (bachelor's degree) in physics, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy

  • 1995
    Human Capital and Mobility Fellow of the European Commission at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK, in Prof. Christopher Foot's group

  • 1996 – 1998
    Visiting researcher (PhD student), Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria, in Prof. Peter Zoller's research group

  • 1998 – 1999
    University assistant, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria, in Prof. Peter Zoller's research group

  • 1999
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in theoretical physics, University of Innsbruck

  • 1999 – 2001
    Visiting researcher (Postdoc), Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany, in Prof. Dr. Herbert Walther's research group

  • 2001 – 2002
    Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany, in Prof. Dr. Herbert Walther's research group

  • 2002 – 2004
    University assistant, Department of Quantum Physics, Ulm University, in Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich's research group

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in theoretical physics, venia legendi (authorization to teach), Ulm University

  • 2004 – 2009
    Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow of the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science, group leader at the Institute for Physics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • 2006
    Visiting professor at the Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille 1, France

  • 2006
    Visiting professor at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Harvard University, USA

  • 2007
    Visiting professor at the Centre for Ultracold Atoms, Harvard University, USA

  • Since 2009
    Professor (W2) at Saarland University, Germany

Selected publications

  • Morigi, G. et al.: Ground state laser cooling using electromagnetically induced transparency. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2000. S. 4458.

  • Morigi, G., Fishman, Sh.: Eigenmodes and thermodynamics of a Coulomb chain in a harmonic potential. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 2004. S. 170602.

  • Zippilli, S., Morigi, G.: Cooling trapped atoms in optical resonators. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 2005. S. 143001.

  • Morigi, G. et al.: Generation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-entangled radiation through an atomic reservoir. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 2007. S. 240401.

  • Morigi, G. et al: Crystallization of strongly-interacting photons in a non-linear optical fiber. In: Nature Physics 4, 2008. S. 884.

  • A. del Campo, et al, Structural defects in ion crystals by quenching the external potential: the inhomogeneous Kibble-Zurek mechanism. In Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 2010, S. 075701.


Selected projects

  • Spanish Ministry for Education and Science, Ramon y Cajal Fellowship, 2004 – 2009.

  • European Commission, Research Training Network EMALI (Engineering of Matter and Light); scientist in charge of the node at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2006 – 2010

  • Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation; National Network Consolider Ingenio 2010 QOIT (Quantum Optical Information Technologies); scientist in charge of the node at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2006 – 2010

  • European Commission, Integrated Project SCALA (Scalable quantum computing with light and atoms); scientist in charge of the node at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2007 – 2010

  • European Science Foundation, EUROQUAM, Cavity Mediated Molecular Cooling; scientist in charge of the node at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2007 – 2010

  • Heisenberg Professorship project, German Research Foundation (DFG), 2009 – 2014

  • European Commission, Integrated Project AQUTE (Atomic QUantum TEchnologies); scientist in charge of the node at Saarland University, Germany, 2010 – 2013

  • European Commission, STREP PICC (The Physics of Ion Coulomb Crystals), coordinator and scientist in charge of the node at Saarland University, 2010 – 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific advisor to various international conferences and workshops on quantum optics, atomic physics, quantum information, and statistical physics"

  • Reviewer for the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, the Israeli Science Foundation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Commission

  • Member of the Herbert Walther Prize committee of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the Optical Society of America (OSA), 2010 – 2016

  • Member of the selection committee of the candidates for the Ramon y Cajal and the Juan de la Cierva Fellowships for physics and astrophysics, 2007

  • Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2005 – 2011

Additional qualifications

  • More than 70 scientific publications, 65 of which were peer-reviewed (11 Letters, 1 Nature Physics) (as of Sept. 2010).

  • Editor of 4 special issues (2003, 2008, 2010).

  • Editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2005 – 2011.

  • Taught theoretical physics at Ulm University, Germany, at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, in Master of Photonics programme at the Universidad de Barcelona, the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, and at Saarland University, Germany, since 2002

  • Student supervision: 4 Diplom theses, 4 doctoral dissertations were completed under my supervision between 2004 and 2010. Currently supervising 5 Diplom students and 3 doctoral students (as of Sept. 2010).


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Parental leave: June to October 2008


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