Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    State examination for teaching qualification for Gymnasium (grammar school) in physics and mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoctoral research assistant, Clarendon Laboratories, University of Oxford, UK

  • 2005
    Research associate, Max Planck Research Group, Institute for Optics, Information and Photonics

  • 2005 – 2008
    Head of an independent Max Planck Research Group, Integrated Quantum Optics, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching; Laboratories located in Erlangen

  • 2009 – 2010
    Head of an independent Max Planck Research Group, Integrated Quantum Optics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen

  • Since 2010
    W3 professor at the University of Paderborn

Selected publications

  • Eckstein, A. et al.: Highly Efficient Single-Pass Source of Pulsed Single-Mode Twin Beams of Light. In: Physical Review Letters 106, 2011. S. 013603.

  • Laiho, K. et al.: Probing the Negative Wigner Function of a Pulsed Single Photon Point by Point. In: Physical Review Letters 105, 2010. S. 253603.

  • Schreiber, A. et al.: Photons Walking the Line: A Quantum Walk with Adjustable Coin Operations. In: Physical Review Letters 104, 2010. S. 050502.

  • Mosley, P.J. et al.: Direct Measurement of the Spatial-Spectral Structure of Waveguided Parametric Down-Conversion. In: Physical Review Letters 103, 2009. S. 233901.

  • Achilles, D., Silberhorn, C., Walmsley, I.A.: Direct, Loss-Tolerant Characterization of Nonclassical Photon Statistics. In: Physical Review Letters 97, 2006. S. 043602.

  • U'Ren, A.B. et al.: Efficient Conditional Preparation of High-Fidelity Single Photon States for Fiber-Optic Quantum Networks. In: Physical Review Letters 93, 2004. S. 093601.

  • Silberhorn, C. et al.: Continuous Variable Quantum Cryptography: Beating the 3 dB Loss Limit. In: Physical Review Letters 89, 2002. S. 167901.

  • Silberhorn, C. et al.: Generation of Continuous Variable Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement via the Kerr Nonlinearity in an Optical Fiber. In: Physical Review Letters 86, 2001. S. 4267.

Selected projects

  • Quantum Walks

  • Quantum state characterization in phase space with photon number resolving detection

  • Generation and manipulation of ultrafast pulsed quantum light

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Member of the German Physical Society

  • Member of the Optical Society of America

  • Editorial board of New Journal of Physics

  • Programme committee for Optical Technologies, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Additional qualifications

  • Pedagogical and didactic training from studying toward a teaching qualification for Gymnasiums (grammar schools)

  • Continuing education course: "Young Leaders in Science", Schering Foundation


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