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PTBnews 3.2020

Fabian Wolf , a staff member of the QUEST Institute at PTB, was honored with the “Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers”. With this prize, the Ernst Abbe Fund, a member of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany), is recognizing Wolf's work on motional Fock states for quantum-enhanced amplitude and phase measurements with trapped ions.

Holger Großhans , a staff member of Department 3.5, “Explosion Protection in Energy Technology”, is receiving 1.5 million euros in funding through an “ERC Starting Grant” for a five-year project on explosion prevention during pneumatic powder transport. The project, in which five staff members will participate, aims to develop an open source tool to predict, evaluate and limit electrostatic charges.