Schleich, Wolfgang P.

Wolfgang Schleich
Universität Ulm
Institut für Quantenphysik
D-89069 Ulm
Germany

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email:wolfgang.schleich(at)uni-ulm.de

 

 

 

Education

1989

Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Title of the Habilitation thesis:
Interference in Phase Space

1984

Dr. rer. nat. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Title of the Ph.D. thesis:
Optische Tests der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

1981

Dipl. Phys. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Title of the Diplom thesis:
Quantenfluktuationen in Ringlaser-Gyroskopen

Employment History

1991-present

University of Ulm
Chair-Professor of Theoretical Physics (W3)

1986-1991

Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching,
Research Scientist (Prof. Dr. H. Walther)

1984-1986

Center for Theoretical Physics, Austin, TX, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Prof. Dr. J. A. Wheeler)

1982-1983

Leave of absence from the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching to the Institute of Modern Optics, Albuquerque, N.M., USA
Ph.D. student with Prof. Dr. M. O. Scully

1980-1984

Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching
Diplom and Ph.D. student with Prof. Dr. M. O. Scully

Professional Activities

Organizer and co-organizer of more than 30 international conferences on quantum optics

Chairman of the Quantum Optics Division of the German Physical Society (1996-1998)

Editor of the Journal:
Optics Communications
Co-Editor of the Journals:
Fortschritte der Physik
New Journal of Physics

Referee for many scientific journals such as:
Applied Physics, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Optics Communications, Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Quantum and Semiclassical Optics

Referee for many funding agencies such as:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Fond zur Förderung der Wissenschaften (Austria), Marsden Fund (New Zealand)

Member of the Selection Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, 1999-2008

Member of DFG Senate Subcommittee on Sonderforschungsbereiche, 2000-2005

Vice-chairman of Hochschulrat University of Ulm, 2000-2003

Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters, 2000-2006

Member of the Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (FPAG), 2007-2009

Secretary of the Mathematical-Scientific Section of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humani- ties, 4/2009

Research Areas

Theoretical quantum optics, physics of cold atoms and analogies to solid state physics, fundamental questions of quantum mechanics, general relativity, number theory, statistical physics and non-linear dynamics

Awards

 

2013

Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Faculty
Fellow

2008

Election to Academia Europaea

2008

Election to "Outstanding Referee" by the American Physical Society

2008

Election to the Austrian Academy of Sciences (corresponding member)

2008

Willis E. Lamb Award 2008 for Laser Science and Quantum Optics

2007

Fellow of the European Optical Society

2007

Medal of Czech Technical University in Prague, First Class

2006

Election to Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

2005

Silver Medal of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague

2005

Election to Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

2002

Max Planck Research Award

2002

Election to Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina

2000

Fellow of the American Physical Society

1999

Fellow of the Institute of Physics

1997

Fellow of the Optical Society of America

1995

Gottfried-Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

1992

Ernst-Abbe-Medaille (International Commission for Optics)

1991

Preis der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft

1983

Otto-Hahn-Medaille (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Teaching Experience

Repeatedly taught the standard courses of Theoretical Physics: Theoretical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics I, Quantum Mechanics II (Quantum Electrodynamics), Thermodynamics and Statistics, Quantum Optics I and II.
In the Institut für Quantenphysik we have awarded so far 67 Diplomas (masters), 32 Doctorates (Ph.D.) and 5 Habilitations. Presently 4 students are working towards their Diploma and 15 students on their Doctorate degree (Ph.D.).

Offers

2005

Texas A&M University, College Station (USA)
Munnerlyn/Heep Chair of Quantum Optics (turned down June 2005)

2005

University of Texas At Dallas (USA)
Professor of Physics with tenure (turned down June 2005)

1990

Universität Ulm
Chair of Theoretical Physics (C4) (accepted December 1990)

1990

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Associate Professor with tenure (C3) (accepted November 1990)

1990

Universität Konstanz
Associate Professor with tenure (C3) (turned down October 1990)

1990

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Associate Professor with tenure (turned down March 1990)

Publications

More than 310 publications in journals and books
Seven articles were reprinted in books on quantum optics
Three movies
Co-editor of the books:
Noise and Chaos in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (Cambridge Press, 1993)
Ode to a Quantum Physicist: A Festschrift in Honor of Marlan O. Scully (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2000)
100 Years Werner Heisenberg (Wiley VCH, Weinheim, 2002)
Author of book:
Quantum Optics in Phase Space (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2001)
Editor of 9 special issues of the journals:
Applied Physics B, Fortschritte der Physik, Journal of Modern Optics, New Journal of Physics, Optics Communications, Physica Scripta, and Quantum and Semiclassical Optics.

List of publications