Schleich, Wolfgang P.

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

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Tel.:+49 (731) 50-23080
Fax:+49 (731) 50-23086
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 about 35 international conferences on quantum optics

Co-Editor of the Journal:
Fortschritte der Physik

Referee for many scientific journals such as:
Applied Physics B, Foundations of Physics, Journal of Modern Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Nature, Nature Physics, Optics Communications, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review D, Physical Review Letters, and Science

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

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

Editor of the journal Optics Communication, 1996-2011

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

Member of the Advisory Board of New Journal of Physics, 1999-2009

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

Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters, 2000-2006

Member of the DFG Senate Subcommittee on Sonderforschungsbereiche,  2002-2005

Member of the Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (FPAG) of the European Space Agency (ESA), 2007-2009

Member of the Selection Committee of the Herbert Walther Prize of the OSA and DPG, 2007-2011

Member of the Editorial Board of Progess in Optics, 2008-

Vice-President of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2009-2012

Member of the Advisory Board of the Heraeus-Foundation, 2009-

Member of the DFG Selection Committee for the Leibniz-Prize, 2009-2011

Member of the Advisory Board of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Jena, 2009-2012

Member of the Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Programmevaluation der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 2011-2013

Member of the Selection Committee of the Wigner Medal, 2009-
(Chair of the Selection Committee, 2011-2012)

Member of the Kuratorium Deutsches Museum (Munich), 2016-

Member of the Editorial Board of Lecture Notes in Physics, 2017-

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

2016

Eminent Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University

2016

Equal Opportunity Award of Ulm University

2015

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

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 (corresponding member)

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), Classical Electrodynamics, Thermodynamics and Statistics, Quantum Optics I and II, Quantum Optics and Number Theory.

In the Institut für Quantenphysik we have awarded so far 136 Diplomas (Masters, Bachelors), 55 Doctorates (Ph.D.) and 6 Habilitations. Presently 2 students are working towards their Master/Bachelor and 9 students are working towards 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 340 publications in journals and books
Moreover, 11 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 - Works and Impact (Wiley VCH, Weinheim, 2002)
Elements of Quantum Information (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2007)
Mathematical Analysis of Evolution, Information, and Complexity (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2009)
Atom Optics and Space Physics, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2009)

Author of book:
Quantum Optics in Phase Space (VCH-Wiley, Weinheim, 2001; Russian translation 2005; Chinese edition 2010)

Editor of 11 special issues of the journals:
Applied Physics B, Fortschritte der Physik, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Journal of Modern Optics, New Journal of Physics, Optics Communications, Physica Scripta, and Quantum and Semiclassical Optics.

Service

Chairman of the Physics Jury of "Jugend forscht", 2013-

Member of Grants Committee of Collaboration Research Centers (Ausschuss für die Belange der Sonderforschungsbereiche) at DFG, 2002-2005

Member and Vice-Chairman Central Selection Committee (Zentraler Auswahlauschuss) of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 2002-2008

Elected member of Council of Ulm University (Universitätsrat), 2000-2003

Elected member of Senate (Kleiner Senat) of Ulm University, 1997-1999

Elected member of Larger Senate (Großer Senat) of Ulm University, 1992-1996

Chairman of Ph.D. committee of Ulm University, 1993-1995

Vice-Chairman of Ph.D. committee of Ulm University, 1991-1993

List of publications