Braun, Daniel

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Prof. Braun, Daniel (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Daniel Braun is a Full Professor of Theoretical Physics and heading the Theoretical Quantum Optics group at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.

He was a Fullbright Scholar at the State University of New York at Stonny Brook, USA, where he got his Master of Arts in Physics in 1990. He did his Diploma of Physics with Ulrich Weiss at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and finished it with the highest honors in 1992. His thesis title was "Investigation of the Dynamics of Rotational Tunneling Systems". Then he moved to Paris in France to pursue his PhD in Physics with Gilles Montambaux at the University of Paris XI. In 1995, he acquired his PhD with honors "très honorable” (or, magna cum laude in Latin). His thesis was entitled "Spectral Properties of Disordered Mesoscopic Conductors".

He started his independent research career with an Assistant Professorship at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Essen, Germany in 1995 and got his Habilitation there in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as an R&D Engineer for Infenion Technologies, an industrial company based in Munich, Germany. In 2004, he returned to academia as a Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at University of Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. About a decade later, in 2013, he moved to the University of Tuebingen for a W3 position.

Apart from the aforementioned awards and distinctions, he proved himself talented in theoretical physics through his high school days with 2nd and 3rd Prizes in the German National Mathematics Competition in 1985 and 1986, respectively. His devotion to education of young scientists was awarded by the Best PhD Presentation of the "Ecole Doctorale de Toulouse" (with 1000 Euros prize money) for his PhD student Ludovic Arnaud in 2009.

His research works are internationally well recognized in several fields of physics such as quantum information theory, quantum optics, quantum metrology, mesoscopic solid-state physics, quantum chaos, and spintronics. He has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been granted 19 patents. He has enjoyed many invitations for Visiting Scholar positions at the University Waterloo, Joint Quantum Institute (NIST, Gaithersburg), Texas A&M University at Doha, Qatar, University of Maryland at College Part and several others as well as Korea University.