Prof. Dr. Atac Imamoglu

Prof. Dr.  Atac Imamoglu


ETH Zürich

Dep. of Physics

Prof. Dr. Atac Imamoglu

Institut für Quantenelektronik

HPT G 12

Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1

8093 Zürich


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Curriculum Vitae

Ataç Imamoglu has been full Professor at the Department of Physics at the ETH Zurich since December 2002.


1991 Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford CA

1987 M.S. Stanford University, Stanford CA

1985 B.S. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Awards and Honors:

2002 Fellow, American Physical Society

2002 Member, Turkish National Academy of Sciences

2001 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Wolfgang Paul Award

2001 Fellow, Optical Society of America

2001 Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
Science Award

1996 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship

1995 NSF Career Award

Work Experience:

12/2002 Professor, ETH Zurich

07/1999 - 11/2002 Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

08/2001 - 12/2001 Member, Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB

07/1997 - 07/1999 Assoc. Professor, UCSB

11/1993 - 06/1997 Assist. Professor, UCSB

Special Appointments:

1998 Summer School "QED phenomena and applications of microcavities & photonic crystals", Lecturer/Cargese, France

2000 ITAMP Workshop on "Nonlinear Optics and Slow Light", co-organizer/Cambridge MA

2001 Journal of Quantum Information and Computation (Rinton Press Inc., Princeton)

2001 Journal of Optical Physics B: Quantum Semiclassical Optics (IOP, London)
Board Member

2001 ITP Program on "Quantum information: entanglement, decoherence, and chaos"
co-organizer/Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB

Numerous publications since 1998 (over 2300 citations).

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2022

Number Unit
402-0442-00L Quantum Optics
402-0444-00L Dissipative Quantum Systems
402-0551-00L Laser Seminar
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