Henning Moritz studied physics at Heidelberg and Cambridge and received his Ph.D. from the ETH Zurich, experimentally realizing one-dimensional systems and the Fermi-Hubbard model with ultracold atoms. His research interests include the investigation of strongly correlated, mesoscopic, and low-dimensional physics with ultracold atoms. For his work on low-dimensional quantum gases he was awarded the prize for general physics from the Swiss Physical Society. At present he is working as a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich.
In a cooled and trapped cloud of ytterbium atoms, the transition from a superfluid to an insulating state has been observed, opening up new possibilities for precision measurements, optical clocks, and quantum computing.