Guido Burkard

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Guido Burkard studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and received his Ph.D. from the University of Basel in Switzerland. Since 2008, he has been a full professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He previously held a faculty position at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and was SNF assistant professor at the University of Basel, after a postdoctoral appointment with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights, New York. His research interests encompass condensed-matter theory and quantum information, with special focus on the theory of solid-state qubits and hybrid quantum systems. In 2019 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society


Diamond Spins Shining Bright

The spin on a silicon defect in diamond can be prepared in a coherent quantum state, a promising sign that it could encode information in a quantum internet. Read More »


Two Spins Take the Quantum Bus

Coupling between remote spins on a chip via virtual photons exchanged through a superconducting resonator could lead to gate operations between distant spin qubits. Read More »