Scientific Advisory Board


Dagmar Bruss

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Bruss

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institut für Theoretische Physik III

Dagmar Bruß is internationally renowned for her advances in the field of quantum information theory. She studied in Aachen and Edinburgh and wrote her PhD thesis in Heidelberg. She was European Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and at the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Torino. She habilitated at the University of Hannover and since 2004 she is Full Professor for Theoretical Physics at the University of Düsseldorf. Since 2014 she is also member of the scientific advisory board of “Welt der Physik”.




Simon Cornish

Prof. Simon Cornish

Durham University

Department of Physics

Simon Cornish did his D.Phil. in atomic and laser physics at Oxford University. He subsequently moved into the field of laser cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation. With a Lindemann Fellowship he went to Boulder, Colorado, where he worked with Carl Wieman (2001 Nobel Laureate) to develop the first experiment to condense 85Rb. In 2001 he returned to Oxford and was appointed Junior Research Fellow at the Brasenose college and subsequently won a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Since 2004 he has established an experimental research group studying Bose-Einstein condensation and ultracold molecules at the Joint Quantum Centre in Durham.




Ruth Signorell

Prof. Dr. Ruth Signorell

ETH Zürich

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry

Ruth Signorell leads the research group on the interaction of light with aerosol particles and nanoparticles at the ETH Zürich. After her PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, she was Leopoldina Fellow and Assistant Professor at the University of Göttingen and thereafter became Professor at the University of British Columbia in 2005. Since 2012 she is Professor at the ETH Zürich, and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. Among several awards and distinctions she received the Werner Prize 2005 from the Swiss Chemical Society, an A. P. Sloan Research Fellowship from the USA, an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship from the Canadian Research Council, and the UBC Science Undergraduate Society Teaching Award.