Gregor Weihs

Gregor Weihs
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Gregor Weihs is Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Innsbruck, Professor of Photonics at the Institute for Experimental Physics and Director of Research of the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria.

He received his MSc degree from Innsbruck University in 1994. His PhD degree from Vienna University was awarded "sub auspiciis praesidentis" by the President of the Austrian Republic in 2000.

Before returning to Innsbruck he held a junior faculty position at the University of Vienna, was Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, and Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Photonics.

From 2016 to 2021 he was the Vice-President for Natural Sciences and Engineering of Austrian Science Fund and its interim President for several months.

Other major awards include a Starting Grant by European Research Council and the Wilhelm-Exner medal of the Austrian Trade and Crafts Association. He was a member of the Young Academy of the the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow in the QIP program of Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

His research interests include fundamental physics both experimental and theoretical, quantum and semiconductor optics and quantum information. He currently focuses on novel sources of entangled photon pairs from nonlinear waveguides, via strong coupling in semiconductor microcavities, and from semiconductor quantum dots. He further does research in quantum communication and the foundations of physics.

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