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Karl Scheel Prize Awarded to Dr. Tobias Heindel

Each year, the Berlin Physical Society (PGzB) awards the Karl Scheel Prize for outstanding scientific work achieved following the completion a doctorate. The prize for 2020 and the accompanying 5,000-euro award go to Dr. Tobias Heindel, head of the Quantum Communication Systems junior research group at Technische Universität Berlin.

In recent years, Heindel’s work has focused on the development and the optimization of quantum light sources for future applications of quantum technologies. Since 2018 his team is working in the field of secure data transmission using quantum communication.

For his outstanding work in this area, Heindel was awarded his own junior research group by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of its “Quantum Futur” funding initiative.

The Karl Scheel Prize was awarded to Heindel at the Berlin Physical Society’s Karl Scheel conference in the Magnus Haus Berlin on 26 June 2020. 

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