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Niels Bohr Institute gets top researcher from Harvard
Date:1/10/2012

am proud to be able to accept the Villum Kann Rasmussen Professorship and am impressed to see how a private foundation like the VILLUM FOUNDATION and the Danish National Research Foundation have joined forces to provide the Niels Bohr Institute with the economic resources that make it possible to deliver research at the level I promised them with my appointment," says Professor Charles Marcus, who has just taken up the professorship.

Great expectations for future research

The research aims to use advanced materials to develop nanoelectronics comprised of semiconducting nanowires, carbon nanotubes and superconducting systems and to develop new measurement methods. The experiments are carried out at ultra low temperatures close to absolute zero, which is minus 273 degrees C.

Charles Marcus and his centre will also conduct research in quantum information with systems based on electricity, that is to say, electrons instead of quantum optics that are based on photons. Charles Marcus believes that in the future these two fields quantum electronics and quantum optics, will develop in an interdisciplinary fashion, and he expects a great deal from future research, which he believes will soon be part of an entirely new field, Quantum Science.

"We have long wanted to test this model as a potentially new mechanism to significantly strengthen Danish research environments that have the ability to make full use of internationally recognized researchers of an exceptional level, which Charles Marcus clearly represents, in their research and teaching. And we are both confident and proud that this model will be tested for the first time in Denmark in a research environment at the Niels Bohr Institute, says Director for the VILLUM FOUNDATION, Kjeld Juel Petersen.

With the grant from the Villum Foundation of 30 million DKK, Charles Marcus has been appointed as the Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute. The profe
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Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
(45) 35-32-53-20
University of Copenhagen
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