Andreas J. Heinrich

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Andreas J. Heinrich
Andreas J. Heinrich (physicist).jpg
Born Kassel, Germany
Residence Seoul, South Korea
Citizenship Germany
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Known for Nanosecond scanning tunneling microscopy, spin excitation spectroscopy, precise atom manipulation, A Boy and His Atom
Scientific career
Fields Scanning tunneling microscope, quantum technology, nanoscience
Institutions Institute for Basic Science
Ewha Womans University
Website IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience

Andreas J. Heinrich is a physicist working with scanning tunneling microscope, quantum technology, nanoscience, spin excitation spectroscopy, and precise atom manipulation. He worked for IBM Research in Almaden for 18 years, during which time he developed nanosecond scanning tunneling microscopy which provided an improvement in time resolution of 100,000 times,[1] and combined x-ray absorption spectroscopy with spin excitation spectroscopy.[2] He was also principle investigator of the stop-motion animated short film A Boy and His Atom filmed by moving thousands of individual atoms.[3] He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

In 2016, he became a distinguished professor at Ewha Womans University and the founding director of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center for Quantum Nanoscience. Groundbreaking for the research center's tentatively named Research Collaboration Building occurred in 2018 and is set to open in 2019.[4][5]

Education[edit]

He received his Masters (Diplom) and PhD in physics in 1994 and 1998, respectively, from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He was a research assistant from 1994 to 1998 under supervision of R. G. Ulbrich. After obtaining a PhD, he was a postdoc at IBM Almaden with Kavli Prize laureate Don Eigler until 2001, in which Heinrich was hired as a researcher/engineer.

Career[edit]

After working in IBM Almaden for several years, he became a group leader on magnetic nanostructures on surfaces and scanning probe microscopy in 2005 where he worked until 2016. In 2012 he became a Fellow of the American Physics Society for the development of spin excitation spectroscopy and nanosecond STM. From 2012 he has been serving on the Scientific Advisory Board of Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany.

While exploring the limits of data storage, his team made A Boy and His Atom; the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.[6] Their research showed that data storage could shrink from a standard of one million atoms, down to twelve.[7] Less than five years later, the team Heinrich was on reduced this number to a single atom.[8]

He later moved to South Korea to become a distinguished professor at Ewha Womans University and director of the Institute for Basic Science Center for Quantum Nanoscience in 2016. One of the long-term goals for the center is to fully control the quantum states of molecules and atoms on clean surfaces and near interfaces which would enable the use of high-sensitivity quantum sensors.[9][10]

Honors and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loth, Sebastian; Etzkorn, Markus; Lutz, Christopher P; Eigler, DM; Heinrich, Andreas J (24 September 2010). "Measurement of fast electron spin relaxation times with atomic resolution". Science. 329 (5999): 1628–1630. Bibcode:2010Sci...329.1628L. doi:10.1126/science.1191688. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ Rau, Ileana G; Baumann, Susanne; Rusponi, Stefano; Donati, Fabio; Stepanow, Sebastian; Gragnaniello, Luca; Dreiser, Jan; Piamonteze, Cinthia; Nolting, Frithjof; Gangopadhyay, Shruba; Macfarlane, Roger M; Lutz, Christopher P; Jones, Barbara A; Gambardella, Pietro; Heinrich, Andreas J; Brune, Harald. "Reaching the magnetic anisotropy limit of a 3d metal atom". Science. 344 (6187): 988–992. Bibcode:2014Sci...344..988R. doi:10.1126/science.1252841. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ "IBM Research: A Boy And His Atom". IBM Research. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Center for Quantum Nanoscience Groundbreaking Ceremony at Ewha Womans University". Institute for Basic Science. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018. The Center for Quantum Nanoscience at the Institute for Basic Science (Director Andreas Heinrich) will have a revolutionary new research space. The Research Collaboration Building (tentatively named) to be constructed by February 2019 at Ewha Womans University will be the new home of the Center.
  5. ^ "QNS State-of-the-Art Research Facility". Center for Quantum Nanoscience. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ "IBM Goes Atomic for Stop-Motion Film". Guinness World Records. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  7. ^ Moving Atoms: Making The World's Smallest Movie. IBM. 30 April 2013. Event occurs at 4:55. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ Natterer, Fabian D.; Yang, Kai; Paul, William; Willke, Philip; Choi, Taeyoung; Greber, Thomas; Heinrich, Andreas J.; Lutz, Christopher P. (8 March 2017). "Reading and Writing Single Atom Magnets". Nature. 543: 226–228. arXiv:1607.03977. Bibcode:2017Natur.543..226N. doi:10.1038/nature21371. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Research Centers - Physics - Center for Quantum Nanoscience - About Center". Institute for Basic Science. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science Recipient". American Physical Society. Retrieved 16 May 2018. for the design and construction of a series of highly sophisticated scanning probe instruments, including the development of inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy at the single atom and single spin limit, that provided many breakthroughs in the science of measurement.
  11. ^ "2018 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize". Foresight Institute. May 23, 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018. For advances in manipulating atoms and small molecules on surfaces and employing them for data storage and computation.
  12. ^ "Andreas Heinrich Director of the Center for Quantum Nanoscience Awarded the 2018 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology for Experimental work". Institute for Basic Science. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science Recipient". American Physical Society. Retrieved 16 May 2018. for the design and construction of a series of highly sophisticated scanning probe instruments, including the development of inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy at the single atom and single spin limit, that provided many breakthroughs in the science of measurement.
  14. ^ "Andreas Heinrich Received the "Joseph F. Keithley Award For Advances in Measurement Science" from the American Physical Society". Institute for Basic Science. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Director Andreas Heinrich - Awards and Plenary Lectures". Center for Quantum Nanoscience. Institute for Basic Science. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

External links[edit]

  • ^ "Andreas Heinrich - Google Scholar Citations". Google Scholar. Retrieved May 17, 2018.