Jens Eisert

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Jens Eisert
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Born October 9, 1970
Residence Germany
Nationality German-Swedish
Alma mater Imperial College London
University of Potsdam
University of Freiburg
University of Connecticut
Known for Quantum information theory
Awards Fulbright scholarship, EURYI award, ERC consolidator grant
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions FU Berlin
Doctoral advisor Martin Wilkens
Doctoral students Marcus Cramer
Julian Dreissig
David Gross
Konrad Kieling

Jens Eisert, born October 9, 1970, is a German physicist, ERC fellow, and professor at the Free University of Berlin.

He is notable as one of the co-pioneers of quantum game theory[1] with Maciej Lewenstein and PhD advisor Martin Wilkens. He is also known for his research in quantum information science and related fields. He has worked on aspects of entanglement theory and computational models, as well as quantum optical implementations and the study of complex quantum systems.


He attended high school at the Wilhelm von Humboldt Gymnasium, Ludwigshafen, Germany. He obtained his first degree in physics from the University of Freiburg and his master's degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Connecticut under a Fulbright scholarship. In 2001, he obtained his PhD from University of Potsdam under Martin Wilkens with a thesis entitled Entanglement in Quantum Information Theory.


In 2001-2002, he was a Feodor Lynen Fellow at Imperial College. In 2002-2003, he was a visiting scholar at Caltech. During 2002-2005, he was a junior professor at the University of Potsdam. During the 2005-2008 period he was a lecturer at Imperial College. In 2008, he became a full professor at the University of Potsdam, in 2011 a full professor at the Free University of Berlin. In 2009-2010, he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin.

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