Prof. DSc Nikolay V Vitanov

Prof. Nikolay V. Vitanov is the group leader of the Quantum Optics and Quantum Information group. He received his PhD in physics in 1994 at Sofia University. He was postdoc at Imperial College London (1994-1995, with Peter L. Knight), Helsinki Institute of Physics (1995-2001, with Stig Stenholm), and Technical University of Kaiserslautern (2002-2003, with Klaas Bergmann). Associate Professor (since 2004) and Full Professor (since 2009) at the Department of Physics of Sofia University, Corresponding Member (since 2014) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has published about 200 articles in scientific journals, including three major reviews (the last one in Reviews of Modern Physics in 2017), with over 4000 citations. His main interests are in quantum, semiclassical and classical optics and quantum computation. He pioneered the theoretical development of new adiabatic and composite quantum control techniques, many of which have been experimentally demonstrated. Some of these methods have been successfully applied to polarization and nonlinear optics. His theoretical work is directed toward several physical platforms: trapped ions, trapped atoms, doped solids, classical optics.

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