09/2021 – today MSci Student on Space Optics
Mary joined us in September 2021 to work on a novel spectroscopy model for quantum space missions.
Mary Georgousi is a MSc student in the Space–Optics Group in IESL. She completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As member of the Gravitational Waves Group – AUTh, she has worked on probing the properties of our Galaxy based on the detection of gravitational waves from LISA. She currently continues her studies in astrophysics and space applications in the Master program “Advanced Physics” in the Physics Department of University of Crete. She is also a member of SpaceDot team, participating in Fly your satellite! 3 program for CubeSats.
05/2021 – today PhD Student on BEC1
Vidhu did her Bachelor of Science (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science – Triple Major) at Bangalore University (Wiki), from which she graduated second of her class (Gold Medalist).
During the final year of her Bachelor’s Program, she was selected for the prestigious Indian Academy of Science (IASc) – Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) – 2017 at the Quantum Materials and Devices Group (formerly known as the Low-Temperature Nano-Electronics Group), Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, under Prof Arindam Ghosh.
After working as a Project Trainee in the same group, she continued with her Master of Science (Physics) at Bangalore University and graduated top of her class (Gold Medalist). Her master’s project was on Quantum Computation, Estimating Pi using Quantum Phase Estimation Algorithm, which she runs on the public access quantum computer of IBM (Qiskit).
Following her masters, she joined as a Project Assistant / Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at the Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Processing Group, Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
At the moment she is awaiting her visa which has been delayed due to COVID restrictions.
08/2020 – today PhD Student on the theory of nanoLace.
Apostolos has joined us in August 2020 to work on the theory of matterwaves and how to use magnetic lenses and RF-fields to produce coherent lenses and mirrors. The final aim is to create nano-scale matter-wave images
10/2020 – today PhD Student on BEC 1
Vishnupriya has joined us in October 2020 to work on our BEC 1 machine. She will study coherence in MatterWave optics.
She joins us from the International School of Photonics of the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India She did her Master thesis project at the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, India.
10/2021 – today PhD Student
10/2020 – 10/2021 MSci Student on Laser Stabilisation
Pandora joined us in September 2020 to work on a novel type of double-compensated spectroscopy.
She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Crete in the Physics department.
03/2020 – today PhD Student on CEMIC
Vinay has joined us in March 2020 to work on Cavity enhanced Microscopy (CEMIC). He received his Master of Science in Physical Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (India) in Jun 2019.
01/2020 – today Research group leader at IESL-FORTH
06/2016 – 06/2018 Marie Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellow on BEC
02/2016 – 05/2016 Visiting Scientist
Before joining us Georgos was…
2012 – 2016 PostDoc at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Georgo was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Quantop Group of Eugene S. Polzik at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. He was working on Experimental quantum optics / Light-atom quantum interface.
2006 – 2011 PhD at Princeton University, NJ under the supervision of Michael V. Romalis. The topic of his PhD thesis was: “Precision Measurements of Spin Interactions with High Density Atomic Vapors”
2003-2006 Master at Princeton University
2002-2003 Graduate program in Optoelectronics and Microelectronics, University of Crete
1997-2002 B.S. in Physics University of Crete
2005 – now: Head of Group
2005-now Group Leader of the BEC and Matterwaves Group at IESL-FORTH
2020-now Group Leader of the Space Optics Group at IESL-FORTH
2020-2022 Head of the Scientific Council ofIESL-FORTH
2006-2010 Marie-Curie Excellence Group Leader
2000-2004 Post-doctoral Fellow with Prof. Walraven at the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) and the Van der Waals Zeemann Institute of the University of Amsterdam
1999-2000 Marie Curie post-doctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. De Martini, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy
1996 – 1999 Marie Curie Postoc at the ENS with Serge Haroche
1992 – 1996 PhD Student at Cavendish Laboratory of the Cambridge University