Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn

Integrated Quantum Optics

Office Address:
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn
Office Address:
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

About Christine Silberhorn

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2010: Professor (W3)

Paderborn University

2005 - 2010: Group Leader

Head of an Independent Max Planck Research Group, Integrated Quantum Optics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (2005-2008 Administration: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Munich), Erlangen, Germany

2005 - 2008: Habilitation

Habilitation in Experimental Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs

2005 - 2005: Postdoc

Research Assistant, Max Planck Research Group, Erlangen, Germany

2003 - 2004: Postdoc

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford, Clarendon Laboratory, UK

14.01.2003: Doctorate

Department of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs

1993 - 1999: Degree programme

Physics and Mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2019 - 2025: MPSP Fellow - Max Planck School of Photonics, Germany

2020: North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

2018: OSA Fellow - Optical Society of America

2017: ERC Consolidator Grant, European Commission

2015: Silver medal Czech Technical University Prague

2013: Fellow of Leopoldina National Academy of Science, Germany

2011: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize, German Research Foundation (DFG)

2006 - 2011: The Young Academy (Die Junge Akademie, JA), Germany

2008: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize, German Research Foundation (DFG)

2007: Medal of the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring Foundation

2007: Hertha-Sponer-Prize, German Physical Society (DPG)

2003 - 2004: Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, UK

2003: Ohm-prize, best PhD in physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Selected Publications

Scalable Generation of Multiphoton Entangled States by Active Feed-Forward and Multiplexing
E. Meyer-Scott, N. Prasannan, I. Dhand, C. Eigner, V. Quiring, S. Barkhofen, B. Brecht, M.B. Plenio, C. Silberhorn, Physical Review Letters 129 (2022).
Achieving the Ultimate Quantum Timing Resolution
V. Ansari, B. Brecht, J. Gil-Lopez, J.M. Donohue, J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, L.L. Sánchez-Soto, C. Silberhorn, PRX Quantum 2 (2021).
Statistical Benchmarking of Scalable Photonic Quantum Systems
J. Tiedau, M. Engelkemeier, B. Brecht, J. Sperling, C. Silberhorn, Physical Review Letters 126 (2021).
Nonlinear integrated quantum electro-optic circuits
K.-H. Luo, S. Brauner, C. Eigner, P. Sharapova, R. Ricken, T. Meier, H. Herrmann, C. Silberhorn, Science Advances 5 (2019).
Gaussian Boson Sampling
C.S. Hamilton, R. Kruse, L. Sansoni, S. Barkhofen, C. Silberhorn, I. Jex, Physical Review Letters (2017).
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Current Courses

  • Physikalisches Kolloquium
  • Lab Project
  • Aktuelle Entwicklungen der Integrierten Quantenoptik

Scientific Engagement

2021  |  Program chair for QIM 2021, Quantum Information and Measurement

2018  |  Chair of the organizing committee for CEWQO 2019, Paderborn, Germany

2015 - 2016  |  Program/General chair CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2016/2017, Munich

2010  |  Organiser of the 453. WE-Heraeus Seminar "Quantum communication based on integrated optics", Bad Honnef, Germany

2023 - 2030  |  Selection Committee Member, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme, DFG

2023 - 2026  |  Member of the German Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat/WR)

Since 2022  |  Member of scientific advisory board of Munich Quantum Valley (MQV)

Since 2020  |  Member of External Advisory Board of the Center for IQST (Integrated Quantum Science and Technology), Ulm/Stuttgart, Germany

Since 2018  |  Founding member of the Institute of Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS), Paderborn, Germany

Since 2018  |  Member of International Scientific Board "Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies" at the University of Warsaw, Poland

2021  |  Member of scientific advisory board of Quantum Austria, FWF Austrian Science Fund, Vienna, Austria

2018 - 2021  |  Member of Research Board of Einstein Foundation Berlin, Germany

2017  |  Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society