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Prof. Dr. Frank K. Wilhelm

Contact Info

  • e-mail: fwm   _AT_DOMAIN_   lusi.uni-sb.de    (replace _AT_DOMAIN_ with @)
  • phone: +49 681 302 3960
  • office: E2.6, 4.06


Frank Wilhelm studied physics at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, where he obtained his Vordiplom (B.S.) in 1993, Diplom (M.S.) in 1996, and Doctorate in 1999. His thesis research was in condensed matter theory in the group of G. Schoen, studying superconducting nanodevices. He started working on quantum computing in 1999, when he joined the experimental physics group of J.E. Mooij in what is now known as the Kavli institute for Nanoscience at the TU Delft in the Netherlands. Still being a theorist, he moved to the LMU Munich in 2001, where he obtained the Habilitation and was appointed lecturer in 2004. In 2006, he joined the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada as an Associate Professor of Physics at the Institute for Quantum computing, with a cross-appointment to Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he was promoted to full professor in 2011. In taking up a full chair professorship at Saarland University in 2011, he went on leave of absence from that position.

A native of Stuttgart, Germany, Frank enjoys life with his wife and three daughters. 

Research Interests

  • quantum computing with superconducting nanocircuits
  • decoherence theory
  • circuit QED
  • control theory
  • quantum noise
  • mesoscopic physics and nanodevices
  • nonequilibrium quantum statistics