Manuel Endres, Ph.D.

Professor, Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology


2022 Experimental Physics Investigator

Manuel Endres, Ph.D.

Research Description

Manuel Endres aims to create optical tweezer arrays to individually control 20,000 atoms or molecules, increasing the current scaling capabilities by two orders of magnitude. These arrays will have incredible flexibility in positioning atoms in close-to arbitrary geometries and will enable future experiments in quantum computing, quantum simulation, and precision measurements.

Research Impact

Dr. Endres’ research stands to transform applications in quantum science, e.g., enabling quantum simulations and quantum computers which outperform their classical counter parts, as well as precision measurements in physics, e.g., by enabling novel types of atomic clocks and searches for violations of the “standard model” of particle physics.


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Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Science California Institute of Technology, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy Back


PhD, Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
Diplom, Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg