Academic Career and Research Areas
A central problem in quantum physics is to understand which relevant tasks can be efficiently solved by a quantum computer. It is important to consider the limitations of quantum processors, such as errors that occur during computation. Intensive research is needed to solve this complex problem. Among other things, my research group is working on identifying new, feasible applications within quantum information processing and on the verification of quantum processors.
Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Kraus studied physics and mathematics at the University of Innsbruck. After post-doctoral stays at the MPI for Quantum Optics, Garching and at the University of Geneva, she returned to the University of Innsbruck. Her research has been honored by the START Prize and the Ignaz L. Lieben Prize, among others. In 2010, she founded her research group. In 2013 she became associate professor and in 2020 professor at the University of Innsbruck. In 2023, she was appointed to the professorship of Quantum Algorithms and Applications at TUM.
- Forschungspreis der Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse (2019)
- Ignaz L. Lieben award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2013)
- Boltzmann prize of the Austrian Physical Society (2011)
- START price of the FWF (Austrian Science fund) and the BMWF (2010)
- Senior PostDoc grant Elise Richter of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck (2006)
Key Publications (all publications)
“Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives of Quantum Verification”, J. Carrasco, A. Elben, Ch. Kokail, B. Kraus, P. Zoller, PRX Quantum 2, 010102 (2021).Abstract
"Transformations among Pure Multipartite Entangled States via Local Operations Are Almost Never Possible”, D. Sauerwein, N. R. Wallach, G. Gour, B. Kraus, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031020 (2018).Abstract
"Maximally entangled sets of multipartite states" J. de Vicente, C. Spee, B. Kraus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 110502 (2013).Abstract
“Compressed quantum simulation of the Ising model”, B. Kraus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 250503 (2011).Abstract
"Local unitary equivalence of multipartite pure states", B. Kraus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 020504 (2010).Abstract