Ulrik Lund Andersen

Quantum Physics and Information Technology, Center for Macroscopic Quantum States

  • Fysikvej, 307, 254

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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Ulrik Lund Andersen is doing research in quantum information technologies and quantum optics and he is the head of the quantum information group at the department of Physics.

A quantum computer can perform calculations much faster than a standard computer and quantum commincation systems can transfer information with unconditional security. The potentials of such systems are therefore unlimited. In our research group we work partly towards understanding the physics behind quantum information and partly towards developing new quantum technologies. We generate so-called entangled optical states, which have some weird properties that can only be understood through quantum mechanics, and which are the main ingredients in many quantum protocols. We are also working towards the creation of a strong coupling between a diamond nano-crystal and a single photon which may lead to gigantic non-linearities and the development of quantum gates.

Other information


  • 2015 Sapere Aude award – Top Researcher
  • 2013 Eliteforsk award from the ministry of science
  • 2011 Sapere Aude award – Scientific Leader
  • 2008 Sapere Aude award – Young Researcher
  • 2005 DOPS prize of the Danish Optical Society
  • 2003 Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for research at Universität Erlangen

International Experience:

  • 01/11 - 01/15     Guest professor, SAOT Erlangen graduate school in advanced optical technologies
  • 07/06 -               Guest professor, Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
  • 08/03 - 07/10     Group leader Quantum information group, Universität Erlangen and Max-Planck Research group
  • 04/03 - 08/03     Postdoctoral fellow, Universität Erlangen, Germany  
  • Invited speaker at various international conferences

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Applied Physics, Technical University of Denmark


M.Sc. in Applied Physics, Technical University of Denmark


External positions

Associate professor, Technical University of Denmark

2006 → …

Assistant professor & postdoc, Nürnberg Erlangen Universität



  • User defined:
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum metrology
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum detectors
  • Quantum states
  • Quantum plasmonics
  • Squeezed states
  • Entangled states


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