Paderborn University

Christine Silberhorn

2021 Circle Speaker 2021

 Christine Silberhorn is a German physicist specialising in quantum photonics, she is currently Chair for Integrated Quantum Optics at Paderborn University. Silberhorn is best known for her role in leading research projects which develop tailored quantum devices and systems for use in quantum computing and quantum communication. In 2017, her team was awarded the largest European Research Council grant for her research. In 2005, Silberhorn was a Max Planck Research Group Leader in Erlangen, heading the Junior Research Group Integrated Quantum Optics until 2008 until 2010, completing her habilitation in 2008. Her research work has been awarded by several prizes; most prominently she received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-prize in 2011. She is elected member of the Leopoldina, of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts and Fellow of the Optical Society of America. In 2019 she became a fellow of the Max Planck School of Photonics.