Jens Eisert, born 9 October 1970, is a German physicist, ERC fellow, and professor at the Free University of Berlin.

Jens Eisert
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Born9 October 1970 (1970-10-09) (age 52)
Alma materImperial College London
University of Potsdam
University of Freiburg
University of Connecticut
Known forQuantum information theory
AwardsEURYI Award, ERC consolidator grant, Fulbright scholarship, Google NISQ Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsFree University of Berlin
Doctoral advisorMartin Wilkens

He is known for his research in quantum information science and quantum many-body theory in condensed matter physics. He has made significant contributions to entanglement theory and the study of quantum computing, as well as to the development of protocols in the quantum technologies and to the study of complex quantum systems. Work on compressed sensing quantum state tomography[1] he has contributed to has been influential for developing notions of benchmarking and the verification of quantum devices.[2] The concept of a graph state[3] has become a relevant class of multi-qubit quantum states with a number of applications in quantum computing. He has contributed to realizing a first dynamical quantum simulator,[4] in joint work with Immanuel Bloch, Ulrich Schollwöck and others, building on his work on non-equilibrium quantum physics.[5] In quantum many-body theory, he has helped understanding the role of area laws for entanglement entropies in quantum physics that are at the root of the functioning of tensor network methods.[6] He is also notable as one of the co-pioneers of quantum game theory[7][8] with Maciej Lewenstein and PhD advisor Martin Wilkens.


He attended high school at the Wilhelm von Humboldt Gymnasium, Ludwigshafen, Germany. He obtained his first degree in physics from the University of Freiburg and his master's degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Connecticut under a Fulbright scholarship. In 2001, he obtained his PhD from University of Potsdam under Martin Wilkens with a thesis entitled Entanglement in Quantum Information Theory.


In 2001–2002, he was a Feodor Lynen Fellow at Imperial College London. In 2002–2003, he was a visiting scholar at Caltech. During 2002–2005, he was a junior professor at the University of Potsdam. During the 2005–2008 period he was a lecturer at Imperial College London. In 2008, he became a full professor at the University of Potsdam and in 2011 a full professor at the Free University of Berlin. In 2009–2010, he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin.

He is a divisional associate editor of the Physical Review Letters.[9]

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  1. ^ D. Gross, Y. K. Liu, S. T. Flammia, S. Becker, J. Eisert (2010). "Quantum state tomography via compressed sensing". Physical Review Letters. 105 (15): 150401. arXiv:0909.3304. Bibcode:2010PhRvL.105o0401G. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.150401. PMID 21230876. S2CID 19029700.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ J. Eisert, D. Hangleiter, N. Walk, I. Roth, D. Markham, R. Parekh, U. Chabaud, E. Kashefi (2020). "Quantum certification and benchmarking". Nature Reviews Physics. 2 (7): 382–390. arXiv:1910.06343. Bibcode:2020NatRP...2..382E. doi:10.1038/s42254-020-0186-4. S2CID 204576135.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ M. Hein, J. Eisert, H.J. Briegel (2004). "Multi-party entanglement in graph states". Physical Review A. 69 (6): 062311. arXiv:quant-ph/0307130. Bibcode:2004PhRvA..69f2311H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.69.062311. S2CID 108290803.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ S. Trotzky, Y.-A. Chen, A. Flesch, I. P. McCulloch, U. Schollwöck, J. Eisert, I. Bloch (2012). "Probing the relaxation towards equilibrium in an isolated strongly correlated 1D Bose gas". Nature Physics. 8: 325. arXiv:1101.2659. doi:10.1038/nphys2232. S2CID 54788369.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ J. Eisert, M. Friesdorf, C. Gogolin (2015). "Quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium". Nature Physics. 11 (2): 124–130. arXiv:1408.5148. Bibcode:2015NatPh..11..124E. doi:10.1038/nphys3215. S2CID 118389378.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ J. Eisert, M. Cramer, M.B. Plenio (2010). "Area laws for the entanglement entropy". Reviews of Modern Physics. 82: 277. arXiv:0808.3773. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.82.277.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ E. Klarreich (2001). "Playing by quantum rules". Nature. 414 (6861): 244–245. Bibcode:2001Natur.414..244K. doi:10.1038/35104702. PMID 11713495. S2CID 4332077.
  8. ^ J. Eisert, M. Wilkens, M. Lewenstein (1999). "Quantum games and quantum strategies". Physical Review Letters. 83 (15): 3077–3080. arXiv:quant-ph/9806088. Bibcode:1999PhRvL..83.3077E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3077. S2CID 30550760.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ APS Editorial Office Physical Review Letters. January 2019.

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