Alexander Szameit elected Fellow of Optica

An Optica Fellowship is reserved for people who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Alexander Szameit is researching the physics of light, in particular in order to use it in a new type of computer: the optical quantum computer.

Alexander Szameit studied physics at the Universities of Halle and Jena, where he also completed his doctorate. After research stays in Hawaii, Australia and Israel, he was appointed to the Chair of Experimental Solid State Optics at the University of Rostock in 2016. He is one of the most frequently cited scientists in his field worldwide.

The Optica organization is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business people, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica's renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities foster discovery, shape applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement.


Prof. Dr. Alexander Szameit
University of Rostock
Institute of Physics
phone.: +49 381 498-6790