Jonathan Home

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Prof. Dr. Jonathan Home


Head of Institute for Quantum Electronics


Full Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 31 66
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 633 22 95

Other numbers

Tel: +41 44 633 93 14
Tel: +41 44 633 93 44
Tel: +41 44 633 93 64


ETH Zürich
Jonathan Home
Institut für Quantenelektronik
HPF  E 8
Otto-Stern-Weg 1
8093 Zürich

Organisations Full Professor at the Department of Physics
Research Field

Jonathan Home’s research focus is investigations of quantum state engineering, simulation and information processing with trapped atomic ions. Using the precise control available with this technology, we will investigate interactions between a quantum system and its environment, and whether these can be used both to engineer states involving correlations unique to quantum mechanics and to implement quantum information tasks. We are also interested in implementing novel quantum control in microfabricated ion traps, making use of the small length scales which are achievable. Such traps are a key ingredient for scaling up ion trap quantum information processing to control of many ions.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2019 he appointed Full Professor at ETH Zurich.

Jonathan Home has been an Assistant Professor (tenure track) for Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics, Physics Department, since 2010.

He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 1979.

He obtained a DPhil Physics from the University of Oxford in 2006.

From 2005-2006 he worked as a postdoc, remaining in Oxford for a year, demonstrating the cooling of a two-isotope crystal of calcium ions to the ground state, and studying qubit coherence while the cooling progressed.

Postdoc 2006-2010: He worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.

University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society, UK (declined)
Lindemann Fellow of the English Speaking Union, taken up at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Boulder, CO, USA)
Postmaster (Scholar), Merton College, University of Oxford
Exhibitioner, Merton College, University of Oxford
Additional Information

Jonathan Home is married to Yuki Iida. Professor Home enjoys skiing and hiking, and playing the violin.

Course Catalogue
402-0448-02L Quantum Information Processing II: Implementations
402-0551-00L Laser Seminar
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