As an International Fulbright Science & Technology Award Fellow, Peter Maurer is pursuing doctoral studies in Physics at Harvard University. His main areas of interests are quantum optics and atomic physics. He completed his Master’s degree in Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in 2008. While at ETH, Peter conducted a three-month summer research project at Oxford University and an internship at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany. For his Master’s thesis, Peter implemented a two-qubit tomography in circuit QED using a joined dispersive read out.
In 2004, Peter received the highest award for his research project on short periodic air pressure variations in relation to general weather conditions at the Swiss National Contest of Young Scientists (Schweizer Jugend Forscht), the oldest and largest contest of its kind in Switzerland.
Peter became a member of the Swiss Study Foundation (Schweizerische Studienstiftung) in 2005 which is the largest of its kind in Switzerland and works to support and recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Peter was invited to a meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau as one of the Foundation’s five scholarship holders.