Faculty Information Details

Click here for Japanese >

All data is as of April 22, 2024.

photo

HOFMANN HOLGER FRIEDRICH
Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Discipline Electronics
Academic Degrees University of Stuttgart Doctor of Science
University of Stuttgart Master
Research Fields Mathematical and physical sciences; Physics; Atomic / Molecular / Quantum electronics
Research Keywords Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Foundations of Quantum Theory
Comments I am an expert on quantum phenomena and their peculiar effects in optical systems. Through my theoretical work, I have pioneered new methods of control for photons and fields. I strongly believe that a better understanding of quantum physics is possible and can be achieved by better methods of observation. At the heart of this effort is the problem of control and the limitations imposed on it by quantum uncertainty.

At present, science is suffering from a superficial understanding of empirical standards and a lack of honest discussion regarding the wider implications of new insights. To me, science is an indispensable part of our shared human heritage and we need to work together to promote and maintain a free and open exchange of scientific ideas.

I was able to move from Germany to Japan because science knows neither nationality nor boundaries. The same should apply to all other fields of academia and I believe that it is the central purpose of Universities to bring people from all backgrounds together in an honest effort to realize a life dedicated to truth and honesty. I sincerely hope that I can contribute to this effort and this is the core motivation of my work.
Profiles of Faculty
and Research
Scholars
Click here
Past media appearances The Rational View podcast with Dr. Al Scott Lemmel and Hofmann experiment with reality The Rational View podcast with Dr. Al Scott 20220528~
Physicists Can Finally Peek at Schrödinger's Cat Without Killing It Forever LiveScience 201911~
Topic Astronomy/Universe
New Technologies
Physics/Physical Property
Radiation Light
SDGs 4 Quality education 9 Industry, innovation, infrastructure 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Engineering : Cluster 2(Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering) : Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Quantum Matter Program
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Quantum Matter Program
Contact us for interview requests

Hiroshima University, Public Relations Group
E-mail: koho[at]office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Change [at] into @)
1-3-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, Japan 739-8511

Interview Request Form