Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühl

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Professor of Experimental Physics
Director, NCCR SPIN
Department of Physics, University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
CH-4056 Basel


+41 (0)61 207 3693 (dmz office)
+41 (0)61 207 6529 (Uta, admin)


Tel+41 (0)61 207 3693Office
 +41 (0)61 207 6529Uta, Admin
Office 1.16a
LabsCryo HallE01
 Cryo LabE02
 Prep LabE15



Biographical Information

Dominik received his PhD at Harvard University in 2004 on quantum coherence and spin in semiconductor quantum dots after receiving a physics diploma from ETH Zürich in 1998 and a MSc in 2000 from Stanford University. After a 2-year postdoc at MIT, Dominik started his own group in 2006 at the University of Basel where he has been working since. In 2008, he received a starting grant in the first ERC call. He was promoted to associate professor in 2012 and to full professor in 2023. He served as Department Chair from 2015-2019 and since 2021, he is the director of the NCCR SPIN, the Swiss National Program on Quantum Computing with Si and Ge spins. In 2023, Dominik was elected fellow of the APS.

Dominik’s research interests are in quantum transport experiments in semiconductor nanostructures, focusing on quantum computation with spins, coherence, interactions, quantum condensed matter at ultralow temperatures and machine learning for quantum devices.

Dominik enjoys travelling, singing, cooking, fine dining and playing piano with his kids.

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