Wolfgang Löffler

phone: +31-(0)71 527 5931
skype: wolfgangasdf
google: wolfgang.loeffler@gmail.com
e-mail: loeffler@physics.leidenuniv.nl
web: http://quphotonics.org
MS teams: lofflerw@vuw.leidenuniv.nl

office: room 906 (9th floor), Huygens Laboratory. Also because of the tight lecture schedule in Leiden, I don't have regular office hours - simply send a brief informal email when you want to meet me (probably check my agenda below) and we'll manage! Or drop by on the 9th floor Huygens at 12:30, then we usually have lunch.

Link to Google Scholar profile

2023 Whitepaper on basic/fundamental science and research developed by the thematic committee “Basic Science” of the Quantum Coordinator's Board of EU projects: Basic Science and Quantum technologies

Wind page: wind

Programming languages, opinionated overview: languages.

Github: https://github.com/wolfgangasdf

Brief CV


  • Dr. rer. nat. (~Ph.D), University of Karlsruhe, February 2008 (honors “summa cum laude”). Advisors: Prof. Dr. H. Kalt, Prof. Dr. C. Klingshirn (University of Karlsruhe)
  • Diplom (~M. Sc.) in physics, University of Karlsruhe, December 2004.

Professional Experience

  • 2020-: Assistant professor at Leiden University
  • 2018-: Research fellow at Leiden University
  • 2011-2018: Researcher at Leiden University (NWO/VENI grant)
  • 2009-2010: Postdoc at Leiden University. Graded-index and quantum optics
  • 2008-2009: Postdoc at Karlsruhe University. Nano-second spin-dynamics in quantum dots.
  • 2005-2008: Doctoral student at Karlsruhe University. Spin-Optoelectronics with quantum dots and optical cavities.
  • 2003-2004: Research assistant at Karlsruhe University. Investigation of exciton spins in semiconductor quantum wells by micro-photoluminescence in magnetic fields.

2024: Member of the NWO advisory committee on Nano, Quantum and Materials Physics (NQMP) - please contact me for anything related to that!

2019: Coordinator of QLUSTER, a FET-Open project to investigate many-photon quantum entanglement, see https://qluster.eu.

2018: APS outstanding referee award

2017: Quantum Software Consortium I am Co-applicant of the Quantum Software Consortium of Harry Buhrman (CWI Amsterdam), see also http://www.qusoft.org/.

2010: NWO VENI grant Scattering of twisted light by helical matter. Salary and equipment for 3 years (250,000€) from the Dutch research organization NWO. I was awarded this grant in the “first round”.

2008: Teaching Price Teaching price of the University of Karlsruhe, jointly with Prof. Dr. Claus Klingshirn for excellent teaching (master's lecture “Fundamentals of Optics and Photonics”); 10,000€ prize money.

Agenda & office hours

We usually have lunch together 12:30 - at 13:00 therefore is a good time to talk (office hour!)