David Petrosyan

Senior Researcher (part time)


  • 1995 Diploma in Physics, Department of Physics, Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • 1999 PhD in Laser Physics, Institute for Physical Research, Armenian National Academy of Science


  • 1997-1998 Research Fellow, Max–Planck–Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
  • 1998-2000 Research Fellow, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Greece
  • 2000-2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2002- Research Director (since 2024), Principal (2006)/Associate Researcher, IESL/FORTH, Greece
  • 2006 & 2009 Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 2014-2015 D. T. Mortensen Senior Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2016-2020 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2017- Mercator Fellow, Center for Quantum Science, Physikalisches Institut Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • 2019- Senior Visiting Scientist, A. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory (YerPhI), Armenia


  • Quantum non-linear optics with single photons and coherent atomic ensembles
  • Spin lattice models with cold atoms in optical lattices, interacting Rydberg atoms
  • Quantum simulations of strongly interacting few- and many-body systems
  • Physical implementations of quantum information processing and communication with optical, atomic, solid-state and hybrid systems


  • 1997 DAAD graduate student Scholarship, Germany
  • 2000 Feinberg Postdoctoral Fellowship, Israel
  • 2006 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany
  • 2013 Dale T. Mortensen Senior Fellowship, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark
  • 2014 Friedrich W. Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • 2016 APS Outstanding Referee


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