July 26, 2022
Lennart Jehle, long-time working student in the "Photonic Components" (PC) department of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), has received the student prize of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin (Berlin Physical Society, PGzB). The award ceremony took place on July 14, 2022 in Berlin. The PGzB Physics Study Prize is awarded annually to outstanding graduates of the master's degree program in physics.
Lennart Jehle was a working student in the PC department at Fraunhofer HHI from 2016 to 2021. In spring 2018, he completed his bachelor's degree in physics under the supervision of Prof. Martin Schell. Following a semester at the Technion in Haifa (Israel), he returned to Fraunhofer HHI in the summer of 2019, where he completed his master's thesis on "Design and Characterisation of Photonic Integrated Circuits for Quantum Communication". As part of his thesis, he presented two photonic integrated circuits designed to generate and evaluate time-bin entangled photon states. The results of his work were incorporated directly into the quantum lead project UNIQORN and the QuNET initiative funded by the BMBF.
The Physics Student Award was sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation between 2004 and 2011 and by Siemens AG between 2013 and 2019. In 2020, the Physics Study Award was awarded with the support of the German Physical Society. The Free University Berlin, the Humboldt-University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin, and the University of Potsdam have been eligible to submit proposals to date. Since 2022, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg has also been among the universities eligible to submit proposals.