Dr. Lukas Neumeier
Lukas is obsessed with questions like “What is reality?”, “What is this all about?”, “What is life?”, and “Who or what am I?”, ever since he can remember. Naively believing that science could satisfy his curiosity he studied physics at Technical University Munich and received his Ph.D. for his work in theoretical quantum nano-photonics at ICFO, Barcelona in 2018. Lukas spent two years in Africa, seven months in South America, five years in Spain and is now back in Allgäu, Germany to take care of his son Valentin. Traveling and exchanging ideas with a lot of incredibly smart and thoughtful human beings (like James 😉 ) fundamentally shaped his view on the nature of reality. Lukas follows research in quantum physics, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience.
The book Quantum Physics for Hippies reflects his current understanding of the weirdness of reality, and if he could give just a single book to his younger self, this would be it.
Besides quantum physics, Lukas loves nature, traveling, new experiences, dancing, and juicy apples.
Research focus: quantum optics, quantum information, interactions between atoms and light, interactions between light and motion, quantum optomechanics.
Ph.D. Thesis: Novel regimes of quantum optomechanics. link
- Neumeier, Lukas, Martin Leib, and Michael J. Hartmann. “Single-photon transistor in circuit quantum electrodynamics.” Physical review letters 111.6 (2013): 063601. link
- Neumeier, Lukas, Romain Quidant, and Darrick E. Chang. “Self-induced back-action optical trapping in nanophotonic systems.” New Journal of Physics 17.12 (2015): 123008. link
- Neumeier, Lukas, Tracy E. Northup, and Darrick E. Chang. “Reaching the optomechanical strong-coupling regime with a single atom in a cavity.” Physical Review A 97.6 (2018): 063857. link
- Neumeier, Lukas, and Darrick E. Chang. “Exploring unresolved sideband, optomechanical strong coupling using a single atom coupled to a cavity.” New Journal of Physics 20.8 (2018): 083004. link