|Residence Australia||Name Hans Bachor|
|Born Hans Albert Bachor
December , 1952
Wolfenbuttel, Germany. (1952-12-00) |
Institutions Universitat Hannover Australian National University
Notable awards Walter Boas Medal (2000) Harrie Massey Medal and Prize (2010)
Books A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics
Institution Leibniz University of Hanover, Australian National University
Doctoral advisor Prof. Dr. Manfred Kock
Professor Hans-Albert Bachor, Member of the Order of Australia (AM), is a German-born Australian research scientist and academic leader.
He was chairperson of the National Youth Science Forum in Australia, and is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Quantum Science, Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
He is active in the professional management of science, a former member of the expert panels of the Australian Research Council (1997-2001, 2010-2012) and the European Research Council (2009-2013), through leading roles in the Australian Optical Society, as chair and organiser of several international science conferences, and as a member of the advisory boards of international research Centres.
Professor Bachor holds many academic awards and distinctions, including the Humboldt Research Prize (1999), Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is recipient of the AIP Walter Boas Medal (2000), the AIP award for contributions to Physics (2009), the IOP/AIP Harrie Massey Medal (2010) and the AOS Beattie Steel medal (2010). He was awarded Membership in the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia day 2012, recognising his achievements as research scientist and educator.
Professor Bachor was born in Wolfenbüttel, Germany in 1952. He studied Physics in Hannover, Germany, where he received his diploma and doctorate, supervised by Prof. Dr. Manfred Kock. He took up a position at the Australian National University in 1981.
Professor Bachor established experimental quantum optics in Australia and created a widely known group for optics and laser physics, exploring the possibilities of harnessing the quantum nature of light. He has pioneered techniques for sensitive measurements beyond the quantum noise limit, for the improvement of optical sensors, interferometers, optical communication and data storage.
In addition to the large volume of high impact scientific research, Professor Bachor has mentored and graduated a number of Australia's leading scientists. His former graduate students include Professor Ping Koy Lam (CQC2T), Professor Timothy Ralph (UQ), and Professor Andrew White (UQ). In addition, Professor Bachor has mentored a number of the next generation of leading scientists including (but not limited to) Prof. Boris Hage (Universität Rostock), Prof. Roman Schnabel (Hannover), Associate Prof. Warwick Bowen (UQ), Associate Prof. Charles Harb (UniNSW), Dr. Vincent Daria (ANU), Dr. Jiri Janousek (ANU), Dr. Ben Buchler (ANU), and Dr. Nicholas Robins (ANU). Professor Bachor was Head of the Department of Physics at the Australian National University in the late 90's, and took a leading role in teaching and inspiring undergraduate students.
He has worked, and is frequently invited to teach, in the USA, Germany, France and Denmark.
He has also written the widely used and cited textbook " A guide to experiments in quantum Optics", with Prof. Timothy Ralph.
Professor Bachor has a strong affinity with the Australian bush, and lives with his wife Connie Bachor in Wamboin, NSW. They are active in their local community, being charter members of the local Rotary Club and they are active in youth, peace and international aid programs.