ESQ Member

Tracy Northup

Tracy Northup is a Professor at the University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Experimental Physics. Her research uses optical cavities and trapped ions as tools to explore quantum-mechanical interactions between light and matter, with applications for quantum networks and sensors. Her research team currently consists of six PhD students, three postdocs, and two master’s students. The team is working on quantum information transfer between remote ions, mediated by photons; simulations of solid-state phenomena with ions in cavities; and quantum optomechanics with levitated nanospheres.

Research Group

University of Innsbruck



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