Fernando Gago Encinas, University of Kassel

Fernando Gago Encinas

University of Kassel

My name is Fernando Gago and I was born in Madrid, Spain. I finished both my Mathematics and Physics Bachelor’s degrees and my Theoretical Physics Master’s degree at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I have a background in optimal control theory applied to quantum systems thanks to a collaboration done at the CSIC (Spanish national research council). My Master’s thesis involved some work with Krotov’s optimization algorithm and with superconducting qubits, delving into the implementation of quantum gates in transmons.

Currently I am doing my PhD at Universität Kassel with the aid of professor Christiane Koch. I have recently started working in the QuSCo project and will spend my first period as an ESR applying optimal control theory to Rydberg atoms, one of the best tools for quantum sensing. During this time I will also put some extra effort into developing controllability theory.



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Some simple properties of a quantum system

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  • 12th January, 2021

    European Researchers’ Meet

    Online meeting with bachelor and master students to talk about our life as PhD students and research in science.

  • 27th September, 2019

    European Researchers’ Night

    Public event in Madrid organised under the MSCA.

  • 25th- 26th September, 2019

    ”Science is Wonderful” organized by EU-MSCA

    Science booth with quantum games presented by Fernando and Shaeema representing QuSCo.

  • 8th April, 2019

    Talk at a High-school in Madrid

    Introductory talk to the world of quantum physics and science.


  • 28th March, 2019

    Girl’s Day at UniKassel

    Event to promote science, particularly targeted to young women.