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Jacob Sherson

Professor MSO, Professor på MGMT

Jacob Sherson
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Scientific career

  • Also Professor MSO, and director of the Center for Hybrid Intelligence, Dept. of Management, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2020-
  • Professor MSO, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2017-
  • Coordinator of AU-network: Computational modeling of Complex Interactions (CMCI), 2014-2016
  • Associate professor (lektor), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2014-2016
  • Director and founder, Center for Community Driven Research (CODER), 2012-
  • Assistant professor (adjunkt), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2011-2013
  • Marie Curie individual fellow and postdoc, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, in the group of Prof. Immanuel Bloch, 2007-2010


  • PhD studies with Prof. Eugene S. Polzik (experimental work), Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University and Prof. Klaus Mølmer (theoretical work), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark. Thesis (11/2006): “Creation of Distant, Deterministic Entanglement: Experiment and Theory”, 2002-2006
  • BSc in physics, mathematics, and computer sciences (09/2001), Aarhus University, Denmark, 1998-2002 

Teaching experience


  • Coordinator of graduate course, Agent based modeling, 2015-
  • Lecturer in Advanced Quantum Mechanics (4th year course), 2012-
  • Project responsible on second year quantum mechanics course, 2011-
  • Project coordinator on first year waves and optics course, 2011-2012
  • Teaching assistant on various undergraduate courses in both physics and in first year mathematics, 2002-2006

Given an invited lecture in a quantum optics course in Aarhus, and assisted in counselling a student seminar series in Mainz.

Contribution to teaching material:
I have been responsible for a number of pedagogical reviews of the topic of the quantum interface between light and atomic ensembles ([JFS10,JFS22,JFS23]) and made a significant contribution to a book chapter on the same topic [JFS21].

Publication record

67 peer-reviewed papers generating in total roughly 5000 citations, h-index: 23 (GS). Ten publications in high ranking journals (four Nature, four Phys. Rev. Lett., one PNAS, one Nature-Quantum Information). Diverse publications in experimental (22) and theoretical (25) physics and in AI, didactics, and social and citizen science (20). 9 first authorships and 40 corresponding authorships.

Referee for: Science [from 2018], MDPI-Atoms [from 2015], Physica Scripta [from 2013], Optics Express [from 2011], Nature [from 2010], Phys. Rev. Lett. [from 2009], Journal of Physics B [from 2009], Phys. Rev. A [from 2008], and European Phys. Lett. [from 2007]. 

Awards and Distinctions (selected)

  • Falling Walls Breakthrough of the year in the “Innovation and Science Management” category for Breaking the Wall of Hybrid Intelligence, 2020
  • Advisory board member of Vencortex (AI and hybrid intelligence in corporate decision making), 2020-
  • Advisory board member of International AIQT Foundation (Ai and quantum technology), 2020-
  • Steering Committee member, Karanga, the global alliance for Social and Emotional Learning, 2019-
  • Member of the ATV (Danish Academy of Technical Sciences) Council for Technology and Society, 2019-
  • BOLD Awards: Boldest Scientific Project and Boldest AI Project, 2019
  • Scientific advisor for Learning Economy (Blockchain educational technology), 2018-
  • Grundfos Prize, 2018

Public outreach

  • 100+ popular scientific lectures since 2011
  • 100+ press appearances since 2011, including local, national and international newspaper,
  • popular magazine, radio, and television interviews.
  • Appearing in the prize winning human-AI documentary, Almost Human

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