I. Bloch brings to the collaboration an experimental research group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, which has been responsible for a truly remarkable list of the key advances in the field of ultracold atoms in optical lattices. This includes the study of quantum phases and quantum phase transitions of weakly and strongly interacting quantum gases with bosonic and fermionic atoms, in both equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics. In addition, the group has lead the development of novel control and measurement tools, for example, the recent achievement of single-site resolved imaging and addressing of single atoms in optical lattices. This technique provides the basis for a revolutionary "bottom up" approach to both condensed matter physics and quantum information processing. He will be in charge of assessing proposals on high-resolution imaging, long-range interactions and lattice engineering and implement these in the experiments. He also acts as Corresponding PI of the proposal.