ERC Advanced Grant (No. 320694)

Processing Biomolecular Targets for Interferometric Quantum Experiments (PROBIOTIQUS)

We develop new source, detector and quantum control methods for the exploration of quantum coherence physics at the interface to the life sciences and for quantum interference enhanced physical chemistry of biomolecules.

Duration: 4/2013-3/2018

Scientific Partners (independent funding)


FWF COLMI (No. P 30176)

Coherent Optics for Long-Baseline Molecule Interferometry

COLMI was granted by the FWF on March 12th 2017 and allows the exploration of a unique long-base line matter-wave interferometer for macromolecules and clusters.

Duration: 5/2017-4/2020

Partners, with independent funding and Cotutelle supervision  

  • Prof. Klaus Hornberger & Dr. Benjamin Stickler, University of Duisburg-Essen

FWF CAVICOOL (No. P 27297)

Cavity Cooling of Dielectric Nanoparticles 

CAVICOOL was granted by the FWF on October 6th 2014 and allows the exploration of cavity cooling of silicon nanoparticles in interaction with light in high-finesse cavities.

Project Partner: Michael Trupke, Now University of Vienna 

Duration: 10/2014-10/2017

Partners, with independent funding

  • Prof. Klaus Hornberger & Dr. Benjamin Stickler, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Fernando Patolsky & Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky, Tel Aviv University

FWF DK Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS)

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) selects students from an international pool of applicants, based on their academic excellence, scientific success and ambition. The programme is supported by the Austrian Science Funds FWF, the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.

  • Speaker 2013-2019: Markus Aspelmeyer (Uni Vienna)  
  • Speaker 2007-2013: Markus Arndt (Uni Vienna)
  • Vice-Speaker 2007-2019: Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Vienna) 
  • Vice-Speaker 2013-2019: Markus Arndt (Uni Vienna)