We are fascinated by these research fields

  • Universal matter-wave interferometry:
    We are working on scalable concepts and universal beam splitters for quantum experiments with atoms, atomic and molecular clusters, tailored organic molecules, native biomolecules and nanoparticles.
  • Quantum physics at the interface to the classical world:
    We explore the mass and complexity limits of matter-wave interference, experimental quantum decoherence and interferometric tests of wave function collapse
  • Quantum physics at the  interface to chemistry:
    We use matter-wave interference fringes as quantum nanorulers to measure electric, magnetic, optical and structural and dynamic properties of delocalized molecules.
  • Quantum physics at the  interface to biology:
    We realize matter-wave experiments with vitamins, antibiotics and polypeptides. For that purpose, we develop new beam and detection techniques for biomolecules.
  • Quantum physics at the  interface to mass spectrometry technologies:
    We study superconducting nanowire detectors for biomolecular beams, ultra-fast optical methods to prepare mass and charge controlled biomolecular beams for advanced mass and optical spectroscopy as well as quantum experiments.
  • Quantum physics at the interface to optomechanics:
    We exploit optical forces to achieve optical cooling of dielectric nanospheres in high-finesse microcavities as well as rotational cooling of dielectric nanorods to enable high-mass quantum experiments.

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23.11.2021
 

Strong support by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

22.11.2021
 

Single-, double-, and triple-slit diffraction of molecules

30.09.2021
 

When: Monday, October 4th 2021, 15:00 h

24.09.2021
 

What is reality? What is real? How quantum research is challenging our view of the world?

19.07.2021
 

We had interactive fun with 25 children ages 8-12 discussing proteins, croygenics, quantum detectors, and imaging.

 

09.07.2021
 

Congratulations to Filip Kialka on completing a very good PhD!

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