We are engaged in research on

  • Quantum phenomena with bio/molecules & nanoparticles 
  • Quantum decoherence & the limits of quantum linearity
  • Matter-wave technologies: novel beam splitters & interferometer schemes  
  • Quantum-enhanced molecule metrology: assessing electro-magnetic & optical properties
  • Cavity cooling and rotational optomechanics of dielectric nanospheres and nanorods  
  • Molecular beam methods: to prepare, cool & detect neutral biomolecular beams
  • Quantum tools for research and applications in chemistry and biology

 QNP News Update

May 2020

  • Start of the EU ATTRACT Project SUMO, a pathfinder project on quantum detectors for molecular physics, together with Single Quantum, Delft. 

April 2019

  • Congratulations to Stephan Troyer on Completing his Master thesis with distinction.
  • Congratulations to Philipp Rieser on Completing his Master thesis with distinction.
  • G. Wachter, S. Kuhn, S. Minniberger, C. Salter, P. Asenbaum, J. Millen, M. Schneider, J. Schalko, U. Schmid, A. Felgner, D. Hüser, M. Arndt, M. Trupke, Silicon microcavity arrays with open access and a finesse of half a million, Light: Science & Applications 8:37,  1-7 (2019).
  • Web of Science Highly cited paper: As of <token>November</token>/<token>December</token> <token>2018</token>, our paper Testing the limits of quantum mechanical superpositionst received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

February 2019:

  • Congratulations to Christian Knobloch on sucessfully completing his PhD  on February 27th
  • C. Brand, M. Debiossac, T. Susi, F. Aguillon, J. Kotakoski, P. Roncin, M. Arndt,
    Coherent diffraction of hydrogen through the 246 pm lattice of graphene,
    New J. Phys. (2019). doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ab05ed

December 2018:

  • J. Schätti, P. Rieser, U. Sezer, G. Richter, P. Geyer, G. G. Rondina, D. Häussinger, M. Mayor, A. Shayeghi, V. Köhler, M. Arndt
    Pushing the mass limit for intact launch and photoionization of large neutral biopolymers
    Commun. Chem. 1, 93 (2018), nature.com/articles/s42004-018-0095-y
  • Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn on receiving an Award of Excellence
  • B. A. Stickler, B. Papendell, S. Kuhn, B. Schrinski, J. Millen, M. Arndt and K. Hornberger
    Probing macroscopic quantum superpositions with nanorotors
    New J. Phys. 20, 122001 (2018).

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January 2018:

  • Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn on completing his PhD with distinction

December 2017: 

November 2017:

October 2017:

  • International PCT Patent application published PCT/EP2017/059113
  • Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn on being awarded an ESQ Discovery Grant
  • Brand et al. : Conformer-selection by matter-wave interference. ArXiv 1710.01035 (2017)
  • James Millen showcasing nanoparticle opto-mechanics at the European Researchers Night,
    with support by Lana Rauch & Ugur Sezer 

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December 2016:

October 2016: 

  • Ronny Barnea as a visitor for two months, coming from Tel Aviv University.

September 2016:

August 2016:

  • Yaakov Fein joins us as a PhD student, with a Master's from the University of Melbourne

July 2016:

  • Moritz Kriegleder completed his Bachelor's degree

June 2016: 

  • Group Retreat 2016: Frauenberg/Bavaria

May 2016:

Apr 2016:

  • Armin Shayeghi receives the dissertation award by the TU Darmstadt, where he completed his thesis in chemistry with Prof. Rolf Schäfer, before joining our group.

March 2016:

  • Nadine Dörre completed her PhD with distinction.
  • Lukas Mairhofer receives a Doc Award for his PhD in philosophy, in parallel to his PhD in physics with us in physics.

January 2016:

December 2015:

  • Philipp Geyer successfully completed his PhD .
  • Sandra Eibenberger receives an Award of Excellence 2015 by the BMWFW.
  • Maxime Debiossac arrives from Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay to join us as a postdoc.

November 2015:

  • Congratulations to Nadine Dörre for being awarded a L'Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science.  
  • Group visit to Anton Paar's headquarters in Graz

October 2015:

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April 2015:

  • James Millen, PhD, joins us as a postdoc, arriving from UCL London. 

March 2015:

  • Sandra Eibenberger completes her doctorate with distinction.
  • QNP Research on Austrian Television ORF TV 
  • QNP Research on Austrian Television SERVUS TV   

January 2015:

December 2014:

  • Philipp Schmid completes his doctorate with distinction.
  • Peter Asenbaum is awarded the Hans-Thirring Prize  
  • Stefan Nimmrichter receives an Award of Excellence 2014 for his doctoral thesis  
  • Lukas Mairhofer completes his doctorate in philosophy with distinction 
  • Philipp Haslinger receives an FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship for UC Berkeley 

November 2014:

October 2014:

  • New publication: 
    Phys. Rev. A 90, 042114-1 (2014)

September 2014:

  • Peter Asenbaum completes his doctorate with distinctions.  
  • Sandra Eibenberger receives a CoQuS Poster award 

August 2014:

  • Sandra Eibenberger is awarded the BOLOGNA 2014 Josef Pliva Prize  at the HRMS 23 

July 2014:

  • Ugur Sezer completed his master's degree with distinctions. 
  • Christian Brand has been awarded a Feodor Lynen Postdoc Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
  • Group Retreat in Weissenkirchen.

June 2014:

  • Publication in Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 250402 (2014)
  • Publication in Phys. Today 67, 30-36, (2014) 
    selected for PARITY by the Japanese Editors

May 2014:

  • Markus Arndt has been elected Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). 

April 2014: 

March 2014:

  • Video Clip on Cavity Cooling by Peter Asenbaum and Stefan Kuhn highlighted in the video gallery of the APS spring meeting.

February 2014: 

  • Congratulations to Nadine Dörre on her SASP 2014 Poster prize 

January 2014: 

  • Stefan Gerlich in Atomium Culture 
  • Markus Arndt selected as an Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society.

December 2013: 

November 2013

October 2013: 

  • Congratulations to Stefan Nimmrichter on completing his PhD with distinction
  • Christian Brand joins the team as a postdoc, coming from the University of Düsseldorf

September 2013:

  • Music for an optical interferometer An outreach activity for Matter-waves and and Music
  • Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn on his CoQuS Poster prize 
  • Congratulations to Michele Sclafani on completing his doctorate with distinction

August 2013: 

July 2013: 

  • Congratulations to Philipp Haslinger on completing his doctorate with distinction.
  • Publication: Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 14696 (2013) 
  • Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn on completing his Master with distinction.
  • The project Quantum Interactive has been granted by the Vienna ZIT 

June 2013:

  • welcome Sasha Sproch, from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Boston/MA 
  • Lisa Wörner joins the group as a postdoc, coming from the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching 

May 2013:

March 2013:

January 2013:

  • Congratulations to Thomas Juffmann on completing his Doctorate with distinction!

December 2012:

September 2012:

July 2012:

  • Thomas Juffmann receives a Poster Award at the ICAP 2012

May 2012:

April 2012:

  • Feature on SSPD detection in Superconductor Week
  • Congratulations to Thomas Juffmann on his 2012 AMMRF micrograph award 
  • Feature on SSPD detection of low-energy particles in http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/lab/48672
  • Publication: Rev. Mod Phys. 84, 157-173 (2012) , 
    Featured in Nature Physics 2/2012 by Mark Buchanan

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July 2011:

  • Publication in New J. Phys. 13, 075002 (2011).

June 2011:

May 2011:

  • ESF meeting on Casimir forces with 20 participants from 7 countries, hosted by QNP in Vienna

April 2011:

  • Publication in Phys. Rev. A 83, 043621 (2011).
  • Publication in New J. Phys. 13, 043033 (2011), chosen as 'IOP select'
  • Publication in Nature Communications 2, 263 (2011), 
    Highlight in Nature, Nature AsiaScience Daily ...