We are fascinated by ...

  • Universal matter-wave interferometry:
    Scalable interferometer concepts and beam splitter techniques for atoms, large (bio)molecules and nanoparticles.
  • Quantum physics at the interface to the classical world:
    Mass limits of matter-wave interference, decoherence, wave function collapse. 
  • Quantum measurements for physical chemistry:
    Matter-wave fringes as quantum nanorulers to measure electro-magnetic, optical dynamical molecule properties.
  • Quantum tools for biomolecular physics:
    Matter-wave interferometry with vitamins, neurotransmitters, antibiotics and polypeptides.  
  • Optomechanics for new quantum ideas:
    Optical cooling of trapped nanoparticles to enable quantum experiments in new regimes.
  • Single-photon charge control of proteins
    Novel applications of biomolecular beams controlled by photo-cleavable tags.
  • Quantum sensors for mass spectrometry:
    Superconducting nanowire detectors as detectors for biopolymers and molecular beams. 

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 Latest News


We welcome Hannah Foltas as a new Master intern in our team!


S. Troyer and M. Arndt present at the Heraeus-Seminar on 'Levitated Particles in the Quantum Regime' in Bad Honnef.


Congratulations to Julia Salapa on defending her Master thesis with distinction and she is about to start her PhD at ETH Zurich.


We welcome Lorenz Hummer as a new PhD student in our team!


Congratulations to Lorenz Hummer on defending his Master thesis with distinction.


Giovanbattista Favorito has joined the LUMI team as a summer intern, coming from Rome.