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.

 Latest News

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Congratulations to Moritz on completing his Master of Physics on September 17th, 2020!


We congratulate Ksenija on completing her Master's on August 8, 2020, and on acceptance to the PhD programme!


Our work on Bragg diffraction of dyes and antibiotics highlighted by Phys. Rev. Lett. and Physics


Interferometric measurement of molecular diamagnetism published as "hot paper" in PCCP !


Congratulations to Sebastian on completing his Master of Physics with distinction on May 25th, 2020.


Congratulations to Yaakov on completing his PhD with distinction on May 22nd, 2020.

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