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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22.03.2021
 

We welcome Lorenz Hummer as our new Master-Student on Cavity Cooling.

17.03.2021
 

A New Paper "Universal matter-wave interferometry as a sensor in atomic physics and physical chemistry" is published on the SPIE Photonics West -...

04.03.2021
 

Congratulations to Markus Arndt, University of Vienna, and László Erdős, IST Austria on sharing the Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2020.

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23.12.2020
 

Congratulations to Yakoov Y. Fein on his outstanding dissertation "Long-baseline universal matter-wave interferometry".

23.12.2020
 

Congratulations to Sebastian Pedalino on being selected to the Dean's list.

19.10.2020
 

We welcome Nafia Rahaman (Swinburne University/Melbourne), joining the QNP team in October 2020!

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