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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30.09.2021
 

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

Location: Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, 2nd floor, Boltzmanngasse 5

Title: "Structure and dynamics of simple metal...

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!

07.07.2021
 

Winner of the Qiskit Hackathon Europe!

01.07.2021
 

Kapitza-Dirac Blockade: A Universal Tool for the Deterministic Preparation of Non-Gaussian Oscillator States

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