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. 

 Latest News

10.12.2019
 

"Improved fullerene polarizability measurements" are now published at Phys. Rev. Res.

27.09.2019
 

The "Neutralization of Insulin by Photocleavage in High Vacuum " is published in Chem. Commun.

25.09.2019
 

Our expeirments on "Quantum superposition of molecules beyond 25 kDa" is published in Nature Physics!

02.05.2019
 

A pathfinder project on Quantum Detectors for Molecular Physics, together with Single Quantum from Delft, started!

10.04.2019
 

We have a new article on "Silicon microcavity arrays with open access and a finesse of half a million" in Light: Science & Applications!

03.04.2019
 

... for successfully completing each of their Master-Theses with distinction!