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

03.04.2017
 

... for receiving the EU Seal of Excellence!

15.03.2017
 

We have a new paper on "Full rotational control of levitated silicon nanorods" in Optica!

12.03.2017
 

Our project on Coherent Optics for Long-Baseline Molecule Interferometry has been granted by the FWF.

06.03.2017
 

Our contribution to the Les Houches Summer School: Session CVII - Current Trends in Atomic Physics (2016) is on arXiv!

02.02.2017
 

The Arndt-Group has a new paper on "Selective photodissociation of tailored molecular tags as a tool for quantum optics" in the Beilstein Journal of...

01.02.2017
 

... for also receiving the Loschmidt Prize 2016 by the Chemical Physical Society!