We are fascinated by ...

  • Universal matter-wave interferometry
    • Towards metal cluster interferometry:
      a new material class in quantum physics to probe the interface to the classical world.  
    • From Polypeptide towards Protein interferometry:
      a new material class to study complexity & dynamics of biomolecules in quantum physics.   
  • Cooling and quantum optomechanics 
    • Optical cooling of non-spherical nanoparticles to explore their rotational quantum states.
    • Cooling of nanobiological matter to harvest their internal complexity. 
  • Enabling technologies for quantum experiments
    • Sources of metal clusters, dielectric and biological nanomaterials: for matter-wave interferometry.
    • Single-photon charge control and coherent beam splitting of proteins & metal clusters. 
    • Interfeormeter concepts for complex nanomatter.
  • Quantum sensors
    • Matter-wave deflectometers with high force sensitivity:
      ... to measure electro-magnetic, optical & dynamical properties of molecules of interst to biology and chemistry.
    • Trapped nanorotors: 
      ... to realize highly sensitive torque & rotations sensors on the micron scale.  
    • Superconducting nanowire detectors:
      ... to open new avenues to mass spectrometry, molecule analysis by harvesting the sensitivity of quantum states.

 Latest News


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


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


We welcome Aljoša Vuković as our new Master-Student for the Project MUSCLE, where he will be working on Theory & Modelling!


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