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

10.06.2024
 

Jessica Kitchen has joined the BIOTIMA team as a summer intern, coming from Edinburgh.

29.05.2024
 

The Long Night of Research was a thrilling event! Many visitors stopped by to learn more about our research.

27.05.2024
 

Congratulations to Hannah Foltas on being awarded VDS Master Fellowship!

07.05.2024
 

Congratulations to Stefan Schrems on completing his Master thesis with distinction!

24.04.2024
 

Grazing incidence thermal energy atom scattering

12.04.2024
 

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