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

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!

01.02.2017
 

... for receiving the Award of Excellence 2016 by the BMWFW!