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. 

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 Latest News


Stefan Schrems will focus in his master project on high mass particle sources.


Tim Kostersitz will focus in his master thesis on quantum tools for mass spectrometry.


Congratulations to Martin Mauser on defending his Master thesis with distinction.


"Frontiers of Matterwave Optics" is the largest biannual matter-wave meeting. This year at ICTP/Triest.


Nanoscale Magnetism Probed in a Matter-Wave Interferometer


Experimental evaluation of Y and Hf clusters for matter-wave interferometry