EU FET-OPEN SuperMaMa (860713)

Superconducting Mass Spectrometry and Molecule Analysis (1/2020-12/2022)

This highly interdisciplinary projects was granted by the European Commission and started with January 1st 2020, with a run time of three years. SuperMaMa is an EU FET-OPEN Research & Innovation project that aims at breaking new scientific grounds for new technologies that shall boost the capabilities of mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy. Here we specifically target singly charged and neutral high-mass proteins. We will develop integrated superconducting nanowire arrays with advanced cryogenic onboard electronics in an advanced mass spectrometer machine. New photocleavable tags shall allow the preparation of neutral protein beams from mass-selected ions in focused transverse high-power laser fields.  The combination of all shall open new avenues for mass spectrometry, matter-wave interferometry, few-photon calorimetry and single-photon recoil spectroscopy. 


FWF MUSCLE (No. P 32543-N)

Multi-Scale Cluster Interference

MUSCLE was granted by the FWF on SEpt 2019 and allows the preparation and manipulation of large metal clusters, aiming to push matter-wave interference by another order of magnitude in mass and complexity over the state of the art.

Duration: 10/2019-9/2022


FWF COLMI (No. P 30176)

Coherent Optics for Long-Baseline Molecule Interferometry

COLMI was granted by the FWF on March 12th 2017 and allows the exploration of a unique long-base line matter-wave interferometer for macromolecules and clusters.

Duration: 5/2017-4/2020

Partners, with independent funding and Cotutelle supervision  

  • Prof. Klaus Hornberger & Dr. Benjamin Stickler, University of Duisburg-Essen

FWF DK Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS)

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) selects students from an international pool of applicants, based on their academic excellence, scientific success and ambition. The programme is supported by the Austrian Science Funds FWF, the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.

  • Speaker 2013-2019: Markus Aspelmeyer (Uni Vienna)  
  • Speaker 2007-2013: Markus Arndt (Uni Vienna)
  • Vice-Speaker 2007-2019: Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Vienna) 
  • Vice-Speaker 2013-2019: Markus Arndt (Uni Vienna)