We are fascinated by and working on ...

  • Universal matter-wave interferometry & the foundations of physics
    • 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.
    • Trapping & 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 better than yocto-Newton 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:
      ... for mass spectrometry and molecule analysis, harvesting the sensitivity of quantum phase transitions.

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Congratulations to Severin Sindelar on his VDS Master Fellowship!


Quantum physics: Superconducting Nanowires Detect Single Protein Ions


Superconducting nanowires serve as highly sensitive detectors for single protein ions at low energy


The Korean delegation visited us and our colleagues at the faculty for a scientific exchange.


Optical and atomic polarisation structures


Electric and magnetic deflection of molecules and clusters carried within superfluid helium nanodroplets