We are engaged in research on

  • Quantum phenomena with biomolecules & nanoparticles 
  • Matter-wave technologies: beam splitters & interferometer schemes  
  • Quantum-enhanced molecule metrology: assessing electro-magnetic & spectrosopic molecular properties
  • Molecular beam methods: to prepare, cool & detect neutral biomolecular beams
  • Quantum decoherence & the limits of quantum linearity
  • Cavity cooling and rotational optomechanics of dielectric nanospheres and nanorods  

 QNP News Update

  • October 2017: International PCT Patent application published PCT/EP2017/059113
  • October 2017: Congratulations: Stefan Kuhn is awarded an ESQ Discovery Grant
  • October 2017: Brand et al. ArXiv 1710.01035 (2017): Conformer-selection by matter-wave interference.
  • Oct 2017: James Millen showcasing nanoparticle optomechanics at the European Researchers Night,
    with support by Lana Rauch & Ugur Sezer 
  • Sept 2017: Congratulations to Dr. James Millen on receiving the IOP Bates Award 2017
  • Sept 2017: Congratulations to Franz Wieser, MSc, on completing his Masters degree with distinction
  • September 2017: printed
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 10947 (2017),  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704916'
    Angew. Chem. Deutsch 56, 11088(2017),  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201704916
    & High-lighted in ChemistryViews 
  • August 2017: Science Advances 3, e1602478 (2017)
    In search of multipath interference using large molecules
    High-lighted in Physics World
  • July2017: J. Mass Spectrom. 52,  550-556 (2017)
    Tailoring the volatility and stability of oligopeptides
  • July 2017: Nanoscale 9, 9175-9180 (2017)
  • June 2017, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 10947 (2017) : 10.1002/anie.201704916,
    Quantum-assisted metrology of neutral vitamins in the gas-phase, accepted online
  • 9 May 2017: Austrian Radio on Macroscopic Quantum Science in the QNP group
  • 25 April 2017: EU Seal of Excellence to Armin Shayeghi  
  • 13 March 2017: FWF Project COLMI granted
  • 9. March 2017: Optica 4,  356-360 (2017).
    Full rotational control of levitated silicon nanorods
  • 8 March 2017: Les Houches Lecture Notes (2017) on the ArXiv 
    Matter-wave physics with nanoparticles and biomolecules
  • 3 March 2017: Jonas Rodewald completes his PhD with distinction
  • February 2017: Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 325(2017)
    Selective Photodissociation of Tailored Molecular Tags as a Tool for Quantum Optics
  • February 2017: Appl. Phys. B 123,3 (2017) : DOI 10.1007/s00340-016-6573-y
    New avenues for matter-wave-enhanced spectroscopy
  • Dr. Nadine Dörre receives a Loschmidt Prize 2016, by the Chemical Physical Society , Austria
  • Dr. Nadine Dörre receives an Award of Excellence 2016, by the BMWFW 
  • Nature Nanotechnology Selects our 2012 Nat Nano paper among the "Favourite figures of Nature Nanotechnology of the last 10 years"
  • Oct-Nov 2016: Ronny Barnea as a visitor for two months, coming from Tel Aviv University.
  • Sept 16 2016: Prog. Phys., 1–8 (2016).
  • Christian Brand revceives EPS Young Scientist Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2016
  • Sept 2016: Phys. Rev. A 94, 033818 (2016)
    Rotranslational cavity cooling of dielectric rods and disks
  • August 2016: Yaakov Fein joins us as a PhD student, with a Master's from the University of Melbourne
  • July 2016: Moritz Kriegleder completed his Bachelor's degree
  • 9-12 June 2016: Group Retreat 2016: Frauenberg/Bavaria
  • 17 May 2016: Phys. Scr. 91, 063007 (2016)  
    Perspectives for quantum interference with biomolecules and biomolecular clusters
  • 27 Apr 2016: Armin Shayeghi receives the dissertation award by the TU Darmstadt, where he completed his thesis in chemistry with Prof. Rolf Schäfer, before joining our group.
  • 18 Mar 2016: Nadine Dörre completed her PhD with distinction.
  • 11 Mar 2016: Lukas Mairhofer recieves a Doc Award for his PhD in philosophy, in parallel to his PhD in physics with us.
  • 20 Jan 2016: Nadine Dörre was selected for FORBES 30 under 30 in the category Science and Healthcare in Europe
  • 11 Jan 2016: Ugur Sezer was accepted into the high-potential program "NaturTalente"  
  • 10 Jan 2016: QNP Research on  Hyperraum TV
  • Jan 2016: New publication Rise of the Quantum Machines in Physics World.
  • 15 Dec 2015: Philipp Geyer successfully completed his PhD .
  • 4.Dec 2015: Sandra Eibenberger receives an Award of Excellence by the BMWFW.
  • 1 Dec 2015: Maxime Debiossac, arrives from Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay to join us as a postdoc.
  • 23. Nov 2015: Nadine Dörre has been awarded a L'Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science.  
  • 5 Nov 2015: Group visit to Anton Paar's headquarters in Graz
  • 26 Oct 2015: Ann. Phys. 527, 580 (2015
    A Green's function approach to modeling molecular diffraction in the limit of ultra-thin gratings
  • Oct 2015: Sandra Eibenberger receives a FWF Schrödinger Fellowship to work at Harvard University. 
  • 2015, Our molecular diffraction experiments discussed in FORBES
  • 15 Sept 2015: Scientific Reports 5, 14108 (2015),  
    highlighted in Austria: ScienceAPA,  Der Standard, Science ORF
  • 2015: QNP Group Retreat in Retz 
  • 9 Sept  2015:  Perspective in  Science (2015)
  • Aug 24, 2015: Nature Nanotechnology (2015)Highlighted in Physics World (by T. Commissariat), News & Views in Nature Nanotechnology 
  • Jul 15, 2015: Kuhn et al. Nano Letters  15, 5604 (2015)
  • Jun 12-14, 2015: QNP at the University Campus days 
  • Jun 11, 2015: Cotter et al., Nature Communications 6, 7336 (2015) 
  • May 2015: Sezer et al., Anal. Chem. 87, 5614 (2015)Featured in Advances in Engineering
  • Apr 2015, James Millen, PhD, joins us as a postdoc, arriving from UCL London. 
  • Mar 19, 2015: Dr. Sandra Eibenberger completes her doctorate with distinction.
  • Mar 11, 2015: QNP Research on Austrian Television ORF TV 
  • Mar 6, 2015: QNP Research on Austrian Television SERVUS TV   
  • Jan 2015: New publication in Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2015)  
  • Jan 2015: New publication in JOSA B (2015) 
  • Jan 2015: Moritz Hambach joins our team from Imperial College London 
  • Dec 19, 2014: Dr. Philipp Schmid completes his doctorate with distinction.
  • Dec 19, 2014: Dr. Peter Asenbaum is awarded the Hans-Thirring Prize  
  • Dec 10, 2014: Dr. Stefan Nimmrichter for his Award of Excellence for his doctoral thesis  
  • Dec 2014: Dr. Mag. Mag. Lukas Mairhofer completes his doctorate in philosophy with distinction 
  • Dec 2014: Dr. Philipp Haslinger receives an FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship for UC Berkeley 
  • Nov. 2014: New publication Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 233001 (2014), Editor's Choice  & Viewpoint in Physics 7, 122 (2014) 
  • Nov 2014: Christian Knobloch, MSc  successfully completes his Master degree
  • Oct 2014: New publication: Phys. Rev. A 90, 042114-1 (2014)
  • Sept 26, 2014: Dr. Peter Asenbaum completes his doctorate with distinctions.  
  • Sept 2014: Mag. Sandra Eibenberger receives a CoQuS Poster award 
  • Aug 2014: Sandra Eibenberger is awarded the BOLOGNA 2014 Josef Pliva Prize  at the HRMS 23 
  • July 30, 2014: Ugur Sezer, MSc completed his master's degree with distinctions. 
  • July 2014: Christian Brand has been awarded a Feodor Lynen Postdoc Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
  • 6-8 July 2014: Group Retreat in Weissenkirchen.
  • 24. June 2014: New publication in Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 250402 (2014)
  • Publication in Phys. Today 67, 30-36, (2014) selected for PARITY by the Japanese Editors
  • May 2014: Markus Arndt has been elected as a 
    Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). 
  • April 2014: Sandra Eibenberger in a report on ORF ZIB , April 2014 
  • Arndt & Hornberger: Insight review in Nature Physics 10, 271-277 (2014) 
  • 2014, Stefan Nimmrichter's PhD thesis selected as a 
    Springer thesis: 'Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research'
  • 2014 Welcome Stephan Pribitzer from ETH Zürich for a 4 month internship.
  • March 2014: Video Clip on Cavity Cooling by Peter Asenbaum and Stefan Kuhn highlighted in the video gallery of the APS spring meeting.
  • Feb 2014: Congratulations to Nadine Dörre for her SASP 2014 Poster prize 
  • Jan 2014: Stefan Gerlich in Atomium Culture 
  • Jan 2014: Markus Arndt selected as an Outstanding Referee for the 
    APS journals 
  • Dec 2013: Nadine Dörre the science magazine 'Falter, Heureka' 
  • Dec 6, 2013: Publication in Praxis der Naturwissenschaften 8, 31 - 36 (2013)
  • Dec 4, 2013: Markus Arndt receives the Prize of the City of Vienna 2013 
    for Natural Sciences and Technology.
  • Nov 6, 2014 Publication in Nature Communications 4, 2743 (2013)         
  • Nov 2013: 4 years after publication Quantum Meets Biology is still the most read article of HFSP journal (article views) 
  • Oct 29, 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Stefan Nimmrichter 
    for completing his Doctorate with distinction
  • Oct 15, 2012: Welcome Dr. Christian Brandt from the University of Düsseldorf
  • Sept 16, 2013: Music for an optical interferometer 
  • Sept 2013: Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn for his CoQuS Poster prize 
  • Sept 5, 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Michele Sclafani for completing his doctorate with distinction
  • Aug 3, 2013: Publication: Rep. Prog. Phys. 76 086402
  • Aug 2, 2013:  Publication: New J. Phys. 15, 083004 (2013)
    See the video abstract
  • July 10, 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Philipp Haslinger for completing his doctorate with distinction.
  • July 9, 2013  Publication: Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 14696 (2013) 
  • 5.7.2013: Congratulations to Stefan Kuhn, Msc, for completing his Master with distinction.
  • July 2013: "Quantum Interactive" granted by the Vienna ZIT 
  • June 1, 2013, welcome Sasha Sproch, from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Boston/MA 
  • June 1, 2013: Welcome Dr. Lisa Wörner, from the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching 
  • May 17, 2013: In the news of Imaging & Microscopy 
  • May 1, 2013: Welcome Dr. Joseph Cotter, from Imperical College London 
  • May 2013: Publication: Physik Journal 5, 20 (2013)
  • Publication: Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 160403 (2013)
    Highlighted by APS PhysicsPhysics WorldNew Scientist
  • March 25, 2013; Congratulations to our 2 new Masters: Lukas Mairhofer & Johannes Horak.  
  • March 11, 2013: Congratulations to to Dr. Stefan Gerlich for his  Bank Austria Prize 2013
  • Publication: J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. (2013),  
  • Publication: Physics 6, 23 (2013)
  • Publication: Nature Physics 9,144–148 (2013) 
    Nature Physics News & Views, by Cronin & Holmgren
    Click here: An introduction to the experiment for the general public
  • January 31, 2013, Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Juffmann for completing 
    his Doctorate with distinction!
  • December 2012, ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Markus Arndt  
  • QNP molecule interferometry among the pro-physik highlights of 2012
  • Award of Excellence to Stefan Gerlich
  • December 11, 2012 Publication of New. J. Phys. Editorial on matter waves
  • September 28, 2012: Quantum-Invader is online 
  • September 28, 2012: Quantum Nanophysics Group at the "Day of science films", 
  • December 2012, Cover Story Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • July 2012, Thomas Juffmann receives a Poster Award at the ICAP 2012
  • May 2012, Sandra Eibenberger on the Cover of Heureka
  • Publication in: Nature Nanotechnology 7, 297–300 (2012),News & Views & Cover  
  • April 17, 2012, Feature on SSPD detection in Superconductor Week
  • The 2012 AMMRF micrograph award goes to Thomas Juffmann.
  • Feature on SSPD detection of low-energy particles in http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/lab/48672
  • Publication: Rev. Mod Phys. 84, 157-173 (2012) , Featured in Nature Physics 2/2012 by Mark Buchanan
  • January 24, 2012, Article in irishtimes.com, Atomium Culture,
  • Discover Magazine Top 100 Science News of 2011
  • Publication: Nanotechnology 23, 065501 (2012)
  • Publication: Procedia Computer Science 2011, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2011.12.024
  • Spotlight on molecule and atom interference
    News: Spektrum der Wissenschaft 1/12, 50-44 (2012)
  • NJP focus issue complete
    12.11.2011 Have a look at the NJP focus issue on matter wave interferometry
  • November 8, 2011: Proposal for testing GRWP featured in the UK The Telegraph
  • September 16, 2011: Publication in Optics Letters Vol. 36, 3720-3722 (2011)
  • September 19, 2011: Publication in Physics 4, 74 (2011) 
  • Publication in: Eur. J. Org. Chem., 25 4823 - 4833 (2011)
    Highlighted by ChemistryViews,  ...
  • July 5, 2011: Publication in New J. Phys. 13, 075002 (2011).
  • June 2011: Congratulations to Sandra Eibenberger for her Dr. Maria Schaumayer prize for women in science
  • 11-13.5.2011 ESF meeting on Casimir forces with 20 participants from 7 countries, hosted by QNP
  • April 27, 2011 Publication in Phys. Rev. A 83, 043621 (2011).
  • April 25, 2011 Publication in New J. Phys. 13, 043033 (2011), chosen as 'IOP select'
  • Publication in Nature Communications 2, 263 (2011), 
    Highlight in Nature, Nature AsiaScience Daily ...
  • 15. Dec. 2010 Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) VCQ is founded .