Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
P.O.Box 13 27
D-85741 Garching, Germany

Street address:
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

Phone: + 49 (89) 3 29 05 - 0
Fax:    + 49 (89) 3 29 05 - 200

Contact person


Dr. Olivia Meyer-Streng

Leitung Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit/ Head of Press & Public Relations
Phone:+49 89 32905-213


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Rapid journey through a crystal lattice

January 15, 2015
Researchers from the TU München and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics measure how long electrons need to travel through single atomic layers. [more]

Magic numbers of quantum matter revealed by cold atoms

January 07, 2015
Scientists extract the topological number of an artificial solid subjected to extreme effective magnetic fields [more]

Revealing the quantum geometry of the graphene lattice

December 19, 2014
LMU/MPQ team realizes an Aharonov-Bohm type interferometer to measure the band topology in graphene type lattices. [more]

Ultra-short X-ray flashes explore the nano world

November 24, 2014
Characterization of extremely short X-ray pulses paves the road to new applications [more]

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication

September 24, 2014
MPQ-theorist proves that Gaussian encoding guarantees minimum output entropy and hence ultimate capacity of optical communication channels. [more]

Ultracold atoms juggle spins with exceptional symmetry

September 03, 2014
LMU/MPQ scientists succeed in revealing a highly symmetric exchange of spins between ytterbium atoms in different electronic orbital states [more]

A transistor-like amplifier for single photons

July 28, 2014
A team of scientists at MPQ achieves a twentyfold amplification of single-photon signals with the help of an ultracold quantum gas. [more]

The Future of Ultrashort Laser Pulses

July 24, 2014
Rapid advances in techniques for the creation of ultra-short laser pulses promise to boost our knowledge of electron motions to an unprecedented level. [more]
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