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
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Speeding up digital performance using engineered light

November 21, 2016
In an experiment carried out at MPQ, the fastest ever switching of electric currents in semiconductors has been achieved with few-cycle laser pulses. [more]
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A zeptosecond stopwatch for the microcosm

November 07, 2016
For the first time ever, physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, the Technische Universität München and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have recorded an internal atomic event with an accuracy of a trillionth of a billionth of a second. [more]
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Matter-antimatter symmetry confirmed with precision record

November 04, 2016
CERN experiment sets precision record in the measurement of the antiproton to electron mass ratio using a new innovative cooling technique [more]
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Speeding up electronics with light

October 20, 2016
By using ultrafast laser flashes, scientists at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics generated and measured the fastest electric current inside a solid material. The electrons executed eight million billion oscillations per second, setting a record of human control of electrons inside solids! [more]
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Correlated magnets made out of single atoms

September 28, 2016
Scientists at MPQ observe antiferromagnetic correlations in one-dimensional fermionic quantum many-body systems [more]
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Exchange of experiences in science management with Wigner Research Centre, Hungary

September 12, 2016
Science management in German research organizations – how does this work? [more]
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The deuteron too poses a mystery

August 12, 2016
The deuteron - just like the proton - is smaller than previously thought [more]
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Ultracold atoms in a "Rydberg-dress"

August 10, 2016
Scientists at the MPQ (Garching) and MPIPKS (Dresden) have developed a novel technique to let atoms interact over large distances. [more]
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