Max Planck Institute of
Quantum Optics

P.O.Box 13 27
D-85741 Garching, Germany

Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

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

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Dr. Olivia Meyer-Streng
Head of Press & Public Relations
Phone:+49 89 3 29 05 - 213

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Cold molecules on collision course

October 13, 2017
Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules. [more]
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Shrinking the proton again!

October 06, 2017
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen. [more]
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Ultrafast snapshots of relaxing electrons in solids

September 15, 2017
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids! [more]
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Quantum magnets doped with holes

August 04, 2017
MPQ-scientists reveal hidden magnetic order in one-dimensional quantum crystals doped with holes. [more]
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New experiment proves violation of Bell’s inequality

July 13, 2017
Team of LMU/MPQ-scientists closes last “loopholes” for advocates of “local realism” [more]
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The wave nature of light in super-slow motion

July 12, 2017
Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena achieve high-precision measurement of the wave characteristics of focused, ultra-short light pulses. [more]
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Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence

May 23, 2017
An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behaviour of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy. [more]
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A Quantum Low Pass for Photons

April 13, 2017
Physicists in Garching observe novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons. [more]
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