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A quadrillionth of a second in slow motion

February 20, 2018
Observing and controlling ultrafast processes with attosecond resolution [more]
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Light controls two-atom quantum computation

February 07, 2018
MPQ scientists realize mathematical operations with a quantum gate between two trapped atoms that is mediated by photons. [more]
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Playing Billiards with a Laser Beam

January 31, 2018
A research team led by physicists at LMU Munich reports a significant advance in laser-driven particle acceleration. Using tiny plastic beads as targets, they have produced proton bunches that possess unique features, opening up new opportunities for future studies. [more]
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In the kaleidoscope of quantum physics

January 15, 2018
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Department of Physics of Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, will collaborate in the new Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics [more]
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A simplified formulation of lattice gauge theories for applications in particle physics as well as quantum simulations

January 05, 2018
Theorists from the field of quantum optics and particle physics find a new and very general approach for the solution of lattice gauge theories. [more]
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Leaving Flatland – Quantum Hall Physics in 4D

January 04, 2018
Researchers from LMU/MPQ implement a dynamical version of the 4D quantum Hall effect with ultracold atoms in an optical superlattice potential [more]
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Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation

December 12, 2017
MPQ scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network. [more]
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A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

November 30, 2017
Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (run jointly by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of light in time and space, and observe the motions of electrons in atoms. [more]