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FermiQP aims at realizing a new and scalable hybrid platform for analogue quantum simulation and digital quantum computing, thus combining the advantages of both concepts in one machine. We are hiring: PhD students, postdocs, mechanics and engineers. more

In his doctoral thesis, Nicola worked on finding new methods for the study of quantum mechanical systems. His research might furthermore help us use quantum physics in other fields such as machine learning. more

Monika Aidelsburger, professor for Experimental Physics at LMU Munich, wins the Alfried Krupp Prize. The research prize is awarded to young researchers who have been appointed to their first professorship. The prize money, worth 1 million euros, aims to provide maximum research freedom and flexibility. more

Scientists at MPQ succeed for the first time in teleporting quantum information encoded in an atomic qubit to a laboratory 60 meters away using just one single photon as a resource. more

In the 26th calendar week and for a second time in 2021, yet another MPQ physicist has been named “female physicist of the week”: MPQ congratulates Nathalie Nagl, postdoctoral student in the Attosecond division. more

Using intense pulses of laser light, members of the attoworld team at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilian University have synthesized trihydrogen ions from water molecules adsorbed onto nanoparticles. more

MPQ congratulates Johannes Knörzer on winning the MCQST PhD Award 2020. The annual prize honours the two best PhD theses from the Munich Center of Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) community. The award aims to encourage young researchers to pursue a career in science. more

The award honours internationally renowned scientists from abroad and aims to foster the exchange between Germany and the country of the awardee. From the 22nd of June 2021, Professor Philipp Walther will be a guest scientist at MPQ where he will be working closely with the Theory Division of Ignacio Cirac. more

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich (LMU) have used ultrashort laser pulses to probe the dynamics of photoelectron emission in tungsten crystals. more

Antonio Rubio successfully defends his PhD thesis and starts a postdoctoral position at ICFo Barcelona. In his thesis, he provides evidence for the existence of two physical phenomena that had been predicted theoretically but not yet tested experimentally. Congratulations! more

From now on, you can pay a digtial visit to the MPQ Student Laboratory, PhotonLab.  The student lab furthermore wins a LeLa Award 2021. more

On May 16, 1960, the laser was born. The device that Theodore Maiman built, still exists. Together with Ted Maiman's lab book, the historic laser is on display at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. We are honored to have the laser in house and took the occasion of its birthday to present the small device in a video. Dr. Matthew Weidman, group leader of the attosecond metrology 2.0 team in attoworld, explains the individual components and the principle of how a laser works. more

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