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Thomas Udem is a professor at LMU Munich and one of the longest-serving members of the laser spectroscopy research group led by Nobel prize winner Theodor Hänsch. [more]
The size of the alpha particle, the nucleus of the helium atom, has been measured more accurately than ever before. Results now indicate a size 1.67824(83) femtometers, which is 4.8 times more precise than previous measurements. [more]
The DPG awards Nathalie Picqué with the 2021 Gentner-Kastler Prize for outstanding contributions to high-resolution broad-field molecular spectroscopy with frequency combs. [more]
Alexey successfully defended his PhD thesis [more]
Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have tested quantum mechanics to a completely new level of precision using hydrogen spectroscopy, and in doing so they came much closer to solving the well-known proton charge radius puzzle. [more]
Our eyes are sensitive to only three spectral color bands (red, green, blue), and we all know that we can no longer distinguish colors if it becomes very dark. Spectroscopists can identify many more colors by the frequencies of the light waves, so that they can distinguish atoms and molecules by their spectral fingerprints. [more]
Physikern der LMU ist es in Zusammenarbeit mit Forschern der Universität des Saarlandes gelungen, eine Verschränkung zwischen den Quanteneigenschaften eines Atoms und eines Photons über 20 Kilometer Glasfaser zu erzeugen – ein neuer Rekord. [more]
Der Theodor-Hänsch-Promotionspreis wird von der Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung für die Fakultät für Physik gestiftet und ist mit 4.000 Euro dotiert. Er ist nach dem Physik-Professor und Nobelprreisträger Theodor W. Hänsch benannt und soll herausragende Dissertationen im Bereich der Physik auszeichnen. [more]
On July 19, the Nano Innovation Award 2019 was presented at the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.The Nano Innovation Award for the best doctoral thesis, went to Thomas Hümmer from the group of
Prof. T. Hänsch. [more]
The Optical Society OSA honours Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics’ researcher Nathalie Picqué with the distinction 2019 OSA Fellow for her path-breaking work on molecular spectroscopy with optical frequency combs. [more]
Developments and prospects in the field of atomic and molecular broadband spectroscopy with frequency combs [more]
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