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Monika Aidelsburger launches new W2 research group „Engineered Quantum Systems“ at MPQ

She is an internationally renowned expert in controlled quantum systems and quantum simulators with ultracold atoms in optical lattices, and will now continue and expand her successful research at MPQ. We are delighted to have you back at MPQ, Monika! more

Nobel Prize week begins - a wonderful reason to celebrate!

Today, 6 December marks the start of Nobel Week in Stockholm, when the Swedish royal family and the institutions responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize gather to honour this year's laureates. Among them is Ferenc Krausz, who will receive the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2023, which is already the second Nobel Prize in Physics for the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. In 2005, Theodor Hänsch was honoured in Stockholm with this most important prize of science. more

Max Planck-RIKEN-PTB: German-Japanese cooperation for highest precision extended

After a successful review, the German-Japanese Center for Time, Constants and Fundamental Symmetries (TCFS) can start its second term. It will continue to strengthen the collaboration among German and Japanese institutes to advance most sensitive instruments for fundamental measurements in atomic and nuclear physics, antimatter and dark matter research, quantum optics and metrology. more

A Nobel Prize for the Attosecond!

A highspeed camera for the fastest movements in the universe - electrons in atoms and molecules. more

Final round of the Physics Olympiad at MPQ

From 11 to 16 April 2023, the 15 best physics students in all of Germany came together for the national final round of the Physics Olympiad. At the MPQ, they faced tricky theoretical and experimental tasks from all areas of physics and experienced a varied programme. The five best young talents will travel to Tokyo in July as the German national team and compete with young people from over 80 countries for Olympic medals. more

Second stage for quantum simulation project PASQuanS 

The European Quantum Flagship project PASQuanS continues. Led by Immanuel Bloch, 25 project partners from academia and industry will continue to cooperate intensively for another seven years to advance European quantum simulation capabilities. Their ambitious goal: developing large-scale programmable quantum simulators with up to 10,000 atoms... more

“Women in Quantum Optics” Postdoc Program is ready for take-off

The MPQ is launching the long-planned career initiative "Women in Quantum Optics" - WiQO for short - aimed at young female scientists in the quantum sciences. As part of the programme, female candidates will receive a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, as well as access to various training opportunities or coaching. more

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