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Unfazed by Phase Shifts

January 15, 2020

Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and at the Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität (LMU) Munich have developed a novel type of detector that enables the oscillation profile of light waves to be precisely determined.

Divorce in a one-dimensional world

January 13, 2020

Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics have experimentally confirmed a fifty year old prediction about the (in)separability of an electron's spin and electric charge using a specialised quantum simulator. The result is now published in "Science".

No hiding place now

January 02, 2020

Scientists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have developed a unique laser technology for the analysis of the molecular composition of biological samples. Could a combination of laser sciences and molecular detection be cracking the limits of molecular sensing?


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Girls Day 2020 - Research at Max Planck

January 18, 2020

On Girls' Day 2020 we take young female expediteurs on a journey into a different world: The world of light and of the ultracold, a world of the nano scale in which our ordinary rules do not apply, a world which is fundamentally different than the one we know.

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