Currently, five different research areas are established in our institute, all in pursuit of the mysterious interplay of matter and light. Details about the different departments can be found here...Quantum Dynamics works with single photons and atoms – building blocks for future quantum computers. Theorists, on the other side, calculate concepts of how quantum bits can transmit and encrypt information – bugproof. Scientists of the Quantum Many-Body Systems Group investigate the peculiar characteristics of ultracold quantum gases and new phases of matter. Our Laboratory for Attosecond Physics creates some of the world’s shortest light flashes so they can observe tiny almost unperceivable motions in the microcosmos, like electrons moving around. All along these others our Laser Spectroscopy group measures spectral lines of hydrogen in the most precise way, testing provocative thoughts against all we know, even the commonly agreed constants of nature.

Research Areas at the MPQ

Currently, five different research areas are established in our institute, all in pursuit of the mysterious interplay of matter and light. Details about the different departments can be found here...









Quantum Dynamics works with single photons and atoms – building blocks for future quantum computers. Theorists, on the other side, calculate concepts of how quantum bits can transmit and encrypt information – bugproof. Scientists of the Quantum Many-Body Systems Group investigate the peculiar characteristics of ultracold quantum gases and new phases of matter. Our Laboratory for Attosecond Physics creates some of the world’s shortest light flashes so they can observe tiny almost unperceivable motions in the microcosmos, like electrons moving around. All along these others our Laser Spectroscopy group measures spectral lines of hydrogen in the most precise way, testing provocative thoughts against all we know, even the commonly agreed constants of nature.
In Quantum Optics, we investigate two columns of nature: matter and light, and how they interact with each other. For our research we create extreme conditions like the coldest temperatures existent in the universe or the shortest pulses of light known to mankind. They open our view to the exceptional, strange and baffling quantum mechanical phenomena visible in the microcosmos. Are they harbinger of a new form of physics? Will they flip our knowledge of nature upside down? Can they help designing the high technology of the future? All these questions are fuel to our search and constant curiosity.

Quantum Optics – tracing a new form of physics?

In Quantum Optics, we investigate two columns of nature: matter and light, and how they interact with each other. For our research we create extreme conditions like the coldest temperatures existent in the universe or the shortest pulses of light known to mankind. They open our view to the exceptional, strange and baffling quantum mechanical phenomena visible in the microcosmos. Are they harbinger of a new form of physics? Will they flip our knowledge of nature upside down? Can they help designing the high technology of the future? All these questions are fuel to our search and constant curiosity.

News


Norbert Schuch wins his second ERC grant

January 22, 2020

Members of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have explored the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols.

MPQ on air in Spanish TV

Last year a Spanish film team visited our institute and our scientists to learn more about the fascinating phenomena and extraordinary potentials of the quantum world. Now the show was finally aired on TV. Full video can be watched via the link below.

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".

Event Calender


Colloquia

The quantum phases of dipolar quantum gases ( Porf. Francesca Ferlaino)

Jan 28, 2020 14:30
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Room: Herbert Walther Lecture Hall

Simulating quantum magnetism with quantum dot Arrays (Prof. Lieven Vandersypen)

Feb 4, 2020 14:30
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Room: Herbert Walther Lecture Hall

Quantum nonlinear optics using 2D atomic arrays (Prof. Darrick Chang)

Feb 10, 2020 10:15
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Room: B2.44

 

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