Physicists of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have measured the flight times of electrons in molecules after their creation with light. The small quantum particles were emitted from a specific atom within the molecules, which enabled to measure the molecular influence on their emission time. The results open new opportunities to study the forces that are holding molecules together in better detail. more

MPQ Scientists opened a new window into the quantum world. After eight years they succeeded in a challenging experiment with PSI and CERN: they created an artificial atom, the so-called pionic helium, in which the shortlived pion can survive a thousand times longer than in usually does. more

Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München have developed a novel type of detector that enables the oscillation profile of light waves to be precisely determined. more

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". more

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? more

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. more

New approach for the simulation of quantum chemistry - a global team of scientists developed the first blueprint for precisely calculating the molecular chemistry using an analogue quantum simulator. more

Physicists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) photographed the magnetic structure around a mobile charge carrier within a crystal lattice, so-called magnetic polarons, for the first time using a quantum simulator. more

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