Noise improves energy flow

Researchers in our group, the IQOQI Innsbruck and the University of Heidelberg, have demonstrated a quantum effect in which noise helps electronic excitation to propagate through a network of ten qubits. The work has now been published in Physical Review Letters and constitutes controlled study of quantum transport, with importance to fields ranging from condensed-matter physics and material science to quantum chemistry and quantum biology.

Gerald Stocker receives his Master

Congratulations, Gerald!

 Thesis Title: Development of novel micro-fabricated ion traps







Julian Rickert receives his Master

Congratulations, Julian!

 Thesis Title: Simultaneous and individual ion addressing for quantum information processing






Welcome Lukas Pernthaler

Lukas Pernthaler joined the QSim team as a Master student and is working on a single ion addressing setup to address a linear chain of up to 50 ions.




Welcome Marco Canteri

Marco joined the PhiNet/SciNet tean where he will be working on a single ion addressing beam for Raman transitions.




Welcome Giovanni Cerchiari

Giovanni has joined the group as a PostDoc. He obtained his PhD from the university of Heidelberg on laser cooling of negative ions and spectroscopy of negatively charged Lanthanum. In Innsbruck, his work on the Barium project will focus on the new setup based on a hemispherical mirror.



Welcome Marc Bussjäger

Marc has joined the group as a Master student. He will be working on developing automation routines and integrating them into the new experiment control software of the LinTrap experiment.





Seeing an atom where it is not

Scientists in our group, TU Wien and the ÖAW have for the first time demonstrated a wave effect that can lead to measurement errors in the optical position estimation of objects. The work now published in Nature Physics could have consequences for optical microscopy, but could also play a role in position measurements using sound, radar, or gravitational waves.

Welcome Silke Auchter

Silke has joined the group as a PhD student. She did her master's in the Photonics group of Prof. Weihs and will now work on the development of surface traps in a collaboration with Infineon, Villach.





Welcome Maria Galli

Maria Galli has joined the group as a PhD student. She did her master's at the University of Milan and the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics on Bohmian trajectories of photons in a double slit experiment. In Innsbruck, she will work on connecting the three cavity QED experiments in a quantum network.