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.


Welcome Yunfei Pu

Yunfei has joined the group as a Postdoc. He did his PhD at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, on two-dimensional quantum memory arrays in atomic ensembles. In Innsbruck, he will be working on linking the three cavity QED experiments in a quantum network.



Welcome Yueyang Zou

Yueyang has joined the fiber cavity experiment as a Postdoc. She did her PhD at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on cavity QED experiments with ultracold Ytterbium atoms. In Innsbruck, she will help to build the new fiber cavity setup.



Welcome Viktor Messerer

Viktor has joined the fiber cavity team for his PhD. He did his master at Universität Bayreuth on molecular spectroscopy of soft matter. Here in Innsbruck, he will work on setting up the new fiber cavity setup.

Welcome Lukaš Podhora

Lukaš Podhora has joined the Barium team for the next six months. Lukaš is studying for a PhD at Olomouc university. During his internship in our lab, he will help setting up the new Barium trap experiment, which includes a hemispherical mirror, and work on measurements of ion motion using a fast camera.

Quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds

An international group of researchers has achieved the world’s first multi-qubit demonstration of a quantum chemistry calculation performed on a system of trapped ions, one of the leading hardware platforms in the race to develop a universal quantum computer.

Welcome Dominik Kiesenhofer

Welcome Dominik Kiesenhofer!
Domink has joined the team of SPICY. He got his masters's degree in biophysics from the TU Vienna for simulations on a single-molecule spectroscopy technique. In Innsbruck, he will work as PhD student at the new experiment SPICY, which aims at realising a two-dimensional quantum simulator with full quantum control of 100 particles.