Our group performs experiments on quantum physics of ultracold atoms, high resolution laser spectroscopy of single trapped ions and antimatter spectroscopy. We are located at the LMU University of Munich and at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching.
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The next phase of the proton puzzle:
Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have tested quantum mechanics to a completely new level of precision using hydrogen spectroscopy, and in doing so they came much closer to solving the well-known proton charge radius puzzle. ...more
Not all cats are grey in the dark!:
Our eyes are sensitive to only three spectral color bands, and we all know that we can no longer distinguish colors if it becomes very dark. Spectroscopists can identify many more colors by the frequencies of the light waves,
so that they can distinguish atoms and molecules by their spectral fingerprints. ...more
Auf dem Weg zum Quantennetzwerk:
Physikern der LMU ist es in Zusammenarbeit mit Forschern der Universität des Saarlandes gelungen, eine Verschränkung zwischen den Quanteneigenschaften eines Atoms und eines Photons über 20 Kilometer Glasfaser zu erzeugen – ein neuer Rekord. ...more
Nano Innovation Award 2019
On July 19, the Nano Innovation Award 2019 was presented at the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.The Nano Innovation Award for the best doctoral thesis, went to Thomas Hümmer from the group of
Prof. T. Hänsch. ...more
Nathalie Picqué Elected as 2019 OSA Fellow
The Optical Society OSA honours Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics’ researcher Nathalie Picqué with the distinction 2019 OSA Fellow for her path-breaking work on molecular spectroscopy with optical frequency combs. ...more
Shrinking the proton again!
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high
precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly
small value of the proto
n radius deter
mined from muonic hydrogen
Nobel Prize 2005