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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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Prof. Harald Weinfurter is honoured with the Copernicus Award 2014 of the DFG
Prof. Harald Weinfurter and Prof. Marek Zukowski (University of Danzig) are the winning “tandem” of this year’s Copernicus award, donated by the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). ...more



Professor Theodor Hänsch is appointed Honorary Professor in Xi’an, China
In a festive ceremony on April 28, 2014, Professor Theodor W. Hänsch, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been appointed Honorary Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. ...more



Prof. Theodor W. Hänsch has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
The U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has announced on December 10, 2013, that Professor Theodor W. Hänsch has been elected Fellow of the NAI. ...more



Watching the heart beat of molecules
A team of scientists around Prof. T.W.Hänsch and Dr. N.Picqué at the MPQ, in a collaboration with the LMU Munich and the Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay now report on a new method of rapidly identifying different molecular species under a microscope. ...more



Thomas Udem erhält neu geschaffenen Preis der Europäischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
Die Sektion „Quantum Electronics and Optics“ der Europäischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft verleiht Dr. Thomas Udem den dieses Jahr erstmals vergebenen „Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications“. ...more



Accelerating Electrons with Light
In a new technique, light pulses accelerate electrons more efficiently than traditional accelerators.



Wie hoch liegt ein Ort?
Die Verbindung zweier Uhren sagt`s mir.

Forscher aus Garching und Braunschweig transportieren Frequenzen hochgenau über fast 2000 km – wichtig u. a. für die Geodäsie.







Nobel Prize 2005

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