Our Research

Our group explores the boundaries of quantum physics and gravity
from both an experimental and theoretical standpoint.

• Quantum Optomechanics and Quantum Measurement
• Levitated Superconducting Gravimeters
• Precision Tests of Gravity with Microscopic Source Masses
• Quantum Tests of Gravity and Gravitational Quantum Physics

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Open Positions

Interested applicants can contact Markus Aspelmeyer or one of the experiment leads.
Available positions:

• BSc positions
• MSc positions
• PhD positions
• PostDoc positions

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Latest News

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29.03.2019
 

In this work we demonstrate cavity cooling by coherent scattering, a new paradigm of cavity cooling for levitated optomechanics. Genuine...

25.03.2019
 

We argue that the (linearized) gravitational field of a massive object in a quantum superposition has to exhibit genuine quantum features. More...

19.03.2019
 

In this work, we show near field detection of the motion of a 150 nm silica particle (2 fg, 1e10 a.m.u.) levitated in an optical tweezer.

07.12.2018
 

In this work we demonstrate the violation of a Bell inequality involving a massive, macroscopic mechanical system.

09.11.2018
 

Die Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg wählt fünf neue Mitglieder.

19.10.2018
 

A joint venture that grew out of the collaboration between Belfast (Theory), Zürich (BEC in cavity) and Vienna (Cavity Optomechanics).

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