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


Open Positions

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

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


Latest News


Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances. At...


"Award of Excellence" und Anerkennungspreis für Simon Gröblacher

After the PhD Thesis Prize in Quantum Electronics and Optics of the European Physical Society Simon Gröblacher received two more prizes for his work...


"Von einigen Größen in der kleinen Welt der Quanten"

In der vergangenen Woche publizierten gleich mehrere heimische Quantenphysiker in internationalen Fachjournalen. Kein außergewöhnlicher Fall, wie ein...


Laserlicht kühlt nanomechanisches Objekt in den "Quanten-Grundzustand"

Forschern am California Institute of Technology und am Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) an der Universität Wien ist es gelungen,...


Quantum behavior with a flash

Just as a camera flash illuminates unseen objects hidden in darkness, a sequence of laser pulses can be used to study the elusive quantum behavior of...


PhD Thesis prize by the EPS to Simon Gröblacher

Simon Gröblacher has been awarded with the 2011 PhD Thesis Prizes and Topics (Fundamental) for his work "Quantum opto-mechanics with micromirrors".