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


"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".


Best of NJP 2010: "Logical independence and quantum randomness"

The article 'Logical independence and quantum randomness' has been selected to appear in the New Journal of Physics (NJP) ‘Best of 2010’ collection....


"How long does a tuning fork ring?"

Researchers at the University of Vienna and Technical University Munich have solved a long-standing problem in the design of mechanical resonators:...