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


“’Cavity Optomechanics’ – a hot topic!“

"Nature Milestone", "burgeoning field" and "fast-moving fields of physics"- within only three days the field of cavity optomechanics has been spotted...


Markus Aspelmeyer und Frank Verstraete in die Junge Kurie der ÖAW gewählt

Am 27. April wurden Markus Aspelmeyer und Frank Verstraete in der Gesamtsitzung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in die Junge Kurie...


Friedrich Wilhelm-Bessel Forschungspreis für Markus Aspelmeyer

Markus Aspelmeyer erhält den deutschen Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Er wird für seine...


Bank Austria Award for Young Researchers to Simon Gröblacher, Michael Vanner and Klemens Hammerer

The research project „Observation of strong coupling between a micromechanical resonator and an optical cavity field" has been awarded as innovative...


Eurobank EFG Scholarships to Uros Delic

The best students of state universities of Serbia have been awarded. Uros Delic has recieved the Eurobank EFG scholarship. This award is given to the...


Photons and Mechanics tie strong

Effects of ‘‘strong coupling'' observed for the first time between light and a micromechanical object.