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Illustration of an atom in a laser trap

A Quan­tum Video Reel

When it comes to crea­ting ever more intri­guing quan­tum systems, a con­stant need is finding new ways to observe them in a wide range of physical sce­narios.  JILA Fellow Cindy Regal and JILA and NIST Fellow Ana Maria Rey have teamed up with Oriol Ro­mero-Isart from the Univer­sity of Inns­bruck and IQOQI to show that a trapped par­ticle in the form of an atom rea­dily re­veals its full quan­tum state with quite simple ingre­dients.

Three men and one woman stand together for a group photo in the auditorium, one of the men holds a certificate.

Anton Zeilinger awarded hon­orary doc­tor­ate

Today, quan­tum physi­cist Anton Zeilin­ger was award­ed an hono­rary docto­rate in the Aula audi­torium of the Univer­sity of Inns­bruck. The Nobel Prize winner of 2022 was hono­red for his outs­tan­ding scient­ific achieve­ments. Zeilinger was a pro­fessor at the Depar­tment of Experi­mental Physics at the Uni­versity of Innsb­ruck from 1990 to 1999, where he carried out much of the work recent­ly hono­red with the No­bel Prize.

Chip with the micromechanical oscillator is on the silicon substrate, close-up of a SQUID

Blast Chil­ler for the Quan­tum World

The quantum nature of objects visible to the naked eye is currently a much-discussed research question. A team led by Innsbruck physicist Gerhard Kirchmair has now demonstrated a new method in the laboratory that could make the quantum properties of macroscopic objects more accessible than before.

Four people in the lab

Quan­tum entan­gle­ment shar­pens mea­su­re­ments

According to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, two complementary properties, for example single components of a magnetic field, cannot be determined with arbitrary precision at the same time. An international team of scientists has now tested a new method on about a dozen quantum computers with which multiple parameters can be optimally determined simultaneously using entangled copies of a quantum state.

from left Michael Ahlijanian, Paulo Fontoura, Christoph Schwarzer, Georg Singewald, Clemens Decristoforo and Jörg Striessnig.

Inter­na­ti­o­nal experts intro­duce new mas­ter's degree in phar­macy

Since the winter semester 2022/23, the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck offer the joint master's programme "Pharmaceutical Sciences". International experts from industry and regulatory authorities were guests at the kick-off.

Seven men in blue overalls sit at desks and work on laptops

Heat and cold as health hazards

Both hot and cold environments trigger a stress response in the human body and can lead to cardiovascular problems. Physiologist Justin Lawley from the Department of Sport Science and colleagues have recently investigated both factors in scientific studies. 

Hand with tweezers and bowl with wafers

Lever­aging Ethics to Make Quan­tum Rese­arch Sustaina­ble

Inns­bruck is a leading center in the develop­ment of new quantum tech­no­logies. In order to under­stand the processes of societal chan­ge triggered by these tech­no­logies and to be able to develop correspon­ding ethics frame­works, the Univer­sity of Inns­bruck is foun­ding today the Inns­bruck Quantum Ethics Lab (IQEL), in which experts from various discip­lines will work together.

Flagge der Ukraine weht im Wind.

War in Ukrai­ne: Uni Inn­bruck helps

The University of Innsbruck is dismayed by the war in Ukraine. A crisis team has been set up to deal with the situation and is working on concrete steps to support cooperation partners

Uniorchester Innsbruck im Congress


Uniorchester Innsbruck im Congress

Das Universitätsorchester Innsbruck lädt zu einem hochromantischen Abend ein: Er beginnt mit der Ouvertüre zu Carl Maria von Webers „Freischütz“, der ersten romantische... [weiter]

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