Welcome to the Institute for Experimental Physics

Astronomical clock


at the Faculty for Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at the University of Innsbruck. We conduct experimental research in many areas of physics, in particular quantum information, spectroscopy, quantum optics, cold atoms, quantum gases, solid state physics, photonics, and superconducting quantum circuits.

Our faculty teaches most of the experimental physics courses and lab courses in the Physics Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs.

We have a long history starting in the year 1742 with the creation of an "armarium" of instruments for physical experiments and observations. Many precious items have been conserved and exhibited on our Museum pages. The highlight is our astronomical clock (see picture) that was given to the institute in 1776 by empress Maria Theresia.

News & Events

2016-10-03: Observing the Birth of Quasiparticles

2016-09-27: Fritz-Kohlrausch-Prize for Thomas Monz [German]

2016-09-08: Tyrolean Quantum Physicist receives ERC-grant

2016-08-10: Optical Model Kits [German]

2016-06-23: Particle Zoo in a Quantum Computer

2016-06-13: START prize for Tracy Northup [German]

2016-05-17: Gregor Weihs elected to FWF-Presidium [German]

2016-04-08: Atoms Chat Long Distance

2016-03-04: Quantum computer factorizes more efficiently

2016-02-12: University lends Anich-Globes [German]

2016-01-12: 2nd ERC grant for Francesca Ferlaino [German]

2015-12-29: Sabbatical term of G.Solomon [German]

2015-11-26: Ignaz L.Lieben-Prize for Francesca Ferlaino [German]

2015-10-21: FWF grants ten new projects (Moonjoo Lee) [German]

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