Research Center Quantum Physics


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Hanns-Christoph Nägerl  (Department of Experimental Physics)

Research Objectives

The Research Center for Quantum Physics comprises various research activities in the field of modern quantum physics, ranging from the basics to applications. One of the central goals of the work is the realization of quantum computers and quantum simulators. Supported by numerous theoretical activities, many-particle quantum systems consisting of laser-cooled ions, neutral atoms and molecules or superconducting circuits are experimentally investigated as possible platforms for quantum computers and quantum simulators. This is linked to the development of quantum interfaces in order to be able to exchange quantum information between different platforms. A significant part of the research center's groups is involved in special research areas of the FWF, in FWF-DFG research groups or in doctoral colleges (BeyondC: Quantum Information Systems Beyond Classical Capabilities, FOR2247: From few to many-body physics with dipolar quantum gases, and Doctoral Programme "Atoms, Light, and Molecules" (DK-ALM)). There is a close cooperation with the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the OeAW. The center's success is reflected in numerous prizes (Wittgenstein, ERC, START). In the period 2018-2021, 64 dissertations were completed and more than 360 publications were published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to research, the employees of the FZ Quantum Physics are involved in teaching and various outreach activities. In addition, the FZ has been leading the organization of various scientific conferences and workshops, such as the biennial conference "Quantum Optics Obergurgl" in 2018, 2020 and 2022 or the joint ÖPG-SPG bi-annual conference in 2021.

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