Main fields of research
Atom optics and quantum sensors
The interaction between light and atomic samples is used to investigate and manipulate these building block of nature. This allows for deep insights in the quantum mechanics of these systems and allows for the contruction of sensors at the quantum limit.
Molecular quantum gases
Ultracold molecules offer promising perspectives as novel quantum many-body systems with a complex and interesting interaction, as highly controllable systems for the study of chemical processes at the quantum limit and as objects for precision measurements.
Quantum optics with cold atoms at PTB
Interactions between atoms and radiation in view of potential applications for high-precision measurements and optical atomic clocks with neutral atoms are in focus at this field of research.
Theory of ultra cold gases
Ultra-cold atoms offer fascinating novel scenarios for theoretical research. We devote a particular emphasis to the physics of Bose-Einstein condensates, dipolar gases, spinor gases, strongly-correlated gases in optical lattices, and atoms with synthetic electromagnetism.