The quantum motion of a nanoparticle can be extended beyond the size of the particle using the new technique developed by Austrian physicists.

Only recently researchers have levitated and cooled nanoparticles into the quantum regime. An Austrian research team led by Oriol Romero-Isart now proposes a way to harness the quantum properties of such particles before they lose them due to decoherence. To this end, the wave function of the particle is repeatedly expanded and compressed in a loop.

Illustration: Harald Ritsch

Researchers led by Peter Zoller have developed a method to make previously hardly accessible properties in quantum systems measurable. The new method for determining the quantum state in quantum simulators reduces the number of necessary measurements and makes work with quantum simulators much more efficient.

Francesca Ferlaino

In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Francesca Ferlaino was elected a Corresponding Member of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Class of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Rudolf Grimm

Quantum physicist Rudolf Grimm has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. This is the most highly endowed grant awarded by the European Research Council. The distinguished scientist and his team will receive around 2.5 million euros over the next five years for their research into novel superfluids.

Award winner Andreas Elben (Credit: private)

Andreas Elben from the research group of Peter Zoller receives the IQOQI Thesis Prize 2020. The award, which is endowed with 1,000 euros, is being presented for the seventh time this year and honors scientifically outstanding achievements in the field of quantum physics. The prize will be awarded today during a online ceremony.

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