b_250_0_16777215_0_0_images_news_2021_pichler_hannes_1800x1080.jpg
M.R.Knabl

Today, theoretical physicist Hannes Pichler will be awarded with this year's Hans and Walter Thirring Prize in Vienna. He is being honored for his outstanding work in the field of quantum physics.

Read more …ÖAW awards Hannes Pichler

b_250_0_16777215_0_0_images_news_2023_oriol.jpg
Steven Burrows/JILA

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, opening up opportunities for studies of the quantum state of ever larger particles.

Read more …A Quantum Video Reel

b_250_0_16777215_0_0_images_news_2023_cantilever_1800x1080.jpg
IQOQI

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. With the method, the researchers were able to increase the efficiency of an established cooling method by an order of a magnitude.

Read more …Blast Chiller for the Quan­tum World