Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

<span><span><span>"It feels rather unreal, but you just can't give up!" </span></span></span>

Andriy Styervoyedov explains how a new German-Ukrainian Core of Excellence aims to help rebuild Ukrainian research more

Ceremonial setting: Ferenc Krausz receives the Nobel medal and certificate from the Swedish king Carl Gustaf.

Ferenc Krausz was presented with the Nobel Prize in Physics in Stockholm on December 10 more

Quantum electrodynamics put to the test more

The making of a quantum movie

Electrons hold the world together. When chemical reactions yield new substances, they play a leading role. And in electronics, too, they are the protagonists. Together with his colleagues, Ferenc Krausz, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, photographs the rapid movements of electrons with attosecond flashes, creating the basis for new technological developments. more

Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 for Ferenc Krausz

The scientist from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics is honoured for his contributions to attosecond physics more

More memory on the hard disk: hit of the research world

Stuart Parkin honoured as Clarivate Citation Laureate more

A nanokelvin microwave freezer for molecules

A new method to cool gases of polar molecules to near absolute zero paves the way for studying quantum effects of exotic forms of matter more

A composite image of Flore Kunst, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, and Dutch physician and women's suffrage activist Aletta Jacobs

Flore Kunst, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, about the pioneering feminist and women’s suffrage activist Aletta Jacobs, the first female doctor in the Netherlands and a leading figure in the Dutch and international women's movement
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More efficiency for optical quantum gates

Researchers have improved the performance of a component that is crucial to optical quantum systems more

Antiprotons in superfluid

A new way for sensitive measurements of antimatter more

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<span><span><span>"It feels rather unreal, but you just can't give up!" </span></span></span>

Andriy Styervoyedov explains how a new German-Ukrainian Core of Excellence aims to help rebuild Ukrainian research more

Ceremonial setting: Ferenc Krausz receives the Nobel medal and certificate from the Swedish king Carl Gustaf.

Ferenc Krausz was presented with the Nobel Prize in Physics in Stockholm on December 10 more

Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 for Ferenc Krausz

The scientist from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics is honoured for his contributions to attosecond physics more

More memory on the hard disk: hit of the research world

Stuart Parkin honoured as Clarivate Citation Laureate more

A nanokelvin microwave freezer for molecules

A new method to cool gases of polar molecules to near absolute zero paves the way for studying quantum effects of exotic forms of matter more

Wolf Prize for Ferenc Krausz

Prof. Ferenc Krausz has been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize for Physics. The Hungarian-Austrian physicist receives the prize for his pioneering contributions to ultrafast laser science and attosecond physics. more

Groundbreaking network to build Bavaria’s first quantum computer

Munich Quantum Valley formally founded as an association more

Quantum leap on film

An ultra-fast microscope combines atomic spatial and temporal resolution and thus enables unprecedented insights into the dynamics of electrons in molecules more

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2021 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 12 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year more

Biomolecular explosion

Radioactive radiation could damage biological tissue also via a previously unnoticed mechanism more

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The making of a quantum movie

Electrons hold the world together. When chemical reactions yield new substances, they play a leading role. And in electronics, too, they are the protagonists. Together with his colleagues, Ferenc Krausz, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, photographs the rapid movements of electrons with attosecond flashes, creating the basis for new technological developments. more

Scientific highlights 2020

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2020 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 13 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year more

Lise Meitner, Fritz Haber and Albert Einstein - their influence on Berlin-Dahlem as a science location continues to be felt today.

The Berlin district of Dahlem plays a special role in the history of the Max Planck Society. Many institutes, such as the MPI for Physics or Biochemistry, have their roots there. A new app now enables users to explore this history on their own. more

Sharp x-ray pulses from the atomic nucleus

Using a mechanical trick, scientists have succeeded in narrowing the spectrum of the pulses emitted by x-ray lasers more

Measuring time in a quantum tunnel

In the quantum mechanical tunnelling effect, particles take a few attoseconds to overcome an energy barrier more

Quantum communication with a satellite

In the future, it will be possible to use quantum cryptography in global communication by transmitting quantum information from orbit more

Quantum particles in a synchronized dance

Quantum systems oscillate in synchronization after a short time just like classical pendulums more

Magic ink from the nano world

A chemical reaction alters the colours of plasmonic prints more

Light microscopy provides a deep look into protein structure

An innovative fluorescence microscopy method makes it possible to image protein structures with a resolution of less than half an Angstrom more

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Cryptography

In principle, almost any encryption key can be broken - all you need is the right computing power. The situation is different, however, with quantum cryptography: messages that are encoded with this method cannot be decrypted without the sender and receiver noticing. Gerd Leuchs is researching this encryption technology of the future. more

Ferenc Krausz: The paparazzo of electrons

Ferenc Krausz is considered the founder of attosecond physics. His goal is to develop new laser techniques to track the movement of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids in real time and thus observe quantum mechanical processes directly. This new film explains the research of the Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Munich.The making of a quantum movie
Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 for Ferenc Krausz more

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