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Frontiers of Matter Wave Optics 2022 in Trieste, Italy

This central meeting of the matter-wave community covers a broad range of topics from fundamentals to applications. My group contributed one talk and two posters, and we even won a poster prize! Congratulations to Carina Kanitz.

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Invited talk at SAMS5 in Cambridge, UK

I just spent four very interesting days in Cambridge, learning about the scattering of atoms and molecules from surfaces at the fifth international SAMS-Workshop. It is absolutely fascinating what you can learn about a system by probing its surface in … Continue reading

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Few-slit diffraction featured by Am. J. Phys.

Our paper on “Single-, double-, and triple-slit diffraction of molecular matter waves” was selected as a “Featured” article by the American Journal of Physics and is on the cover of the December 2021 issue.

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Few-slit diffraction with molecules

In matter-wave diffraction, we use the laws of optics to describe the behaviour of delocalized matter, be it electrons, atoms, or molecules. This entails a number of questions, such as: How do I generate a matter wave in the first … Continue reading

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Official take-off for the Institute of Quantum Technologies

Quantum technologies may shape the future of our planet in many ways, affecting the way we communicate, the questions we pose, and the answers we give. Already now, quantum effects provide the highest precision for a number of applications in … Continue reading

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Section Editor for Data in Brief

With the beginning of this year, I’ll work as a Section Editor for “Physics and Mathematics” at Data in Brief.

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New preprint on a fiber-based beam profiler

How can you measure the width of a high-power laser 100 ┬Ám away from a mirror in ultra-high vacuum? Find the answer here!

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Member of German Aerospace Center

After six very enjoyable and productive years in Vienna, I’m slowly preparing to head off for new shores to start an independent research group. This will be part of the newly-established Institute of Quantum Technologies, which is in turn part … Continue reading

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Editorial Board Member

Starting with the end of June, I’ll start serving the community as Editorial Board Member for Elsevier’s data journal “Data in Brief”. So if you have a set of data you want to share with others, this might be a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Christian Knobloch

My dear friend and colleague Christian Knobloch successfully defended his thesis on “Coherent matter-wave manipulation techniques” today! Hurra!

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