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Topping-out ceremony of the "Centre for Quantum Biosciences"
27.11.2017: "The quantum sciences give us completely new insights into the world of biological systems. The innovative technology at the ZQB in Ulm creates the preconditions for researchers from physics, chemistry and molecular medicine to be able to explore new approaches for the development of drugs and biomaterials", emphasized Ulrich Steinbach, head of the Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (MWK) at the topping-out ceremony of the new research building. The potential of quantum technology is not yet exhausted and the second quantum revolution is imminent ...more
New residence for the SALVE Microscope
12.10.2017: For the first and to this day only low-voltage transmission electron microscope (TEM) with twofold aberration correction a new building far enough from the new tram line in Oberberghof was built. The microscope ispart of the SALVE research project. SALVE stands for Sub-Ångström Low-Voltage Electron microscopy and is the acronym for a research initiative that was launched in 2009 at Ulm University with the purpose to develop a particularly material-friendly technology for electron-microscopic imaging with atomic-scale resolution ...more
Quantum Science Slam
Apply online until 15.01.18 for the free training workshop Science Communication!
- Are you a student, junior researcher (doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow or junior research group leader) at the University of Stuttgart or Ulm or at the Max Planck Institute Stuttgart and would you like to stage quantum-physical topics in a science slam?
- Would you also like to inspire a non-specialist audience for your research project or phenomena from the world of quantum physics and get to know new ways of presentation?
- You want to train how to speak convincingly and confidently in front of many people?
Professional coaches give tips on how to present your research topic in an entertaining and understandable way. Five participants will be given the opportunity to present their contribution live at the Q-Science Slam on February 8,2018 at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. The audience decides who will receive the winning prizes of 1,000 EUR, 500 EUR or 250 EUR.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Information and application (until 15.01.2018) at iqst.org.
Location: Ulm University | Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 | O25 H4/5
We have invited two very well renowned keynote speakers who will present their research:
- Nadav Katz, Hebrew University: Wiring up superconducting devices: Hybrids and meta materials
- Svenja Knappe, QuSpin Inc. and the University of Colorado, Boulder: Imaging arrays with microfabricated optically-pumped magnetometers
8.8.2017: Different roads have been taken towards single spin detection. Most prominent are atomic force microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy that were able to achieve single electron spin detection over past decade, however conditions were limited to cryogenic temperatures. Our institute in close cooperation with several world leading groups in biology, physics and material science develop the novel approach to image single electron and nuclear spins under ambient conditions. The probe system is an ultrasensitive atomic magnetometer based on single electron spins associated Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond. ...more
4. - 6.7.2017: On the occasion of Wolfgang Schleich's 60th birthday, the center for IQST is organizing the symposium "Milestones in Quantum Optics" in his honor. Many of Wolfgang's friends and colleagues who he has worked with over his illustrious career will be attending. ...more ...more
28.04.2017: Transcription is the first step in gene expression, where DNA is transcribed into mRNA. We investigate this complex structural and mechanistic process in the eukaryotic and archaeal system. Thereby, we focus on the main enzyme involved in this event, the RNA polymerase (RNAP), and its several transciption factors to gain structural, dynamic and kinetic information by using single-molecule fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and optical tweezers ...more
25.04.2017: The study of atomic systems freely evolving over long times has a number of interesting applications, including high-precision measurements based on long-time atom interferometry. Microgravity platforms (such as drop-tower facilities, sounding rockets, the International Space Station and dedicated satellite missions) offer a natural environment where such long times can be reached with compact setups in free fall. In order to prevent the size of the atomic cloud from growing excessively, very low expansion rates are required. It is, therefore, necessary to prepare atomic ensembles with very low temperatures making use of laser cooling techniques, which are capable of reaching regimes of a few microkelvin. ...more
15.12.2016: Ulm University president Prof. Weber has awarded the Hans Kupczyk Professorship to the renowned quantum scientist Professor Nadav Katz from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Prof. Katz research focuses in the macroscopic quantum coherence and decoherence. The understanding and application of these quantum phenomena could pave the way for future technologies such as quantum computers. ...mehr
6.12.2016: the director of the Institute of Quantum Optics has received the State Research Prize for fundamental research in the field of "Diamond Quantum Technology". The award amounting to 100 000 Euro was conferred by Theresia Bauer, Minister for Science, Research and Arts, on 5th December during a ceremony in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart....mehr
9.11.2016: What would happen if an electric current no longer flowed, but trickled instead? This was the question investigated by researchers working with Christian Ast at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart in collaboration with Joachim Ankerhold fromUlm University, as reported recently in Nature Communications. Their investigation involved cooling their scanning tunnelling microscope down to a fifteen thousandth of a degree above absolute zero. At these extremely low temperatures, the electrons reveal their quantum nature. The electric current is therefore a granular medium, consisting of individual particles. The electrons trickle through a conductor like grains of sand in an hourglass, a phenomenon that can be explained with the aid of quantum electrodynamics. ...mehr
3.10.2016: the 16th edition of "Highlights der Physik" was with 60.000 visitors the most succesfull so far. Under the motto "Microcosmos", the scientific festival presented the latest findings in current reserch in bio-quantum physics at the Ulm Münsterplatz from 27th September until 1st October....mehr