Current Topics

  • We offer a PhD position at the rubidium experiment: In the new project, ultracold chemical reactions will be controlled and detected using an optical microcavity for the first time.
    More information: Ultracold Chemistry in optical cavities
  • On January 28, 2014, we were able to observe the first molecular Bose-Einstein condensate made out of fermionic lithium atoms in our LiLaLab.
  • The 557. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar Cold Ions Meet Cold Atoms will be held in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, March 27 - 29, 2014. Organizers are the Institute for Quantum Information Processing and the Institute of Quantum Matter. Application deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Cheng Chin (University of Chicago) is guest scientist in our group as a Humboldt fellow for the months of January and February 2014.
  • In the framework of COMIQ and starting with November 1/2013 we have a PhD position available for applicants from abroad. The application deadline is October 15/2013.
  • 30.07.2013: Arne Härter was awarded the Co.Co.Mat Award 2013 of the SFB/ TRR21 for his dissertation on atom-ion interaction. Congratulations, Arne!
  • Experiments in our BaRbIE project provide new insight into the quantum mechanical binding states of atoms immediately after a three-particle collision.|more
    Link to the original article in Nature Physics.
    A concise summary of the results is given in the nicely written article of Stefan Willitsch (University of Basel) in Nature Physics News & Views.
  • Our work on Three-Body Recombination in an Ultracold Atomic Gas has been accepted with Nature Physics.
  • Since June 2013, our PhD student Artjom Krükow is supported by a grant of the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
  • On 15 Mai 2013 Arne Härter has defended his PhD thesis in the field of Ultracold Quantum Gases.
  • Since May 2012, our PhD student Manfred Madel is supported by a one-year grant of the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
  • In February 2012, two doctoral candidates have successfully completed their PhD:
    Stefan Schmid in the field of Ultracold Quantum Gases and
    Michael Glunk in the field of Magnetic Semiconductors.
  • On 19 October 2011, Christoph Strauss has successfully completed his PhD in the field of Ultracold Quantum Gases.
  • Since May 2011, two members of our institute, Dr. Benjamin Deissler and Benjamin Neuschl, are supported by a two-year grant of the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
  • Prof. Leif Veseth (University of Oslo) was our guest from May 19 to 27 2011. He gave a series of lectures within the SFB/Transregio 21 entitled "Introduction into molecular physics".
  • For new experiments with ultracold fermions in a two-dimensional optical lattice we have an open PhD position available.
  • Since December 2010, Bose-Einstein condensates of ultracold Rubidium atoms can be realized and loaded into a three-dimensional optical lattice within our Rubidium project.
  • Photo gallery: Move from Innsbruck to Ulm in September 2009 and February 2010


Universität Ulm
Institut für Quantenmaterie
D-89069 Ulm

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Universität Ulm
Institut für Quantenmaterie
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