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Quantum Dynamics & Control

Division Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeifer

"Where motion comes to life”

Motion plays a pivotal role in life, the universe, and everything.

  • Why do things start to move?
  • How fast are the smallest movements?
  • When does quantum motion turn classically visible?
  • In what way can we steer movements?
  • What is time?

In our division's → research we use “fast” bright light and multi-dimensional measurement techniques to illuminate these and further questions evolving around the dynamical quantum world.

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Quantum logic spectroscopy unlocks potential of highly charged ions

Atomic frequencies measured with 100 million times higher resolution

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Highly charged ion paves the way towards new physics

Orbital crossing and optical clock transition detected in Pr9+

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Distorted Atoms

Intense extreme-ultraviolet flashes modify electronic transitions

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