• December 2015
    Congratulations to Philipp Geyer for successfully completing his PhD today
  • November 2015
    Congratulations to Nadine Dörre. She has been awarded the L'Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science
  • Juli 2015
    Our molecular diffraction experiments discussed in FORBES
  • September 2015
    Arndt & Brand, Perspective in  Science (2015)
  • January 2015
    Publication by Dörre et al. JOSA B
  • January 2015
    Quantum reflection and interference of matter waves from periodically doped surfaces
    Benjamin A. Stickler, Uzi Even, and Klaus Hornberger
    Phys. Rev. A 91, 013614 (2015)


  • December 2014
    N. Dörre, J. Rodewald, P. Geyer, B. von Issendorff, P. Haslinger, M. Arndt,
    Photofragmentation Beam Splitters for Matter-Wave Interferometry

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 233001 (2014)
    Editor's Choice
    Viewpoint in Physics 7, 122 (2014) by Gil Summy

  • October 2014: FOMO 2014 on Crete,
    European and US experts in matter wave interferometry followed the invitation to FOMO 2014, the Biannual Meeting on Foundations of Matter Wave Optics.
    Organized by Wolf von Klitzing (also Coord. of FET Open Project Matter Waves) it also hosted the annual network meeting of the FET Open project NANOQUESTFIT and was supported by the EU training network Tea
  • Near-field interferometry of a free-falling nanoparticle from a point-like sourceJ. Bateman, S. Nimmrichter, K. Hornberger and H. Ulbricht
    5 4788, (2014)
  • Incoherent Control of the Retinal Isomerization in Rhodopsin
    F. Lukas and K. Hornberger
    113 058301, (2014)
  • Optomechanical sensing of spontaneous wave-function collapse
    S. Nimmrichter, K. Hornberger and K. Hammerer
    113 020405, (2014)
  • Feb. 28th 2014:
    NANOQUESTFIT mid-term review successfully completed.
    Feb. 27th: Scientific satellite meeting with all partners
  • Feb. 2014
    Nadine Dörre receives a SASP 2014 Poster prize for her contribution
    Quantum interferometry with clusters in the time domain
    SASP 2014 - XIXth Symposium on Atomic, Cluster and Surface Physics 2014

  • Feb. 5-6th 2014
    Scientific exchange visit M. Arndt / UNIVIE  -> Hornberger /UDE
  •  January 21-24, 2014
    Lukas Felix and Almudena  Gallego González on scientific exchange from UNIBAS at UNIVIE


  • On the uniqueness of the equation for state-vector collapse

    A. Bassi, D. Duerr, G. Hinrichs

    Phys. Rev. Lett.111, 210401 (2013)


  • Oct - Dec 2013
    Dr. Michele Sclafani on scientific exchange between UNIVIE and TAU at Tel Aviv University
  • 24-28. Nov 2013
    Kai Walther, Klaus Hornberger and Stefan Nimmrichter on scientific exchange between UDE and UNIVIE at University of Vienna
  • Are collapse models testable with quantum oscillating systems? The case of neutrinos, kaons, chiral molecules

    M. Bahrami, S. Donadi, L. Ferialdi, A. Bassi, C. Curceanu, A. Di Domenico, B. C. Hiesmayr

    Scientific Reports 3, 1952
  • On spontaneous photon emission in collapse models
    Stephen L. Adler, Angelo Bassi, Sandro Donadi
    Journ. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 46, 245304 (2013)
  • The effect of spontaneous collapses on neutrino oscillations
    S. Donadi, A. Bassi, C. Curceanu, L. Ferialdi
    Found Phys 43, 1066–1089 (2013)
  • Wann ist Schrödingers Katze wirklich tot?
    S. Nimmrichter and K. Hornberger,
    Physik in Unserer Zeit 44 (Sept 2013) 214-215
  • Matter-wave interference with particles selected from a
    molecular library with masses exceeding 10 000 amu
    S. Eibenberger, S. Gerlich, M. Arndt, M. Mayor and J. Tüxen,
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
    15, 14696 (2013) ; DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51500A.
  • Experimental methods of molecular matter-wave optics
    T. Juffmann, H. Ulbricht, and M. Arndt
    Rep. Prog. Phys. 76 086402 (2013)
  • Quantum coherent propagation of complex molecules through the frustule of the alga Amphipleura pellucida,
    M. Sclafani, T. J. Juffmann, C., Knobloch, M., Arndt
    New Journal of Physics 15, 083004 (2013)
    See the Video Abstract
  • Macroscopicity of Mechanical Quantum Superposition States
    Stefan Nimmrichter (QNP, Vienna) and Klaus Hornberger (Duisburg)
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 160403 (2013)
    Highlighted by APS Physics

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    Physics World
    Highlighted by New Scientist

  • May 2013
    Klaus Hornberger (UDE) & Markus Arndt (UNIVIE) organizing Hearaeus School on Quantum Macroscopicity, with several NANOQUESTFIT participants
  • April 2013
    First round of recruiting completed.
  • Single-Photon Ionization of Organic Molecules
    Philipp Schmid, Frederik Stöhr, Markus Arndt, Jens Tüxen, Marcel Mayor
    J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 24, 602 (2013)
  • A universal matter-wave interferometer with optical ionization gratings in the time domain
    Philipp Haslinger, Nadine Dörre, Philipp Geyer, Jonas Rodewald, Stefan Nimmrichter & Markus Arndt
    Nature Physics 9, 144 (2013)
    Nature Physics News & Views, by Cronin & Holmgren
    Click here: An introduction to the experiment for the general public

  • 7./8. Feb 2013
    NANOQUESTFIT kick off meeting hosted by University of Duisburg.

  • 1. JAN. 2013
    NANOQUESTFIT Project Start