Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Austrian Academy of Sciences



Recent Insight
  • The world is waking up to the need for quantum safe cryptography
    A new quantum network has been launched in the UK and quantum initiatives are underway at telecom players SK Telecom, BT, Telefónica and Huawei – the world is starting to prepare in earnest for the advent of large scale quantum computers. Quantum computers promise to bring a remarkable range of ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowJune 27, 2018
Latest News
  • Honorary Doctorate for Rainer Blatt
    For his scientific achievements in the field of quantum physics, experimental physicist Rainer Blatt received an honorary doctorate from the Complutense University of Madrid on Friday in Madrid. On Wednesday, Blatt was already accepted as a foreign member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences. ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsFebruary 1, 2020
  • Simon Baier receives IQOQI Dissertation Prize
    The experimental physicist Simon Baier from the research group led by Francesca Ferlaino will receive the IQOQI Dissertation Prize 2019, a prize worth 1,000 euros, which will be awarded for the sixth time this year and honors scientific excellence in the field of quantum physics. ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsJanuary 20, 2020
  • Facts Check for Quantum Computers
    In a recent paper in Physical Review Letters, scientists around Andreas Elben und Benoît Vermersch from Peter Zoller's group present a new method with which quantum states prepared on different quantum computers or quantum simulators can be compared. ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsJanuary 6, 2020
  • Highlight of the Year: Suprasolid Quantum Matter
    The Physics magazine of the American Physical Society (APS) has named the discovery of supersolidity in ultracold quantum gases as one of the top ten highlights of 2019. The research group led by Francesca Ferlaino has for the first time obtained evidence of supersolidity in erbium and dysprosium gases. Similar ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsDecember 27, 2019
  • International Expertise
    As a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, Peter Zoller contributed to a report on the development of atomic, molecular, and optical physics presented this week. The report calls on the U.S. government to foster collaboration and decrease obstacles that can keep foreign physicists from ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsDecember 13, 2019
  • Atoms don’t like jumping rope
    Nanooptical traps are a promising building block for quantum technologies. Austrian and German scientists have now removed an important obstacle to their practical use. They were able to show that a special form of mechanical vibration heats trapped particles in a very short time and knocks them out of the ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsNovember 19, 2019
  • French Academy honors Francesca Ferlanio
    Francesca Ferlaino has received the inaugural Cecile DeWitt-Morette, Ecole de Physique des Houches Prize, which is awarded by the French Academy of Sciences. The prize commemorates the French physicist Cécile DeWitt-Morette, who founded an internationally renowned think tank for modern physics in the Savoy Alps. ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsOctober 24, 2019
  • Modelling the molecular architecture
    Searching for new substances and developing new techniques in the chemical industry: tasks that are often accelerated using computer simulations of molecules or reactions. But even supercomputers quickly reach their limits. Now an international team around Javier Argüello-Luengo from ICFO, Ignacio Cirac from MPQ and Peter Zoller from IQOQI have ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsOctober 10, 2019
  • Francesca Ferlaino named APS Fellow 2019
    Experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in September. With the Fellowship, the members of the Society honor outstanding scientific achievements of their colleagues. The outstanding work of the physicist was just recently honored with the Junior BEC Award in Spain. ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsSeptember 20, 2019
  • Micius Prize Presented to Blatt, Zeilinger and Zoller
    The three Austrian scientists received the Micius Prize in Hefei, China. The prize, awarded for the first time, is for outstanding research in quantum physics. ... read more
    Source: IQOQI – NewsSeptember 18, 2019
Project Description

The Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences dedicates its work to theoretical and experimental basic research in the areas of quantum optics and quantum information science. Research topics range from the foundations of quantum physics to their applications, for example for metrology, sensor technology and quantum information processing. Internationality, worldwide networking and highly actual research topics characterize the institute's work which aims at conducting independent top-notch research. The institute's personnel and infrastructure is closely connected with the University of Innsbruck and contributes strongly to the education of doctoral and master students.

Project Details
  • Institute: IQOQI
  • Founded: 2003
  • Capabilities: Quantum information, quantum cryptography, quantum sensing, photonics
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