Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Austrian Academy of Sciences



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  • Attractive mixture
    In the laboratory, physicists observe clouds of ultracold atoms in order to virtually dive into the interior of a neutron star or to return to the beginning of the universe. Certain quantum gases exhibit similar physical properties. A team led... Read more
    Source: IQOQI - News Published on: May 25, 2020
  • 25 years ago: The Beginning of the Quantum Computer Era
    Yesterday, Nature Review Physics honored the beginning of experimental quantum computation 25 years ago. In May 1995, Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller published a comprehensive concept for the creation of a quantum computer using trapped ions. The article established a... Read more
    Source: IQOQI - News Published on: May 19, 2020
  • New protocol identifies fascinating quantum states
    Topological materials attract great interest and may provide the basis for a new era in materials development. In Science Advances, physicists around Andreas Elben, Jinlong Yu, Peter Zoller and Benoit Vermersch now present a new measuring method that allows to... Read more
    Source: IQOQI - News Published on: Apr 10, 2020
  • Cooling magnets with sound
    Today, most quantum experiments are carried out with the help of light, including those in nanomechanics, where tiny objects are cooled with electromagnetic waves to such an extent that they reveal quantum properties. Now, a team of physicists led by... Read more
    Source: IQOQI - News Published on: Mar 04, 2020
  • 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... Read more
    Source: IQOQI - News Published on: Feb 01, 2020
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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