The Institute for experimental quantum metrology was founded in 2009 as a joint institute of PTB and Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) with the aim of advancing time and frequency metrology and novel quantum technology with trapped ions. The institute consists of three groups: "Quantum Logic Spectroscopy" (Prof. Dr. Piet O. Schmidt), "Trapped-Ion Quantum Engineering" (Prof. Dr. Christian Ospelkaus) and "Multi-Ion Clocks" (PD Dr. Tanja E. Mehlstäubler). Their shared research interest is the precise control of atomic quantum systems for metrology, tests of fundamental physics as well as the utilisation of many-body systems and quantum correlations for precision measurements.
We successfully implemented ground state cooling of a single Mg-25 ion using a single laser system.
Head of the QUEST-Institute at the PTB receives the EFTF-Young Scientist-Award for the co-development of the most accurate atomic clock.
In the winter term 2009/2010 Professor Piet O. Schmidt held his inaugural lecture at the Leibniz University of Hannover.
QUEST has been established at PTB in early 2009 and invites to a seminar to celebrate this event.
Only 2 weeks after the move from Innsbruck!!