QUANTOP – University of Copenhagen

The Danish Center for Quantum Optics (QUANTOP) started as a DNRF "Center of Excellence" in 2001. QUANTOP’s research is focused on exploring quantum effects at the interface between light and matter.

About the Quantum Optics and Ultracold Atoms section: The permanent faculty members within the section are Professor Peter Lodahl , Associate professor Joerg H. Müller, Professor Eugene S. Polzik (head of the section), Professor Albert Schliesser, Professor Anders S. Sørensen, and Professor Jan W. Thomsen. Read more about the section >>

Quantum physics: 13 July 2017

Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg's observation problem

Scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen have been instrumental in developing a 'hands-on' answer to a challenge intricately linked to a very fundamental principle in physics: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. The NBI-researchers used laser light to link caesium atoms and a vibrating membrane. The research, the first of its kind, points to sensors capable of measuring movement with unseen precision.

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