Synthetic Quantum Systems

Our research mission is to achieve a deeper understanding and precise control of synthetic quantum systems.

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Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics

We are located at the Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics at Heidelberg University

Research

SYNQS is a collaboration of four research groups with overlapping research interests. The collaboration exists to strengthen and better integrate theoretical and experimental research. Our work is generally related to leveraging the potential of synthetic quantum systems, with the aim of pushing the understanding of fundamental phenomena in quantum many-body physics, as well as developing novel quantum technologies.

Go ahead and find out more about our research topics by clicking on the project cards below.

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Entanglement

Entanglement

Harnessing quantum correlations

BEC machine

BEC machine

Ultracold spinor gases of Rb

BECK machine

BECK machine

2D Bose-Einstein Condensate of Potassium-39

NaLi machine

NaLi machine

Atomic mixture of sodium and lithium

Correlations

Correlations

Tracing quantum waves

SoPa machine

SoPa machine

Atomic mixture of sodium and potassium

Dynamical Gauge Fields

Dynamical Gauge Fields

Engineering high energy physics in table top experiments

ArTTA machine

ArTTA machine

Atom Trap Trace Analysis with 39Ar for water dating

Physical Computation

Physical Computation

Calculations with quantum and neuromorphic hardware.

ATTA

ATTA

Atom Trap Trace Analysis for water dating

Devices for labscript

Integration of a number of devices with labscript.

High Speed Laser Shutter

Consistent shutter performance.

Pennylane-ls

Pennylane plugin for labscript.

Temperature control

Getting all the ovens etc stable.

Transimpedance board

Stable voltage readout for photodiodes

Technology

Our experimental research groups base the work on cold atoms. In such experiments a cloud of atoms is cooled to temperatures, which are close to absolute zero with the help of lasers and magnetic fields. The resulting quantum systems offer an enormous level of versatility and control, making them a powerful platform for the investigation of the wide variety of topics studied within SYNQS.

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Entanglement

Entanglement

Harnessing quantum correlations

BEC machine

BEC machine

Ultracold spinor gases of Rb

BECK machine

BECK machine

2D Bose-Einstein Condensate of Potassium-39

NaLi machine

NaLi machine

Atomic mixture of sodium and lithium

Correlations

Correlations

Tracing quantum waves

SoPa machine

SoPa machine

Atomic mixture of sodium and potassium

Dynamical Gauge Fields

Dynamical Gauge Fields

Engineering high energy physics in table top experiments

ArTTA machine

ArTTA machine

Atom Trap Trace Analysis with 39Ar for water dating

Physical Computation

Physical Computation

Calculations with quantum and neuromorphic hardware.

ATTA

ATTA

Atom Trap Trace Analysis for water dating

Devices for labscript

Integration of a number of devices with labscript.

High Speed Laser Shutter

Consistent shutter performance.

Pennylane-ls

Pennylane plugin for labscript.

Temperature control

Getting all the ovens etc stable.

Transimpedance board

Stable voltage readout for photodiodes

Meet the Team

Our group regularly has openings for motivated Postdocs as well as PhD, Master, and Bachelor students. If you are interested, please contact us.

Project topics include entanglement in quantum many-body systems, quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories and other many-body phenomena. For more information, see research.

Principal Investigators

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Martin Gärttner

Group leader

Administration

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Christiane Jäger

Team Assistant

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Dagmar Hufnagel

Team Assistant

Researchers

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Helmut Strobel

Staff Scientist

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Lisa Ringena

PhD Student

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Julian Robertz

PhD Student

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Lilo Höcker

PhD Student

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Apoorva Hegde

PhD Student

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Andy Xia

PhD Student

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David Wachs

PhD Student

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Yannis Arck

PhD Student

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Jan Kilinc

PhD Student

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Adrian Braemer

PhD Student

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Stefan Lannig

PhD Student

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Benedikt Erdmann

Master Student

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Oliver Stockdale

PhD Student

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Celia Viermann

PhD Student

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Elinor Kath

Master Student

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Philipp Heinen

PhD Student

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Maurus Hans

PhD Student

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Nikolas Liebster

PhD Student

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Marius Sparn

PhD Student

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Alexandra Beikert

Bachelor Student

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Niklas Euler

Master Student

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Peter Kaposvari

Master Student

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Robert Klassert

Master Student

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Moritz Reh

Master Student

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Sebastian Syrkowski

Master Student

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Tobias Schmale

Master Student