12.02.2015 New German-Israeli research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics

New German-Israeli research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Ron Folman receive EUR 1.6 million in research funding as part of the German-Israeli Project Cooperation

A research project looking at quantum phenomena that involves the physicists Professor Ron Folman of Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and Professor Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany, as well as their respective teams has been granted EUR 1.6 million in support through the German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP) program.



15. - 19.09.2014 European Conference on Trapped Ions

The third European Conference on Trapped Ions has been held in Schloss Waldthausen near Mainz. Conference topics included precision measurements and fundamental physics, frequency standards, quantum optics, quantum information, trap technology, spectroscopic techniques, molecular ions and chemical reactions, following the successful tradition of the ECTI conference series. (more...) (program)

11.02.2014 Applied Physics B Special Issue is Online

The topical issue "Frontiers of ion trap and atomic physics: Wolfgang Paul 100" is online. In order to commemorate the 100th aniversary date, the editors Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Rainer Blatt and Günter Werth take the opportunity to edit a special volume in ion trap physics. Even though the invention of the Paul trap dates back to more than half a century, the contributions to this volume clearly hallmark the active ongoing research with Paul traps (more...).


10.02.2014 Cooling Antihydrogen Ions for thr Free Fall Experiment GBAR

Does Matter fall on earth exactly like antimatter would do? This fundamental question is still not answered experimentally. Researchers from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the GBAR Collaboration (http://gbar.in2p3.fr/, http://gbar.web.cern.ch/GBAR/ ) discuss the necessary experimental steps to catch, trap and sympathetically cool Anti-H ions (p-, 2x e+) in a mixed crystal containing 9Be+ ions (http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.1695). The setup of an experiment is funded in parts by the Cluster of excellence PRISMA and with our French partners within a common ANR-DFG project.