Synthetic Quantum Systems

We employ experimental tools developed over the past 25 years, such as laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping, to confine and to cool atomic particles down to the nanokelvin range. Using these degenerate gases, we investigate the dynamics of matter waves in optically designed potentials.

On this homepage, we give an overview of the research we are doing, which is also described in more detail in our publications. Furthermore, there is information on the current and past lectures and seminars given by members of our group.




If you want to join our team, please contact us.



Future Meetings



  • The 632. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Seminar Gauge Field Dynamics with Ultracold Gas Systems will take place in Bad Honnef, December 12th – 15th, 2016. Spaces are still available.

    Please contact
    Prof. Dr. Markus Oberthaler
    office: 02.102
    phone: +49-6221/54-5170
    fax: +49-6221/54-5179
    e-mail: markus.oberthaler@kip.uni-heidelberg.de
    postal address:

    Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
    69120 Heidelberg

    Prof. Dr. Juergen Berges
    office: 206
    phone: +49-6221/54-9422
    fax: +49-6221/54-9333
    e-mail: berges@thphys.uni-heidelberg.de
    postal address:

    Institut für Theoretische Physik
    Philosophenweg 16
    69120 Heidelberg



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