Current QNP Projects and Funding

ERC Advanced Grant PROBIOTIQUS (No. 320694)

PROBIOTIQUS aims at Processing biomolecular targets for interferometric quantum experiments

We develop new source, detector and quantum control methods for the exploration

of quantum coherence physics at the interface to the life sciences and for quantum interference enhanced physical chemistry of biomolecules.


Scientific Partners

CAVICOOL: Cavity Cooling of Dielectric Nanoparticles (No. P 27297)

CAVICOOL was granted by the FWF on October 6th 2014 and will allow the exploration of cavity cooling of silicon nanoparticles in interaction with light in high-finesse cavities throughout the coming three years.

Project Partner: Michael Trupke, TU Vienna


NANOQUESTFIT will prepare nanoparticles in highly non-classical quantum states and utilize them to test the linearity of quantum physics over mesoscopic distances and time scales in a mass range that has remained hitherto unexplored. This goal will be realized in an interdisciplinary effort of European experts in quantum optics, nanotechnology, chemistry, and cluster physics. NANOQUESTFIT lays the scientific ground for a better understanding of practical and fundamental limits of future quantum technologies and will generate the basis for new quantum-enhanced sensing devices with matter waves composed of atoms, molecules and nanoparticles.  

Project partners:

QuNaBioS, Quantum Phenomena and Nanoscale Biological Systems

This project is a joint venture between the Quantum Nanobiology Team (QNB) of Alipasha Vaziri and the Quantum Nanophysics Team (QNP) of Markus Arndt.It was selected by the University of Vienna to enable high-risk/high-gain research in the largely unexplored and interdisciplinary scientific territory between the two fields.


DK Complex Quantum Systems (No. W1210-3)

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) selects students from an international pool of applicants, based on their academic excellence, scientific success and ambition. The programme is supported by the Austrian Science Funds FWF, the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.

Speaker: Markus Aspelmeyer (Uni Vienna) (2016-2019)

Vice Speaker: Markus Arndt (Uni Vienna), since 2013 - 2016 (Speaker from 2007-2013)

Vice-Speaker: Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Vienna) since 2007 -  2013