Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
The Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics is a leading institute in fundamental research involving lasers and their applications in controlling atoms. The research areas span from investigating the physics of ultrafast pulses, precision measurements, the construction of elementary quantum networks to the fields of quantum computing and quantum simulation, as well as fundamental work on quantum optics. One important aspect of the work carried out at MPQ is to increase the control over quantum matter at a microscopic level down to single atoms or molecules. Controlled detection, manipulation and assembly of such systems allows to obtain insight into the complex interplay between many quantum particles, uncovering new phenomena underlying emergent phenomena in many body systems and thereby also lay the foundation for practical applications such as quantum computing.
Role within PASQuanS 2
The Many-Body Systems Division at MPQ contributes to PASQuanS2.1 by improving the control over many-body quantum systems further. MPQ will develop schemes to scale the size of quantum simulators further, at the same time obtaining better microscopic control over quantum simulators. The work will lay the basis for exploring physics in classically intractable regimes, which will also be verified in collaboration with the partners from within PASQuanS2.1.