Frontiers of Quantum Mechanics

Bad Honnef Physics School

Sa, 03.02.2024 18:30  –   Th, 08.02.2024 14:00
Markus Arndt (University of Vienna) & Claus Lämmerzahl (University of Bremen)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Contact person:
Dr. Victor Gomer (Physikzentrum Bad Honnef),


Scientific organizers:
Prof. Dr. Markus Arndt (University of Vienna) and Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl (University of Bremen)

February 3 - 8, 2024, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
supported by




Throughout recent decades quantum physics has seen dramatic developments, driven by new theoretical ideas, advanced experiments and new applications. Today, quantum physics is the most basic and best theory of nature we have, and many ideas that have long been regarded as mere thought experiments beyond any hope of realization, nowadays have become procedures and observed phenomena in the lab.

The school on "Frontiers of quantum mechanics" will highlight the foundations of quantum mechanics as well as applications as quantum sensing, imaging and metrology at the quantum limit. We will discuss the interface of quantum physics to concepts of space-time, to the macroscopic world, to quantum materials as well as modern chemistry with relevance in biology.

Review lectures will thus provide a broad overview over some highlights of recent science. Networking among the students will be fostered in poster sessions, scientific speed dating sessions and in an excursion.

Foundations of QM

  • Postulates of Quantum Mechanics, measurement process, uncertainty relation, entanglement, quantum cryptography: Claus Lämmerzahl (University of Bremen)

QM as resource for high precision

  • High precision time and frequency measurement and its applications : Christian Lisdat (PTB Braunschweig)
  • Precision measurements at the quantum limit: Michèle Heurs (Leibniz University of Hannover)

QM as resource for non-classicality

  • Quantum Gases and Rydberg Molecules - Tilman Pfau (University of Stuttgart) 
  • Quantum Imaging and Sensing: Markus Gräfe (Technical University of Darmstadt)

QM as a universal theory

  • Quantum control of mechanical objects using superconducting circuits: Yiwen Chu (ETH Zurich)
  • Testing for gravity in quantum systems by optomechanics: Ideas & experimental challenges: Hendrik Ulbricht (University of Southampton)
  • Quantum Birds: a radical-pair magnetic compass mechanism: Peter Hore (University of Oxford)
  • Quantum Reference Frames and Quantum Causality: Caslav Brukner (University of Vienna)

Registration closed!

FEES: 200 € full board and lodging (for DPG* members 100 € )
* The German Physical Society (DPG)

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