News on Quantum physics in 2011

Two giant grants from the EU to the Niels Bohr Institute

28 October 2011

Two giant grants from the EU to the Niels Bohr InstituteThe Niels Bohr Institute has received two large research grants totalling 35 million kroner from ERC. The two recipients are Eugene Polzik, professor and head of Quantop and Jan Ambjørn, professor with...

New record for measurement of atomic lifetime

7 September 2011

New record for measurement of atomic lifetime Researchers at NBI have measured the lifetime of a stable energy level of magnesium atoms. The new measurements show a lifetime of up to approx. ½ hour. This is the longest ever measured in a laboratory.

Quantum optical link sets new time records

17 August 2011

Quantum optical link sets new time records The key component in quantum communication over long distances is entanglement between two atomic systems. Entanglement is very fragile and up until now researchers have only been able to maintain the...