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Research Group "Experimentalphysik, Univ. Innsbruck"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christoph Nägerl)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Nägerl
First name(s):Hanns-Christoph
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:University of Innsbruck
Organizational unit:Institut für Experimentalphysik
Street address:Technikerstrasse 25
Postal code:6020
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Quantum mechanics (103025)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
13 Persons
Dr. Tetsu Takekoshi
Dr. Johann Georg Danzl
Dr. Russel Hart
Mag. Manfred Mark
Dipl.Phys. Bastian Schuster
Dipl.Phys.Markus Debatin
Dipl.Phys. Elmar Haller
Dipl.Phys. Almar Lange
Lukas Reichsöllner
Raffael Rameshan
Andreas Klinger
Oliver Kriegelsteiner
Mohamed Rabie
Percentage project-funded:80
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:21
Number of publications:6
Five most important publications:
  1. E. Haller et al., Pinning quantum phase transition for a Luttinger liquid of strongly interacting bosons, Nature 466, 597 (2010)
  2. J.G. Danzl et al., An ultracold high-density sample of rovibronic ground-state molecules in an optical lattice, Nature Physics 6, 265 (2010)
  3. E. Haller et al., Confinement-Induced Resonances in Low-Dimensional Quantum Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 153203 (2010)
  4. E. Haller et al., Realization of an Excited, Strongly Correlated Quantum Gas Phase, Science 325, 1224 (2009)
  5. J.G. Danzl et al., Quantum Gas of Deeply Bound Ground State Molecules, Science 321, 1062 (2008)
  • Rudolf-Kaiser Preis 2010 an Hanns-Christoph Nägerl
  • Preis des Fürstentums Lichtenstein 2010 an Johann Georg Danzl
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    SFB - Foundations and Applications of Quantum Science (FoQuS)
    Dipolar quantum gases
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
  • ESF-FWF:
    EuroQUAM: Quantum-degenerate Dipolar Gases of Bialkali Molecules (QUDIPMOL), Ultracold RbCs molecules in an optical lattice
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2010 (EUROCORES)
  • ESF-FWF:
    EuroQUASAR: Quantum-Degenerate Gases for Precision Measurements (QuDeGPM), Tunable quantum gases of Cs atoms and molecules in optical lattices
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2011 (EUROCORES)
  • FWF:
    Quantum Gases of Ground-State Molecules
    (FWF Einzelprojekt)
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
  • EU - FP7:
    Bose-Einstein Condensation of Ground State Molecules
    (Marie Curie Fellowship - R. Hart)
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2010
Funded awards:
  • START:
    Tunable Quantum Matter for Precision Measurements
    Hanns-Christoph Nägerl
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2009
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Ultrakalte atomare und molekulare Quantengase
  • Stark wechselwirkende Vielteilchensysteme mit bosonischen Quantengasen
  • Quantengase in optischen Gittern
  • Quantengase in niedrigen Dimensionen
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Quantensimulationen von Vielteilchensystemen
  • Dipolare bosonische und fermionische Quantengase
  • Molekulare Quantengase
  • Vielteilchenquantendynamik in optischen Gittern
  • Efimov-Zustände (few-body physics)
  • Streuphysik bei tiefen Temperaturen
  • Niedrigdimensionalphysik
  • Quantengasmikroskopie
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. Almar Lercher: Doppel-Spezies Bose-Einstein-Kondensat von Rubidium und Cäsium Atomen in räumlich getrennten optischen Fallen, Univ. Innsbruck, 2010
  2. Elmar Haller: A one-dimensional quantum gas with tunable interactions, Univ. Innsbruck, 2010
  3. Johann Georg Danzl: Rovibronic Ground-State Molecules near Quantum Degeneracy, Univ. Innsbruck, 2010
  4. Mattias Gustavsson: A quantum gas with tunable interactions in an optical lattice, Univ. Innsbruck, 2008
Diploma and master theses:
5 theses
  1. Lukas Reichsöllner, Univ. Innsbruck, 2010
  2. Manfred Mark, Univ. Innsbruck, 2007
  3. Gabriel Rojas Kopeining, Univ. Innsbruck, 2007
  4. Anton Flir, Univ. Innsbruck, 2006
  5. Peter Unterwaditzer, Univ. Innsbruck, 2005
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