Cluster of Excellence: QuantumFrontiers

In the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers, we use light and matter to extend the fundamentals and implementations of meteorology beyond the quantum limit.

Are you interested in how to push the bounds of what is possible to measure in nature? How precise can you observe climate change, black holes or the flow of time? Within QuantumFrontiers we develop quantum devices to monitor our water resources from space, detect gravitational waves and explore which clock can achieve the best accuracy. We exploit hand-in-hand nano-engineering and quantum physics to increase the sensitivity of measurements to improve our fundamental understanding of nature.

Is it possible to generate and detect noise-free single electron or single photon sources and can we validate such sources for use in high-accuracy current sources and quantum cryptography? Can we perform precise microscopy on the nanoscale to enable new insights for a multitude of scientific disciplines? These questions and many more are what drive the QuantumFrontiers’ research program. We research light and matter, expand the foundations of metrology and advance applications at the quantum frontier at the smallest and largest scales.


Leibniz University Hannover
Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers



Quantum Frontiers Day 2022