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| | The DPG's "Physicist of the Week" project presents female physicists

Doris Reiter is "female physicist of the week"

Doris is "Physikerin der Woche"


The project „Physikerin der Woche“ of the German Physical Society (DPG) highlights every week women in physics in Germany or German women in physics abroad. This week (March 22-28) Doris is “Physikerin der Woche” as presented on the DPG-Website and the social media accounts Twitter and Instagram of the “Physikerinnen”.

Münster (upm/Uni Augsburg)
| | A precise mixture of light and sound – a major step toward phononic quantum technologies

Nanoscale sound waves vibrate artificial atom

A German-polish research team from Augsburg, Münster, Munich and Wrocław successfully mixed nanoscale sound waves and light quanta. In their study published in Optica the scientists use an ’artificial atom’ that converts the vibrations of the sound wave to single light quanta - photons - with unprecedented precision. The demonstrated fundamental principle marks an important step toward the development of future hybrid quantum technologies. Light and sound waves form the backbone of modern communication technology. While light transmits data across the globe in fibre optical network, sound wave-based chips are used in the wireless communication between routers, tablets or smartphones. At the dawn of the new era of quantum communications, these two key technologies have been made fit for the future. Here, so-called hybrid quantum technologies are key.

Münster (upm/kk)
| | Physicists integrate diamond-based quantum systems into nanophotonic circuits / Study published in "Nano Letters"

Controlling fully integrated nanodiamonds

Using modern nanotechnology, it is possible nowadays to produce structures which have a feature sizes of just a few nanometres. This world of the most minute particles – also known as quantum systems – makes possible a wide range of technological applications, in fields which include magnetic field sensing, information processing, secure communication or ultra-precise time keeping. The production of these microscopically small structures has progressed so far that they reach dimensions below the wavelength of light. In this way, it is possible to break down hitherto existent boundaries in optics and utilize the quantum properties of light. In other words, nanophotonics represent a novel approach to quantum technologies.

Münster (upm/kk)
| | "Collaboration Grants": a funding instrument used jointly by the Universities of Münster and Twente

We support cross-border cooperation

The universities in Twente and Münster have maintained a close partnership for many years. Both universities work together in numerous areas. In addition to research cooperation and joint study programmes, both universities also offer regular exchanges for students and staff. The two university managements are now going one step further: they want to deepen their strategic partnership and identify opportunities for further cooperation and strengthen the existing research alliances.