26.06.2018 – Open position for master student

Thermal shielding of macroscopic quantum experiments in space Testing the relationship between quantum and classical physics and, in particular, quantum decoherence in space was identified by the European Space Agency (ESA) as an area of interest for future space missions in the course of ESA’s call for New Science Ideas. ESA is currently performing a […]

13.04.2018, Meetings related to the CDF study

Yesterday, the second of two meetings aimed to involve the scientific community and to prepare for the upcoming CDF study was successfully concluded. In particular, there was a meeting in Bratislava on March 20-22, which focused on the theoretical aspects of performing tests of quantum physics, and there was a follow-up meeting on April 10-11 […]

15.01.2018, Preparing for a CDF study of MAQRO

Following the meeting at Trento in June 2017, R. Kaltenbaek met at the end of June 2017 with ESA at ESTEC in the Netherlands to discuss the further proceeding. It was agreed that there would be an ESA study of MAQRO at the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) of ESA within the first half of 2018. […]

25.08.2016 – Article on Radiative-cooling approach published

The article "Thermal performance of a radiatively cooled system for quantum optomechanical experiments in space" by A. Pilan Zanoni, J. Burkhardt, U. Johann, M. Aspelmeyer, R. Kaltenbaek, and G. Hechenblaikner just got published (Applied Thermal Engineering 107, 689 (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.06.116). The image above is the corresponding graphical abstract.

24.03.2016 – MAQRO M4 proposal published

(by Rainer Kaltenbaek, 2016) The updated form of the MAQRO mission proposal, which we submitted last year in response to the “M4” Cosmic Vision call of ESA, finally was published today as a review in EPJ Quantum Technology. The image was designed and rendered using Blender for the start of the COST action QTSpace, which […]