Prof. Dr.

Markus Aspelmeyer

Markus Aspelmeyer

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences in Austria since 2018


Research Areas:

  • Physics, Astronomy
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Quantum optics
  • Philosophy
  • Quantenoptik; Grundlagen der Quantenphysik und Gravitationsphysik



Selected Memberships:

  • Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg

Selected Prizes:

  • ERC Consolidator-Grant
  • Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis
  • Ignaz L. Lieben-Preis der ÖAW
  • Fresnel-Preis (EPS)

Selected Publications:

  • U. Delić, M. Reisenbauer, K. Dare, D. Grass, V. Vuletić, N. Kiesel, M. Aspelmeyer (2020) Cooling of a levitated nanoparticle to the motional quantum ground state. Science (367), S. 892-895.
  • A. Belenchia, R. Wald, F. Giacomini, E. Castro-Ruiz, Č. Brukner, M. Aspelmeyer. (2018) Quantum Superposition of Massive Objects and the Quantization of Gravity. Phys. Rev., Bd. D 98, S. 126009.
  • G. D. Cole, W. Zhang, M. J. Martin, J. Ye, M. Aspelmeyer. (2013) Tenfold reduction of Brownian noise in high-reflectivity optical coatings. Nature Photonics, Bd. 7, S. 644–650.
  • I. Pikovski, M. R. Vanner, M. Aspelmeyer, M. S. Kim and C. Brukner. (2012) Probing Planck-scale physics with quantum optics. Nature Physics, Bd. 8, S. 393–397.
  • S. Gröblacher, K. Hammerer, M. R. Vanner, M. Aspelmeyer. (2009) Observation of strong coupling between a micromechanical resonator and an optical cavity field. Nature, Bd. 460, S. 724-727.