Welcome to the JGU research group on



BEC has reached space

On January 23rd 2017, the MAIUS Mission has produced

the first Bose-Einstein Condensate in space

More details will follow

JGU press release

DLR press release

News coverage: Spiegel Online




Our research group focusses on using cold, neutral atoms for quantum optical and quantum information science. We have three different projects:

  • Within the quantum gases in microgravity (QUANTUS) projects, we are working towards spaceborne precision tests of Einstein's equivalence principle. In this context, new technological challenges have to be met - our group is mainly involved in developing novel technologies for laser light distribution and switching.

We offer plenty of exciting topics for Bachelor's, Master's or PhD theses. If you are interested in joining the group, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our group and the individual projects are supported by:

giryd DFG