The experimental research group of József Fortágh develops quantum instruments based on ultra-cold atoms and solid state nanostructures. Research is focussed on quantum electronic systems based on atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and Rydberg atoms coupled to superconductors and carbon nanotubes. Techniques of „cold atom scanning probe microscopy“ are investigated for ultrasensitve force measurements. The group collaborates with industrial partners on the development of optical measurement technologies.



Cold atoms and nanostructures

Superconducting microtraps


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

SFB TRR21 "Control of Quantum Correlations in Tailored Matter", Project C2, Project C9

European Research Council – FP7 Information and Communication Technologies STREP

Kompetenznetz "Funktionelle Nanostrukturen" der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

Kompetenznetz "Optische Technologien" der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

Singapur 1°N Programm, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Our PhD students are holding scholarships from the Carl Zeiss Stiftung.


SFB Transregio 21 "Control of quantum correlations in tailored matter"

Solid State Physics, Universität Tübingen 

Prof. Koelle, Prof. Kleiner

Quantum Optics, Universität Tübingen

Computational Quantenphysik, Universität Tübingen