The two main pillars of modern science are general relativity and quantum mechanics. Guided by recent developments in our research groups at the University of Vienna, the Research Platform “Testing quantum and gravity interface with single photons (TURIS)” seeks to establish a joint effort of new approaches that address the Big Question of interfacing quantum physics with gravity.

From the experimental side, we take advantage of the multitude of sensitive quantum probes that are available at the Faculty of Physics, specifically entangled photons (Walther group), matter waves (Arndt group) and nano-mechanical devices (Aspelmeyer group). Each of these probes offers unique features in its interaction with gravity, which we will start to exploit by tailored table-top experiments. These efforts will be accompanied by theoretical studies of quantum description of the gravitational field (Chrusciel group) and its consequences for causal structures and quantum physics signatures (Brukner group). In addition we will design and perform preliminary tests using technology that is available at the Faculty of Astronomy (Alves group) for future experiments that aim to use satellites for enhancing these fundamental effects.

TURIS stands out for its high quality of research and advanced facilities. Specifically, the unique combination of expertise from quantum optics, quantum theory, gravitational physics and astrophysics at the University of Vienna supports interdisciplinary research via the TURIS Research Platform.

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The Kurt Gödel Society intends to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Gödel’s seminal publication and the 100th anniversary of the decisive experimental...


Philip Walther und Časlav Brukner veröffentlichten im aktuellen Spektrum der Wissenschaft einen Artikel zur Kausalität in der Quantenwelt!


A new publication on Quantum Superposition of Massive Objects and the Quantization of Gravity on arXiv.


From the 24th to the 27th of September, the Relativistic Quantum Information North Conference will take place in Vienna!


A new publication on Weakly gravitating isotropic waveguides on arXiv.


Our Publication on Gravitationally induced phase shift on a single photon was highlighted in New Journal of Physics.

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