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Prof. Dr. Johannes Deiglmayr

Wiss. Mitarbeiter (Außerplanmäßiger Professor)

Linnéstraße 5, Room 513
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32652


Prof. Dr. Johannes Deiglmayr is head of the division for quantum optics of the Felix-Bloch institute of the University of Leipzig.


  • since 11/2020
    Appointment as associate professor at the University of Leipzig.
  • since 04/2019
    Head of division at the University of Leipzig
  • 01/2011 - 03/2019
    PostDoc and group leader at the ETH Zürich
  • 12/2009 - 12/2010
    PostDoc at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
  • 06/2006 - 11/2009
    PhD in a cotutelle at Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg and Université Paris-Sud (Orsay)

My group investigates long-range interactions between atoms in the gas phase. To this end we cool atomic gases down to temperature of a few mikrokelvin and then bring them by laser excitation into a highly-excited electronic state (Rydberg atom). In this state, the atoms start to interact strongly with other atoms and their environment. We study exotic molecular binding mechanisms arising from these interactions and the complex many-body dynamics of out-of-equilibrium systems.

  • Experimental physics 4 - molecular, particle, and nuclear physics (Since summer 2020)

    Lectures about Molecular Physics:

    • Models of chemical binding
    • Adiabatic approximations
    • Molecular orbital theory (LCAO)
    • Rotational and vibrational spectroscopy
    • Electronic spectroscopy
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • Advanced topics

  • Experimentalphysik 5 (Lehramt) - Molecular and solid state physics 1 (summer 2021)

    Molecular Physics 1

    1. Mechanical properties
    2. Molecules in electric and magnetic fields
    3. Mass spectrometry
    4. Molecular spectra
    5. Large molecules, biomolecules, super molecules

    Solid State Physics 1

    1. Crystal structures
    2. Diffraction on periodic structures
    3. "Free" electrons in solids and band structures
    4. semiconductors

  • Experimentalphysik 6 (Lehramt) - Molecular and solid state physics 2 (winter 2020)

    Molecular Physics 2:

    1. Chemical bond theory
    2. Quantum mechanical treatment of molecular spectra
    3. Interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation
    4. Magnetic resonance

    Solid State Physics 2:

    1. Dynamics of crystal structures
    2. Thermal properties
    3. Electronic band structure
    4. Dielectric and magnetic properties (superconductivity)
  • Module quantum matter (Since winter 2019)

    This module presents important experiments of modern atomic physics, covering

    • Cooling of atomic gases to few nanokelvin
    • Atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases
    • BEC-BCS cross over and quantum thermodynamics
    • Atoms in optical lattices: quantum simulation of Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonians
    • Hybrid atom-solid-state systems
    • Precision measurements using atomic sensors: electro-magnetism, gravitation and fundamental Constants
  • Master seminar quantum optics (Since winter 2020)

    In the form of a seminar, the students get to know advanced topics of quantum optics. These include e.g. quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, laser cooling of atoms and molecules, electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), resonator quantum electrodynamics (Circuit and Cavity QED), quantum point contacts, exciton-polariton condensates and single photon sources.