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Quantum Vacuum Phenomena

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The quantum vacuum as the ground state of Nature supports a multitude of properties that are induced by ubiquitous quantum fluctuations. In principle, these properties can be tested in experiments, e.g., with the help of strong fields or other quantities that influence the fluctuations.

We investigate quantum vacuum phenomena that will become accessible in present or future experiments. In particular, modern high intensity lasers are about to pave the way to new investigations of fundamental physics questions. With lasers, complementary to particle accelerators, the fundamental properties of Nature can be studied at the microscopic quantum level.

Our research group investigates these new possibilities theoretically within the framework of quantum field theory. Our goal is to identify novel signatures and observables of elementary physical processes in high-intensity laser fields, to develop the necessary theoretical methods and to propose concrete experimental scenarios for the detection of quantum vacuum phenomena.

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Gies, Holger, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Professur für Gravitationstheorie
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+49 3641 9-47190
Abbeanum, Room 302
Fröbelstieg 1
07743 Jena
H. Gies
Karbstein, Felix, Dr
Lehrstuhl für Quantentheorie
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+49 3641 9-47607
Room 207
Fröbelstieg 3
07743 Jena
F. Karbstein
Fritzsche, Stephan, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
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+49 3641 9-47606
Room 204
Fröbelstieg 3
07743 Jena
Prof. Dr. Stephan Fritzsche
Wipf, Andreas, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Lehrstuhl für Quantentheorie
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Phone
+49 3641 9-47130
Abbeanum, Room 313a
Fröbelstieg 1
07743 Jena
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wipf, Dean
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