MCQST Colloquium: Elke Neu-Ruffing

18 June 2024
from 14:00 to 16:00

MCQST Colloquium | Elke Neu-Ruffing (Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität)

MCQST Colloquium

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MPI of Quantum Optics | Herbert Walther Lecture Hall

Hans-Kopferman-Straße 1



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The MCQST Colloquium Series features interdisciplinary talks given by visiting international speakers. The monthly colloquium covers topics spanning all MCQST research units and will be broadcast live via Zoom for audiences worldwide. The main goal of the series is to create the framework for idea exchange, to strengthen links with QST leading groups worldwide, as well as to act as an integral part of the local educational environment.

MCQST Colloquium: Elke Neu-Ruffing

We are excited to invite you to the colloquium talk by Elke Neu-Ruffing (Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität).


14:00 | Teaser talk by Nick von Grafenstein (TUM) on "Optical magnetic resonance imaging with NV-diamonds"

14:15 | Coffee break

14:30 | Colloquium talk by Elke Neu-Ruffing on “Novel approaches to nanoscale sensing using color centers in diamond”

Novel approaches to nanoscale sensing using color centers in diamond

Individual, luminescent point defects are stable, atomically small quantum systems. Such individual quantum systems are extremely sensitive sensors, e.g., for magnetic fields. Their strength is to harness quantum mechanics for ultimate sensitivity and versatility while simultaneously boosting spatial resolution in imaging. The talk summarizes our recent research in nanoscale quantum sensing using individual point defects as well as novel sensing approaches, e.g., via optical near fields.

About Elke Neu-Ruffing

Elke Neu-ruffing studied physics at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany), with a focus on quantum optics and molecular physics. In 2012 she finished her PhD in physics at Saarland University (Germany) in the group of Prof. Christoph Becher working on quantum optics with diamond, i.e. using individual color centers as sources of single photons. As a PostDoc in the group of Prof. Patrick Maletinsky at Basel University (Switzerland), she broadened her research expertise to scanning probe magnetometry with color centers in diamond. From 2015 till 2019 she led a junior research group funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research at Saarland University pursuing the applications of diamond scanning probes in the Life Sciences. Since February 2020 she leads the research group on biophysics and quantum sensing at RPTU Kaiserslautern and has been tenured to full professor in 2022.

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Meeting ID: 998 9779 8115, Passcode: mcqst2024

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