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Technology for People

Our mission is "technology for people". Through our research we "develop scientific excellence",
through our teaching we "enhance comprehensive competence".

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

Für den anderen Atomzustand bewegt sich Licht im Kreisverkehr gegen den Uhrzeigersinn

A Nano-Roundabout for Light

09.12.2016

At TU Wien, it was possible to create a nanoscale optical element that regulates the flow of light particles at the intersection of two glass fibers like a roundabout. A single atom was used to control the light paths.


Geraldine Fitzpatrick

Geraldine Fitzpatrick selected as ACM Distinguished Member

06.12.2016

Prestigious distinction for the Head of the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology


Ein künstlicher Diamant unter dem optischen Mikroskop. Da der Diamant viele Stickstoff Fehlstellen enthält, fluoresziert er in roter Farbe.

New Quantum States for Better Quantum Memories

22.11.2016

How can quantum information be stored as long as possible? An important step forward in the development of quantum memories has been achieved by a research team of TU Wien.


Laserpulse werden auf eine Metallspitze geschossen und lösen Elektronen heraus.

Controlling Electrons in Time and Space

15.11.2016

Sharp metal needles can be used to emit electrons. A quantum effect opens up new possibilities of controlling electron emission with extremely high accuracy.


Ein Helium-Atom kann auf zwei verschiedene Arten ionisiert werden.

Two Paths at Once: Watching the Buildup of Quantum Superpositions

11.11.2016

Scientists observe how quantum superpositions build up in a helium atom within femtoseconds. Just like in the famous double-slit experiment, there are two ways to reach the final outcome.