Bernien studies quantum many-body physics and quantum information processing, and seeks to develop new ways of engineering large, complex quantum systems. Prof. Bernien has had research published in numerous journals, including Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Bernien Lab focuses on finding answers to the questions: How can we scale fully controlled quantum systems from the current few-particle level to many particles? How can we study the fascinating effects that arise from the increased complexity in these systems? How can these phenomena be utilized for quantum technology? The lab combines techniques from quantum control and quantum optics with ultracold atoms and nanotechnology in order to develop new ways of engineering large, fully controlled quantum systems and studying the phenomena that arise in such systems.