General goals of research:

  • Development of novel theory and experimental techniques in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
  • Applications to structural studies of biopolymers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as quantum computing.

NMR is the most powerful method to study molecules in solution. The development of new techniques makes it possible to significantly increase the resolution and sensitivity of crucial NMR experiments, in particular for applications to biological macro molecules such as proteins or nucleic acids.

Furthermore, NMR is an ideal test ground for the development and experimental demonstration of fundamental concepts in the emerging techniques of quantum information processing and the control of quantum phenomena in general.

Working Group

ExQM - PhD Programme of Excellence

ExQM (Exploring Quantum Matter): The Munich based international PhD-program of excellence is part of the Bavarian network of Excellence (ENB).

QUSCo – Quantum-enhanced Sensing via Quantum Control

MCQST - Munich Center for Quantum Science & Technology

MQV - Munich Quantum Valley

Selected Publications:

  • Continuous Phase-Space Representations for Finite-Dimensional Quantum States and their Tomography (249) B. Koczor, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser arXiv:1711.07994 [quant-ph] (2019).
  • Continuous Phase Spaces and the Time Evolution of Spins: Star Products and Spin-Weighted Spherical Harmonics (242)
    B. Koczor, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser J. Phys. A: Mathematical and Theoretical 52, 055302/1-30 (2019).
  • Visualizing Operators of Coupled Spin Systems, A. Garon, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser, Phys. Rev. A 91, 042122 (2015); free reprint: arXiv 1409.5417.
  • Link: See additional information and Spin Drops video
  • Spin Drops, N. J. Glaser, M. Tesch, S. J. Glaser, Version 2.1
  • Ultrashort Broadband Cooperative Pulses for Multidimensional Biomolecular NMR Experiments (239)
    S. Asami, W. Kallies, J. C. Günther, M. Stavropoulou, S. J. Glaser, M. Sattler Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 14498-14502 (2018).
  • Overcoming Volume Selectivity of Dipolar Recoupling in Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy (238)
    Z. Tošner, R. Sarkar, J. Becker-Baldus, C. Glaubitz, S. Wegner, F. Engelke, S. J. Glaser, B. Reif Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 14514-14518 (2018).
  • The Quantum Technologies Roadmap: A European Community View (234)
    A. Acín, I. Bloch, H. Buhrman, T. Calarco, C. Eichler, J. Eisert, D. Esteve, N. Gisin, S. J. Glaser, F. Jelezko, S. Kuhr, M. Lewenstein, M. F. Riedel, P. O. Schmidt, R. Thew, A. Wallraff, I. Walmsley, F. K. Wilhelm  New J. Phys. 20, 080201 (2018).
  • Optimal Control of an Inhomogeneous Spin Ensemble Coupled to a Cavity (233)
    Q. Ansel, S. Probst, P. Bertet, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny
    Phys. Rev. A 98, 023425 (2018).
  • Wigner Process Tomography: Visualization of Spin Propagators and their Spinor Properties (231)
    D. Leiner, S. J. Glaser
    Phys. Rev. A 98, 012112
  • Cooperative Broadband Spin Echoes through Optimal Control (228)
    W. Kallies, S. J. Glaser
    J. Magn. Reson. 286, 115-137 (2018).
  • Wigner Tomography of Operators in Multi-Qubit Systems (227)
    D. Leiner, R. Zeier, S. J. Glaser
    Phys. Rev A96, 063413/ 1-14 (2017)
  • Optimizing Fingerprinting Experiments for Parameter Identification: Application to Spin Systems (226)
    Q. Ansel, M. Tesch, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny
    Phys. Rev. A96, 053419/1-9 (2017)
  • An Optimal control approach to Design Entire Relaxation Dispersion Experiments (221)
    T. T. Nguyen, S. J. Glaser
    J. Magn. Reson. 282, 142-153 (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.07.010
  • Exact Bradband Excitation of Two-Level Systems: Mapping Spins to Springs (220)
    J.-S. Li, J. Ruths, S. J. Glaser
    Nature Comm. 8, 466/ 1-5 (2017), DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-00441-7
  • Perspectives of Shaped Pulses for EPR Spectroscopy (219)
    P. E. Spindler, P. Schöps, W. Kallies, S. J. Glaser. T. F. Prisner
    J. Magn. Reson 280, 30-35 (2017)
  • Linking the Rotation of a Rigid Body to the Schrödinger Equation: The Quantum Tennis Racket Effect and Byond (218)
    L. Van Damme, D. Leiner, P. Mardesić, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny
    Sci. Rep. 7, 3998/ 1-8 (2017)
  • Imaging of pH in vivo using hyperpolarized 13C-labelled zymonic acid (215)
    Stephan Düwel, Christian Hundshammer, Malte Gersch, Benedikt Feuerecker, Katja Steiger, Achim Buck, Axel Walch, Axel Haase, Steffen J. Glaser, Markus Schwaiger & Franz Schilling
    Nature Communications 8, 15126 (2017), doi:10.1038/ncomms15126
  • Gradient Ascent Pulse Engineering for Rapid Exchange Saturation Transfer (201)
    G. Rancan, T. T. Nguyen, S. J. Glaser,
    J. Magn. Reson. 252, 1-9 (2015).
  • Training Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Optimal Control (199)
    S. J. Glaser, U. Boscain, T. Calarco, C. P. Koch, W. Kockenberger, R. Koslo , I. Kuprov, B. Luy,S. Schirmer, T. Schulte-Herbruggen, D. Sugny, F. K. Wilhelm,
    Eur. Phys. J. D. 69, 279/1-24 (2015) .
  • Visualization and Analysis of Modulated Pulses in Magnetic Resonance by Joint Time-Frequency Representations (196)
    S. S. Köcher, T. Heydenreich, S. J. Glaser,
    J. Magn. Reson. 249, 63-71 (2014).
  • Concurrently Optimized Cooperative Pulses in Robust Quantum Control: Application to Broadband Ramsey-Type Pulse Sequence Elements (195)
    M. Braun, S. J. Glaser,
    New J. Phys. 16, 115002 (2014).
  • Next-Generation Heteronuclear Decoupling for High-Field Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy (188)
    F. Schilling, L. R. Warner, N. I. Gershenzon, T. E. Skinner, M. Sattler, S. J. Glaser,
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4475-4479 (2014).
  • Understanding the Global Structure of Two-Level Quantum Systems with Relaxation: Vector Fields, Magic Plane and Steady-State Ellipsoid, M. Lapert, E. Assémat, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. A 88, 033407 (2013).
  • Chemical Shift Correlations from Hyperpolarized NMR using a single SHOT, G. Zhang, F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser, C. Hilty, Analytical Chemistry 85, 2875-2881 (2013).
    Time-Optimal Control of SU(2) Quantum Operations (187)
    A. Garon, S. J. Glaser, and D. Sugny,
    Phys. Rev. A 88, 043422 (2013).
  • DAC-Board Based X-Band EPR Spectrometer with Arbitrary Waveform Control (184)
    T. Kaufmann, J. M. Franck, T. J. Keller, R. P. Barnes, S. J. Glaser, J. M. Martinis, S. Han,
    J. Magn. Reson. 235, 95-108 (2013).
  • Time-Optimal Control of Spin 1/2 Particles with Dissipative and Radiation Damping Effects (183)
    M. Lapert, E. Assémat, Y. Zhang, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny,
    Phys. Rev. A 87, 043417 (2013).
  • Chemical Shift Correlations from Hyperpolarized NMR using a single SHOT (178)
    G. Zhang, F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser, C. Hilty,
    Analytical Chemistry 85, 2875-2881 (2013).
  • Exploring the Limits of Broadband 90° and 180° Universal Rotation Pulses (176)
    K. Kobzar, S. Ehni, T. E. Skinner, S. J. Glaser, B. Luy,
    J. Magn. Reson. 225, 142-160 (2012). DOI:
  • Tailored Real-Time Scaling of Heteronuclear Couplings (174)
    F. Schilling, S. J. Glaser,
    J. Magn. Reson. 223, 207-218 (2012). DOI:
  • Slice-Selective Broadband Refocusing Pulses for the Robust Generation of Crushed Spin-Echoes (173)
    M. A. Janich, M. A. McLean, R. Noeske, S. J. Glaser,R. F. Schulte,
    J. Magn. Reson. 223, 129-137 (2012).
  • Optimal Control Pulses for Increased Excitation Bandwidth in EPR (168)
    P. E. Spindler, Y. Zhang, B. Endeward, N. Gershenzon, T. E. Skinner , S. J. Glaser, T. F. Prisner,
    J. Magn. Reson. 218, 49-58 (2012).
  • Optimal Control Design of Band-Selective Excitation Pulses that Accommodate Relaxation and RF Inhomogeneity (167)
    T. E. Skinner, N. I. Gershenzon, M. Nimbalkar, S. J. Glaser,
    J. Magn. Reson. 217, 53-60 (2012).
  • Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at High Magnetic Fields in Liquids (165)
    C. Griesinger, M. Bennati, H. M. Vieth, C. Luchinat, G. Parigi, P. Höfer, F. Engelke, S. J. Glaser, V. Denysenkov, T. F. Prisner,
    Prog. NMR Spectrosc. 64, 4-28 (2012).
  • Robust Slice-Selective Broadband Refocusing Pulses (159)
    M. A. Janich, R. F. Schulte, M. Schwaiger, S. J. Glaser,
    J. Magn. Reson. 213, 126-135 (2011).
  • Second Order Gradient Ascent Pulse Engineering (158)
    P. de Fouquieres, S. G. Schirmer, S. J. Glaser, I. Kuprov,
    J. Magn. Reson. 212, 412-417 (2011).
  • Optimal Control for Generating Quantum Gates in Open Dissipative Systems (155)
    T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, Spörl, N. Khaneja, S. J. Glaser,
    Phys. Rev. B 44, 154013 (2011).
  • Cooperative Pulses, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 207, 114-123 (2010).
  • Optimal Control Methods in NMR Spectroscopy, N. C. Nielsen, C. Kehlet, S. J. Glaser, N. Khaneja, Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (2010).
  • Singular Extremals for the Time-Optimal Control of Dissipative Spin 1/2 Particles, M. Lapert, Y. Zhang, M. Braun, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 083001 (2010).
  • Heteronuclear Decoupling by Optimal Tracking, J. L. Neves, B. Heitmann, N. Khaneja, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 201, 7-17 (2009).
  • Optimal Control of Coupled Spin Dynamics: Design of NMR Pulse Sequences by Gradient Ascent Algorithms, N. Khaneja, T. Reiss, C. Kehlet, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 172, 296-305.
  • Broadband Relaxation-Optimized Polarization Transfer in Magnetic Resonance, N. Khaneja, J.-S. Li, C. Kehlet, B. Luy, S. J. Glaser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 14742-14747 (2004).
  • Boundary of Quantum Evolution under Decoherence, N. Khaneja, B. Luy, S. J. Glaser, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 13162-13166 (2003). Background information: (click here)
  • Spins Swing Like Pendulums Do: An Exact Classical Model for TOCSY Transfer in Systems of Three Isotropically Coupled Spins 1/2 R. Marx, S. J. Glaser, J. Magn. Reson. 164, 338-342 (2003). Background information: [click here]
  • Approaching Five-Bit NMR Quantum Computing, R. Marx, A. F. Fahmy, J. M. Myers, W. Bermel, and S. J. Glaser, Phys. Rev. A 62, 012310-1-8 (2000). (See additional information and media reports)
  • Unitary Control in Quantum Ensembles, Maximizing Signal Intensity in Coherent Spectroscopy, S. J. Glaser, T. Schulte-Herbrüggen, M. Sieveking, O. Schedletzky, N. C. Nielsen, O. W. Sørensen, and C. Griesinger, Science 280, 421-424 (1998). (See additional information)
  • Homonuclear and Heteronuclear Hartmann-Hahn Transfer in Isotropic Liquids, S. J. Glaser and J. J. Quant, Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance 19, 59-252 (1996), herausgegeben von W. S. Warren (Academic Press).

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