Deconvolution paper on arxiv


I submitted a simulation paper last week and it is now availeble on arxiv:

This project started during the C19-lockdowns in which our labs were closed. We simulated quantum gas microscope data and studied the limitations of single atom imaging. We compared analysis techniques and discovered the best way to retrieve the locations of the atoms in a lattice.

Our optical elevator is on arxiv!


Last month we submitted a paper from my time in Paris describing the experiment I helped to build.
“An optical elevator for precise delivery of cold atoms using an acousto-optical deflector”

First paper of 2021 submitted


We recently submitted a paper for review from our Caesium experiment:
This is gearing up to be a fruitful year with manuscripts from other experiments on Rb, K and simulated atoms also on their way….

Started postdoc at ENS


Today I started my new postdoc job in Paris at LKB (Lhomond) with Jakob Reichel and Romain Long. I will join their group for the next two years and hope to combine their special fiber cavities with an single atom microscope such that we can study and control strongly interacting chains atoms.

Our hope it to learn more about entanglement in strongly interacting systems by having control over individual atoms in the cavity enhanced lattice.

PhD thesis finished


I handed in my PhD thesis titled “Nanoscale magnetic atom chips for quantum simulation” today. All information on the defence will be availeble at

If you want to read the thesis already feel free to send me an email.

Personal website online


Welcome to my personal webpage. Now that I have finished my PhD and no longer work at the University of Amsterdam it was time to create my own website. Feel free to have a look around.