Damir Aumiler is an atomic physicist focused on laser-matter interaction studies. In his work he uses lasers to study atoms and molecules employing scientific techniques that span from laser microscopy and ultrafast spectroscopy to laser cooling and trapping of atoms. The latter being the technique behind preparing samples of ultracold atoms – the coldest places in the Universe, and an ideal scientific playground for the development of new Quantum Technologies, including quantum sensors and quantum communication.
He is the project manager of the National strategic research infrastructure project Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques (CALT). With an investment of 16 million Euros from the ERDF, CALT aims to become a regional centre of interdisciplinary laser-based research.