The Theoretical Quantum Optics group is embedded in a diverse and lively research environment at TU Darmstadt. The focus of the Department of Physics lies on Modern Optics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Each topic is the subject of both theoretical and experimental research. The Institute of Applied Physics, where the group is located, specializes among others in Modern Optics, so that its research areas fit perfectly into the institute and allow for a multitude of collaborations. Furthermore, there are some links to the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics and the Institute of Nuclear Physics, especially with respect to quantum gases and quantum systems. Additional connections and collaborations with other research groups and universities exist, partly formalized by a Mercator Fellowship of Enno Giese in connection with the SFB 1227 DQ-mat of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig and the Leibniz Universität Hannover. Furthermore, the research group is involved in several national research projects, which enable diverse collaborations with extraordinary experimental platforms.

With the focus of the Institute of Applied Physics on quantum technologies, quantum metrology, quantum communication, quantum information processing and quantum optics as well as the research area Modern Optics of the Department of Physics, the TU Darmstadt represents the ideal environment for the Theoretical Quantum Optics group.