Quantum Alliance News & Events

This pages features news, events, and press releases from the Quantum Alliance, as well as from each of the participating institutions (each element is marked accordingly). Check this page regularly for the latest updates.


Center for IQST holds IQST Day online

The annual event brings together the IQST community to share the latest advancements in quantum science and technology and to strengthen our network. The program includes exciting keynote talks from academia and science highlight talks by IQST early-career researchers.

12 October | IQST

Bayern wagt den Quantensprung

Die Bayerische Staatsregierung legt zur Förderung der Quantenwissenschaften und -technologien (QWT) mit etwa 120 Millionen EUR in den nächsten 2 Jahren einen wichtigen Grundstein für die Zukunftstechnologien in Bayern.

14 September 2020 | MCQST

Scientists working on a laser tabletop in ne of the quantum research laboratories at LMU München. © Jan Greune / MCQST
Prof. Bernhard Roth (right), Managing Director of the Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT) and member of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hannover with his research assistant Christoph Wetzel (left) in the laboratory with blue-green algae samples. ©: Sonja Smalian/PhoenixD

Team of Hannover Physicists Develops Rapid Mobile Test for the Detection of Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Scientists of Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) are part of a research project to achieve significant financial savings in water testing - waterworks, municipalities and bathing lake operators are to benefit.

12 August 2020 | PhoenixD

Driven Topology

Physicists from LMU München and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics together with an international team succeeded in realizing a novel genuine time-dependent topological system with ultracold atoms in periodically-driven optical honeycomb lattices.

10 July 2020 | MCQST

Artistic representation of topological energy bands in engineered quantum system via periodic driving. Topological energy bands can be realized in engineered quantum system via periodic driving. Their topological properties transcend those of undriven settings and can be characterized by winding numbers, which now have been revealed in a cold atom experiment. © Christoph Hohmann (LMU München / MCQST)
The illustration shows two superfluids separated by a barrier. Their wave nature allows the superfluid particles to oscillate back and forth between the two sides. © Electron Studios, UHH, Moritz

A "breath of nothing" provides a new perspective on superconductivity

Scientists from Universität Hamburg and the Cluster of Excellence "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" have succeeded in observing strong evidence of superfluidity in a central model system, a two-dimensional gas cloud for the first time.

9 July 2020 | CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter

Research in Germany - Virtual Career Fair

Are you a junior researcher in the field of QST and looking for your next career step? Then visit the the Quantum Alliance booth at the international online career fair organized by Research in Germany on July 7th.

7 July 2020 | Quantum Alliance

Close-up of person wearing red sneakers climbing metal stairs.

Munich Conference on Quantum Science and Technology 2020

The annual event brings together the MCQST community with international guests in academia and industry to strengthen the exchange of ideas and discuss the latest advancements in quantum science and technology.

6 -8 July 2020 | MCQST

Night panoramic view of Munich's old town. © Joerg Lutz
Graphic representation of trapped and freely moving excitons and electrons. © UHH/Schmelcher, MPQ München

Playing billiards with excitons – a milestone towards quantum simulators

In a collaboration of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Munich with colleagues at Universität Hamburg and ETH Zürich, scientists completed a work that can explain a successful quantum simulation of certain properties of an ultra-flat semiconductor.

18 June 2020 | CUI:Advanced Imaging of Matter & MCQST

Digital illustration of particles and waves. © Pixabay

Mit Wumms ins Zeitalter der Quantentechnologien

Die Quantum Alliance begrüßt die richtungsweisende Initiative der Bundesregierung zur Förderung der Quantentechnologien im Rahmen des Konjunkturpakets.

15 June 2020 | Quantum Alliance

Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics 2020 goes to Valery Rubakov

The Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics is one of the highest endowed awards for physics in Germany. The prize will be awarded to Rubakov in November in Hamburg by the Joachim Herz Foundation in cooperation with...

15 June 2020 | CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter

Valery Rubakov. © Personal Archive
Peter Schmelcher. © CUI / Peter Garten

New international research network on quantum dynamics

Quantum dynamics in physics and chemistry is the focus of an international research network that has been recently established. The theory group at the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies at Universität Hamburg plays a key role in this newly founded network.

19 May 2020 | CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter

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