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MCQST Member Receives 2022 Helmholtz Prize

Nathalie Picqué of MCQST receives the 2022 Helmholtz Prize for Applied Metrology with Edoardo Vicentini

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Max Planck Scientists Found planqc to Build Highly Scalable Quantum Computer

Quantum computing startup planqc today announced a financing round of EUR 4.6 million to develop a highly scalable quantum computer operating at room temperature that is based on atoms trapped in optical lattices.

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MCQST Colloquium: Markus Oberthaler

MCQST Colloquium | Markus Oberthaler - Professor at the University of Heidelberg

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Munich Conference on QST 2022

MCQST2022 brings together the Munich quantum community with international invited guests in academia and industry for three days of talks and poster sessions.

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Research News

Topological phase detected in spin chains

In a special arrangement of atomic spins, Max Planck physicists have measured the properties of the so-called Haldane phase in an experiment. To do so, they used a quantum mechanical trick.

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Quantum Magnets in Motion

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in observing a new transport phenomenon in spin chains under the microscope - with surprising results: the movement in the quantum world resembles certain phenomena known from everyday life like the shape of coffee stains on a tablecloth.

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When quantum particles fly like bees

A quantum system consisting of only 51 charged atoms can assume more than two quadrillion different states. Calculating the system's behavior is a piece of cake for a quantum simulator. Researchers from TUM have now shown how these systems can be described using equations from the 18th century.

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More efficiency for optical quantum gates

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics succeeded in massively improving the performance of a component that is crucial to optical quantum systems.

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The Cluster of Excellence Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) comprises over 60 research groups from disciplines like physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, material science and chemistry, covering all areas of quantum science and technology from basic research to applications.

The core goal of MCQST is to discover and understand the novel and unifying concepts in the interdisciplinary research fields of Quantum Science and Technology (QST). The cluster aims to make QST tangible and to develop the extraordinary applications within reach by building next-generation quantum devices.


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