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MCQST News

News from the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) and its partner institutions.

This page features scientific news, press releases, scientific awards, press reviews, and other news and announcements from MCQST.

17 Jul 2024

Andreas Gritsch Wins the Nano Innovation Award

News | Scientific Awards

Andreas Gritsch wins the Nano Innovation Award for the creation of a novel experimental platform for quantum networks.

5 Jul 2024

Exzellent Erklärt Podcast: Quantum Simulation

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Monika Aidelsburger and Fabian Grusdt talk about quantum simulation on the "Exzellent Erklärt" podcast.

19 Jun 2024

Adam Kaufman is Awarded 2024 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

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Adam Kaufman will use the prestigious award for a research stay at the Aidelsburger group.

18 Jun 2024

A „Quantum“ Insight

Press Release | News

The new special exhibition ‘Light and Matter’ makes quantum physics tangible.

12 Jun 2024

MCQST Master's Awards 2023

News | Scientific Awards

The MCQST Master's Award recognizes the best Master's theses in quantum science and technology from the MCQST community.

12 Jun 2024

MCQST PhD Awards 2023

News | Scientific Awards

The MCQST PhD Award honors the best PhD theses in quantum science and technology selected from the MCQST community.

10 Jun 2024

A Glance at Edge Modes

Science News | Press Release

The Aidelsburger and Bloch groups recently observed and manipulated the peculiar states emerging at topological boundaries, the so-called edge modes. Results are featured in Nature Physics.

25 Apr 2024

Ignacio Cirac elected as an international member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

News | Science News

Professor Cirac, head of the Theory Division at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been invited to join the National Academy of Sciences as an international member. Membership in the NAS, a United States non-profit research society, is a prestigious honour, with new members elected based on outstanding contributions in their respective research fields. While the majority of members hold U.S. citizenship, up to 30 international members are elected annually. NAS members are “charged with providing independent, objective advice on matters related to science and technology”.

25 Apr 2024

Quantum Systems Out of Equilibrium

News | Science News

Theorists at MPQ are one step closer to understanding the evolution of quantum many body systems over time. The team formulated an algorithm to simulate the dynamics of quantum systems consisting of many particles out of equilibrium – a notoriously difficult task.

22 Apr 2024

Thomas Udem awarded ERC Advanced Grant

News | Scientific Awards

In the project H-SPECTR, scientists aim to measure the energies of selected transitions in the hydrogen atom with unprecedented precision.

18 Apr 2024

Mari Carmen Bañuls accepts a permanent W2 position

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Dr. Bañuls, MCQST RU-B co-coordinator, is launching her own W2 research group at MPQ.

15 Apr 2024

Nora Brambilla awarded ERC Advanced Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Nora Brambilla has been awarded the ERC Advanved Grant for her “EFT-XYZ” project, aimed at investigating new forms of matter.

13 Apr 2024

Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Drums, and Synchronized Swimming

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Three researchers took center stage at the MCQST Xamas Party offering insights into their research.

10 Apr 2024

Twisted Bilayer Graphene’s Gallery of Phases

News | Science News

The many phases of twisted bilayer graphene featured in an overview article in Physics Today.

21 Mar 2024

Aisha Aqeel is the “Female Physicist of the Week”

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Aisha Aqeel, junior group leader at MCQST and TUM, is featured as “Female Physicist of the Week” by the German Physical Society (DPG).

20 Mar 2024

Ignacio Cirac receives honorary doctorate from the University of Nebrija

News | Scientific Awards

His work on the principles and applications of quantum physics, such as in quantum information theory or the simulation of complex many-body systems, as well as his overall scientific achievements would contribute to revolutionising the world as we know it today, explained the university. It is the ninth honorary doctorate that Ignacio Cirac has been awarded to date.

20 Mar 2024

QlibriNANO Granted Prestigious European Innovation Council Transition Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Qlibri's receives up to €2.5 Million European Innovation Council (EIC) transition grant for their QlibriNANO project.

27 Feb 2024

Unveiling Secrets of Electron-Phonon Interactions

Press Release | News

A new study by an international team provides new insights into electron-phonon interactions occurring within bilayer graphene.

23 Feb 2024

Cal-Bay Quantum School: Boosting Scientific Collaboration

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BaCaTec funds a week-long summer school, promoting research and educational collaboration between Bavaria and California.

5 Feb 2024

Aisha Aqeel is Awarded Emmy Noether Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Asiha Aqeel is awarded 1.9 million euros in research funding through the German Research Council (DFG) Emmy Noether program.

1 Feb 2024

Chemistry Takes an Ultracold Turn

Press Release | Science News

Researchers create tetratomic supermolecules at a so far unprecedented low-temperature - a scientific breakthrough with implications for research into ultracold chemistry and quantum materials.

29 Jan 2024

Amanda Young Featured in The UC Davis Newsletter

MCQST in Media | News | Munich Quantum Alumni

MCQST alumna, Amanda Young, has been featured in the UC Davis Mathematics Newsletter.

8 Jan 2024

Jad C. Halimeh Awarded Emmy Noether Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Jad C. Halimeh is awarded 1.5 million euros in research funding through the German Research Council (DFG) Emmy Noether program.

5 Jan 2024

GALaQSci: Quantum Physics for Everyone!

Press Release | News

GALaQSci uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to playfully render the quantum world accessible.

14 Dec 2023

Monika Aidelsburger launches new research group at MPQ

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The internationally renowned expert in controlled quantum systems launches the "Engineered Quantum Systems" research group at MPQ.

14 Dec 2023

Dmitri Efetov is Awarded The Leibniz Prize

News | Scientific Awards

Dmitri Efetov obtains premier research award in Germany for his work on graphene.

8 Dec 2023

Quantum Minutes: How can drums help build the quantum internet?

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In the Quantum Minutes video series, scientists open up their laboratories and workspaces to curious minds to discover the fascinating research undertaken within MCQST.

24 Nov 2023

Spin-Based Quantum Technology In a 2D Material

Science News | Press Release

Researchers made a significant milestone by using spin defects as optically active quantum bits (qubits) in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), a well-known 2D material.

21 Nov 2023

Stern Gerlach Medal for Immanuel Bloch

News | Scientific Awards

The award honours Immanuel Bloch's pioneering research on quantum simulations.

21 Nov 2023

Midterm Report: Fostering Collaborative Excellence

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Report summarizing MCQST's achievements during its initial four years of activity.

21 Nov 2023

Vibrating Nanostrings

MCQST in Media | News

MCQST member and RU-E co-coordinator, Eva Weig discusses her work on developing new micrometer quantum systems in a new article in Research in Bavaria.

20 Nov 2023

Quantum internet: "The biggest problem is data loss"

Science News | News

Researchers around the world are working on a network which could connect quantum computers over long distances. Andreas Reiserer explains the challenges which have to be mastered and how atoms captured in crystals can help.

3 Nov 2023

Call for Applications: 2024 PhD Positions

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Apply now for fully funded PhD fellowships in Quantum Science and Technology.

30 Oct 2023

PhD Survival Tips: Community & Job Search

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MCQST & IMPRS-QST alumni and experienced students offer tips on how to survive and thrive in your PhD journey!

30 Oct 2023

Call for Applications: MCQST Postdoc Fellowships

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Apply now for the START Fellowship & Distinguished Postdoc Fellowship!

24 Oct 2023

A miniature magnetic resonance imager made of diamond

Press Release | News

Quantum sensors make microscale NMR spectroscopy possible

16 Oct 2023

Ignacio Cirac receives first La Vanguardia Prize

News | Scientific Awards

Ignacio Cirac received the first La Vanguardia Prize in the category "Innovation" - presented by the King of Spain.

4 Oct 2023

“Quantum computers will lead to previously unknown applications”

MCQST in Media | News

Barbara Kraus, head of the Chair of Quantum Algorithms and Applications at TUM and MCQST member, is featured in the "NewIn" series.

9 Sept 2023

Quantum Future Academy: Young Researchers Reunite in Munich

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For the second part of the QFA 2023, students from Israel and Germany reunite in Munich to discover the local thriving quantum ecosystem.

11 Aug 2023

A Quantum Summer in Munich

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Summer Bachelor Program kicks-off: 16 students embarked on a one-month journey of quantum research and cultural exchange.

2 Aug 2023

MCQST Master's Awards 2022

News | Scientific Awards

The MCQST Master's Award recognizes the best Master's theses in quantum science and technology from the MCQST community.

26 Jul 2023

Exciton Ensembles Manifest Coherence

Science News | News

Exciting new results show that coherent light emission from excitons in a 2D-material structure could inspire new quantum-technology applications.

20 Jul 2023

MCQST PhD Awards 2022

News | Scientific Awards

The MCQST PhD Award honors the best PhD theses in quantum science and technology selected from the MCQST community.

26 Jun 2023

The Path to a Quantum Network

Press Release | Science News

Erbium atoms in silicon can be used to build quantum networks. Researchers have succeeded in taking an important step in this direction.

15 Jun 2023

Advancing Quantum Simulation of Lattice Gauge Theories with Ultracold Fermions

Press Release | Science News

A novel approach opens up new avenues for harnessing the capabilities of quantum simulators in the study of lattice gauge theories.

8 Jun 2023

Magnons Prefer a Sense of Rotation Dancing the Waltz

Science News | Press Release

A team of researchers demonstrated nonreciprocal behavior of magnons in an insulating antiferromagnet, allowing the development of nonreciprocal magnonic devices.

5 Jun 2023

Thouless Pumps: Unveiling the Remarkable Role of Topology in Quantum Systems

Science News | Press Release

A new review article sheds light on future directions for Thouless pumps and opens us new questions.

30 May 2023

A 40-year journey towards understanding the Duffing oscillator

Press Release | Science News

The longstanding discrepancy between the classical and quantum description of the nonlinear Duffing oscillator finally resolved by studying the quantum dynamics of a model system consisting of a tunable nonlinear superconducting resonator.

24 May 2023

Quantum Simulation: Chiral Spin Liquids and Non-Abelian Anyons

Press Release | Science News

New study suggests pathway toward investigating chiral spin liquids.

17 May 2023

Joannis Koepsell wins the Theodor Hänsch PhD Award 2022

News | Scientific Awards

Joannis Koepsell is awarded the Theodor Hänsch PhD prize from the LMU Faculty of Physics for his outstanding dissertation entitled “Quantum simulation of doped two-dimensional Mott insulators”.

4 May 2023

Mimicking Quantum Chemistry: Analogue quantum simulation of pseudomolecules

Press Release | Science News

Theorists develop a simplified experimental concept that could enable the first quantum simulations of chemistry.

24 Apr 2023

Immanuel Bloch honoured with “ZEISS Research Award”

News | Scientific Awards

Immanuel Bloch receives the award for his groundbreaking experimental research on quantum simulations with ultracold atoms.

19 Apr 2023

High-Temperature Superconductors Boost Next-Generation Quantum Technologies

Science News | Press Release

A team led by Dmitri Efetov demonstrate quantum detectors based on high-temperature (high-TC) superconductors.

29 Mar 2023

Nanophysics: The Right Twist

Press Release | News

Stacked layers of ultrathin semiconductor materials feature phenomena that can be exploited for novel applications. A team led by LMU physicist Alexander Högele has studied effects that emerge by giving two layers a slight twist.

13 Mar 2023

PhotonLab Wins Experiment of the Year

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PhotonLab wins LeLa "Experiment of the Year" award for the experiment "Lecker im Licht".

10 Mar 2023

Quantum meets Engineering

MCQST in Media | News

Rudolf Gross and Fabian Kronowetter of WMI contribute with articles on Quantum Sensing and Quantum Radar to the Rohde & Schwarz journal "Neues".

10 Mar 2023

Physics meets Philosophy: Dialogues on the Foundations

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Discussions between physicists and philosophers, exploring quantum gravity, cosmology, foundations of quantum mechanics, philosophy of physics.

2 Mar 2023

PhD Survival Tips: How to Navigate your PhD Journey

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MCQST & IMPRS-QST alumni and experienced students offer tips on how to survive and thrive in your PhD journey!

23 Feb 2023

MCQST Scientists Awarded Poster Prizes at QIP2023

News | Scientific Awards

Two out of the four poster prizes at QIP2023 go to MCQST scientists.

22 Feb 2023

Quantum Future Academy 2023: Young researchers visit Israel

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QFA2023 is a bi-national event, that offers students from Israel and Germany an exclusive insight into quantum technologies.

22 Feb 2023

A quantum switch for the world’s lightest mirror

Science News | Press Release

Physicists at MPQ have developed an optical mirror with a novel feature: a quantum switch consisting of a single atom.

15 Feb 2023

Matchmaking atoms into a new molecular Fermi gas

Press Release | Science News

Researchers create a degenerate Fermi gas of molecules by leveraging a quantum phase transition for the first time.

3 Feb 2023

Microwaves direct the interplay of waltzing molecules

Science News | Press Release

The existence of so-called super molecules has long been predicted theoretically. Now, Max Planck researchers managed for the first time to create the conditions for proving these exotic entities.

26 Jan 2023

Alexander Högele awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Alexander Högele and his team have been awarded the ERC Proof of Concept Grant for a project exploring novel photonic integrated circuits.

19 Jan 2023

Quantum simulator enables first microscopic observation of charge carriers pairing

Science News | Press Release

Researchers have monitored how, for the first time, holes (positive charge carriers) combined to form pairs in a solid-state model.

18 Jan 2023

The Magic Angle

Science News

LMU physicists have uncovered mysterious properties of twisted trilayer graphene.

22 Dec 2022

NISQ-Computer: Quantum entanglement can be a double-edged sword

Science News | Press Release

Theorists at MPQ have investigated the effects of error propagation on the quality of computations of classical optimisation problems on NISQ computers in a recent work.

11 Dec 2022

Lifting the Invisibility Cloak - Characterising the Absorption of Light in Quantum Emitters

Science News | Press Release

Researchers demonstrated that the minute light absorption of atomic defects in a 2D material can be made visible using a tailored optical resonator (cavity).

7 Dec 2022

Quantum Sensing meets Lab-on-a-Chip

Science News | Press Release

Researchers demonstrate that solid-state quantum sensors can be interfaced with microfluidics without compromising either technology, thus enabling novel capabilities within lab-on-a-chip devices.

29 Nov 2022

MCQST Scientist Receives 2022 Quantum Future Award

News | Scientific Awards

MCQST scientists recognized for outstanding work with high relevance to the field of quantum technology.

31 Oct 2022

New Hardware for Quantum Networking

News | Press Release

Researchers demonstrated that individual atoms in a thin crystalline slab can be resolved and individually controlled using light of a precisely adjusted color. This will enable the exchange of quantum information between them in order to create extended quantum networks.

27 Oct 2022

Georgi Dvali wins ERC Synergy Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Georgi Dvali has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council Synergy Grant for a project at the interface of quantum physics and general relativity.

19 Oct 2022

Apply Now: MCQST Postdoc Fellowships

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Call for Applications: START Fellowship & Distinguished Postdoc Fellowship

10 Oct 2022

Viviana Villafañe Featured on "insideQuantum" Podcast

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MCQST Distinguished Postdoc interviewed on podcast telling the human stories behind quantum

21 Sept 2022

Exploring new worlds

News | Scientific Awards

Physicist and MCQST Spokesperson Immanuel Bloch has been named Clarivate Citation Laureate for his pioneering research in the field of quantum simulation.

14 Sept 2022

Nathalie Picqué wins Falling Walls Award "Science Breakthrough of the Year"

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MCQST Member Nathalie Picqué has been honored with Science Breakthrough of the Year 2022 by the Falling Walls Foundation

5 Sept 2022

New Fur for the Quantum Cat

Science News | Press Release

New Fur for the Quantum Cat: Entanglement of many atoms in a quantum material discovered for the first time

1 Sept 2022

Precise Disorder

MCQST in Media | News

Dmitri Efetov's research on graphene featured in EINSICHTEN - The material graphene and a magic angle: physics with a new twist.

30 Aug 2022

Entangled Photons Tailor-Made

Science News | Press Release

Physicists at MPQ have managed to entangle more than a dozen photons efficiently and in a defined way; thus creating a basis for a new type of quantum computer.

22 Aug 2022

Carolina Burger is the “Female Physicist of the Week”

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Carolina Burger, PhD student in the Topology of Correlated Systems group at the TUM, is featured as “Female Physicist of the Week” by the German Physical Society (DPG).

12 Aug 2022

How Start-up planqc Wants to Be the First to Build Quantum Computers with Thousands of Qubits

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Can a start-up stand a chance against Google or IBM in the race for operable quantum computers? It certainly can, because so far it is not even clear which technology platform will prevail, and planqc from Munich is pursuing a different path than the tech giants.

12 Aug 2022

Exciting Times in Quantum Technologies

MCQST in Media | News

Prof. Immanuel Bloch and Dr. Thomas Renner discuss the cooperation of industry and science, which lasers and photonic solutions for quantum technology applications are currently in demand, and what developments we can expect to see in the future.

5 Aug 2022

Dmitri Efetov Receives the International Early Career Scientist Prize

News | Scientific Awards

Professor Dmitri Efetov has been awarded the Early Career Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics by IUPAP.

4 Aug 2022

Nearly 17 Million Euros Funding for Quantum Lighthouse Projects

Press Release | News

Bavaria as a top location for quantum computing and quantum technologies.

4 Aug 2022

A Roadmap for the Future of Quantum Simulation

Science News | Press Release

Leading researchers in quantum science have published a perspective article on the future of quantum simulation, a special form of quantum computing, in the current issue of Nature.

1 Aug 2022

Goldene Kreide Awarded to Rudolf Gross

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Goldene Kreide awarded to Rudolf Gross for excellence in teaching.

28 Jul 2022

Quantum Cryptography: Hacking Futile

Press Release | Science News

An international team led by Harald Weinfurter has successfully implemented an advanced form of quantum cryptography for the first time. Encryption is more secure against hacking attempts.

28 Jul 2022

A Nanokelvin Microwave Freezer for Molecules

Press Release | Science News

Researchers at MPQ have developed a new method to cool gases of polar molecules to near absolute zero. This paves the way for studying quantum effects of exotic forms of matter.

21 Jul 2022

MCQST PhD Awards 2021

News | Scientific Awards

The MCQST PhD Award honors the best PhD theses in quantum science and technology selected from the MCQST community.

11 Jul 2022

Record Entanglement of Quantum Memories

Press Release | Science News

Researchers have entangled two quantum memories over a 33-kilometer-long fiber optic connection – a record and an important step toward the quantum internet.

8 Jul 2022

Ignacio Cirac Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of A Coruña

News | Scientific Awards

Through his pioneering work in the field of quantum information theory, Ignacio Cirac is considered one of the most influential scientists of our time.

7 Jul 2022

Dmitri Efetov: Quantum Physics and Graphene

MCQST in Media | News

MCQST Member Dmitri Efetov discusses his research on graphene in a new article in Research in Bavaria. The remarkable material graphene is a material made of carbon atoms in a one-atom-thick layer, which can exhibit exciting properties such as superconductivity

1 Jul 2022

Alice in Quantum Land!

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With the new radio play series "Alice in Quantum Land", PhotonLab takes you on a fascinating journey into the mysterious world of quanta.

28 Jun 2022

Max Planck Scientists Found planqc to Build Highly Scalable Quantum Computer

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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.

3 Jun 2022

START Fellow Jasmin Meinecke Featured in Re:publica Festival

Science News

Dr. Jasmin Meinecke and Dr. Libby Heaney presents an introduction to to quantum technologies and a deep-dive into artistic and ethical responses to groundbreaking advances in quantum computing.

2 Jun 2022

Topological phase detected in spin chains

Press Release | Science News

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.

31 May 2022

MCQST Member Receives 2022 Helmholtz Prize

News | Scientific Awards

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

18 May 2022

Quantum Magnets in Motion

Press Release | Science News

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.

13 May 2022

When quantum particles fly like bees

Press Release | Science News

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.

13 May 2022

More efficiency for optical quantum gates

Press Release | Science News

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.

6 May 2022

Mikhail Lukin Explores the “New Frontier of Quantum”

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The Harvard physicist will give a series of talks in Munich in May as MCQST Distinguished Lecturer

14 Apr 2022

World Quantum Day: Join Us in the Lab!

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How do scientists make crystals that are only one atom thick? Join us for a virtual trip into the lab!

25 Mar 2022

Fit for quantum: Around one million euros for teaching in quantum technology

News | Press Release

The universities in Augsburg, Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Munich, Regensburg, and Würzburg will each receive 144,000 euros for their physics departments from the Hightech Agenda Bayern funds – State Minister of Science Blume: "Bavaria is a top location internationally for quantum technologies."

17 Mar 2022

ERC Advanced Grant for Nathalie Picqué

News | Scientific Awards

She is the first woman physicist in Germany in the field of atomic, molecular and optical physics to be awarded this renowned grant.

17 Mar 2022

MCQST Member Awarded ERC Grant

News | Scientific Awards

Prof. Phan Thành Nam has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.

14 Mar 2022

Award-winning Quantum Random Number Generator

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The MPQ Photonlab is once again awarded with the LeLa Prize of the Federal Association of German School Labs, this time in the category “experiment of the year”.

14 Mar 2022

Quantum Minutes: Why Should You Care About Quantum Computing?

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In the Quantum Minutes video series, scientists open up their laboratories and workspaces to curious minds to discover the fascinating research undertaken within MCQST.

4 Mar 2022

Waves on circular paths

Press Release | Science News

Magnetic excitations for information transfer without heat loss

27 Jan 2022

Foundation of the Munich Quantum Valley e.V.

News | Press Release

In the presence of Bavaria’s Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder, the Bavarian Science Minister Bernd Sibler and the Director General of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Dr. Sabine Jarothe, the founding document was signed at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities today by the presidents of the partner universities and scientific organizations.

26 Jan 2022

How to Apply for a Master's or PhD Program in Germany

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Learn how to apply for a graduate program in Munich: Germany's hub for quantum science and technology.

10 Jan 2022

Successful Quantum Teleportation at Microwave Frequencies

Press Release | Science News

A team headed by physicists from the Walther-Meißner-Institute has experimentally implemented quantum teleportation based on propagating microwave signals between distant locations, while preserving the fragile quantum nature of teleported states.

9 Jan 2022

Apply Now: MCQST Postdoc Fellowships

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START Fellowship & Distinguished Postdoc Fellowship

7 Jan 2022

New materials for quantum technologies

Press Release | Science News

Solids with special symmetries for quantum and spintronics applications

17 Dec 2021

QST Master’s Student Receives Grant to Develop Open-Source Quantum Compiler

News

Varun Seshadri, a student in the QST Master’s program, along with two undergraduate students from Simon Fraser University, has received a grant from the Unitary Fund to develop a lattice surgery quantum error correction compiler

16 Dec 2021

A Cold Pair of Mirrors Made Stable

Press Release | Science News

A team of scientists from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and attocube systems AG have engineered a Fabry-Pérot cavity at cryogenic temperatures under closed-cycle cooling conditions. The results have been published in PRX Quantum.

15 Dec 2021

Podcast Episode: Exzellent Erklärt

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MCQST scientists featured in the new podcast "Exzellent Erklärt"

9 Dec 2021

Quantum Minutes: Was Hawking Wrong About Black Holes?

News

In this series, scientists open up their laboratories and workspaces to curious minds to discover the fascinating research undertaken within MCQST.

9 Dec 2021

Call for Applications: 2022 PhD Positions

News

Apply now for fully funded PhD fellowships in Quantum Science and Technology.

2 Dec 2021

Twisting elusive quantum particles

Press Release | Science News

Quantum processor provides insights into exotic states of matter

30 Nov 2021

Apply Now: Mentoring Program for Women

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Master's students, PhDs, and Postdocs: Apply by 31. Dec!

12 Nov 2021

Immanuel Bloch Receives the Bavarian Maximilian Order

Press Release | Science News

Minister-President Markus Söder awards MCQST Speaker Immanuel Bloch the "Bavarian Nobel Prize"

8 Nov 2021

First Graduate of Master's in QST Program Completes Degree in Only One Year

News

Sirui Lu graduates from new Master’s program in Quantum Science and Technology (QST) of LMU and TUM in only one year

4 Nov 2021

A New Way to Fabricate Borophene Opens up Many Possibilities

Press Release | Science News

Researchers at TUM and UniBw M have developed a novel method to synthesize borophene using a molecular precursor – the first time a one-atom-thick mono-elemental material other than graphene has been created by an easily scalable approach.

13 Oct 2021

Novel quantum effect discovered in naturally occurring graphene

Press Release | Science News

International research team led by University of Göttingen finds atomically-thin carbon generates its own magnetic field

1 Oct 2021

Quantum Physics for Everyone: Silke Stähler-Schöpf and Berit Körbitzer in Interview

Press Release | Science News

Silke Stähler-Schöpf and Berit Körbitzer share why they believe education on quantum science and technology is for everyone

1 Oct 2021

When soap bubbles turn to soup

Press Release | Science News

With the help of high-resolution microscopy, scientists at MPQ successfully observed the transformation of a metal of magnetic polarons into a normal Fermi liquid.

28 Sept 2021

Quantum Minutes: Is a Perfect Cable Possible? - A Quantum Scientist Explains

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In this new series, scientists open up their labs to curious minds to reveal the fascinating quantum research at MCQST.

21 Sept 2021

Podcast Episode: Shaping the Future with Quantum

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MCQST Member Monika Aidelsburger is a guest on the latest episode of "SiblersDenkräume", the podcast of Bavarian Science Minister Bernd Sibler.

15 Sept 2021

Angela Merkel and Markus Söder express their support for the Munich Quantum Valley initiative

News

Visiting the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching near Munich, they learn about the current state of quantum research and its prospects for the future.

6 Sept 2021

MCQST Scientists Receive 2021 Quantum Future Awards

News | Scientific Awards

Three finalists from MCQST recognized for outstanding work with high relevance to the field of quantum technology.

2 Sept 2021

Quantum Minutes: Is a Perfect Cable Possible?

News

In this series, scientists open up their laboratories and workspaces to curious minds to discover the fascinating research undertaken within MCQST.

12 Aug 2021

Quantum Minutes: Quantum Cryptography - what is it really?

News

In this new series, scientists open up their laboratories and workspaces to curious minds to discover the fascinating research undertaken within MCQST.

4 Aug 2021

MCQST PhD Awards 2020

News | Scientific Awards

The MCQST PhD Award honors the best PhD theses in quantum science and technology selected from the MCQST community.

29 Jul 2021

Supporting Independence in Quantum Research

MCQST in Media | News

Discover the unique experiences of three of our excellent START fellows, as they share on their cutting-edge work in quantum science and technology, on the START Fellowship program, as well as their path to independence in an article published on Research in Bavaria webpage.

26 Jul 2021

Elegant quantum teleportation with only one single photon

Science News | Press Release

Scientists at MPQ succeed for the first time in teleporting quantum information encoded in an atomic qubit to a laboratory 60 meters away using just one single photon as a resource.

15 Jul 2021

Monika Aidelsburger is the “Female Physicist of the Week”

News

Monika Aidelsburger, LMU Professor and MCQST Member, is featured as “Female Physicist of the Week” by the German Physical Society (DPG).

30 Jun 2021

Professor Monika Aidelsburger wins Alfried Krupp Prize

News | Scientific Awards

MCQST members and LMU experimental physicist Monika Aidelsburger receives a research prize worth 1 million euros for her work on quantum optics.

17 Jun 2021

BMW supports new TUM endowed chair with 5.1 million euros

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Industrial application of quantum computers - We are excited to see the local quantum community and infrastructure continuously growing with exciting collaborations.

15 Jun 2021

Science in 360°: "High Precision Spectroscopy" lab tour

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Experience science in 360°: Derya Taray takes us through an imersive tour of the High Precision Spectroscopy lab at MPQ.

11 Jun 2021

QUANTisch for beginners

Press Release | News

QUANTA sets out to develop new ways and means to make the basic principles, opportunities, and uses of quantum technology accessible to a wider audience.

25 May 2021

Revealing Einstein’s “spooky action” without destroying it

Science News | Press Release

Physicists at MPQ and MCQST have developed a novel photonic instrument to non-destructively reveal the entanglement of two distant atomic qubits.

3 May 2021

QIP2021: latest breakthroughs in theoretical quantum information

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QIP 2021 was hosted by TUM and MCQST. The meeting featured exciting talks on the latest developments and breakthroughs in theoretical quantum information science and discussions of the state-of-the-art in industry in a new, virtual format.

29 Mar 2021

Tracking for quantum post

Press Release | Science News

A detector detects photons transporting qubits without destroying the quantum information.

15 Mar 2021

Science in 360°: "Single atoms in crossed optical fiber cavities" lab tour

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Experience science in 360°: Dominik Niemitz takes us through an imersive tour of the CavityX lab at MPQ.

1 Mar 2021

Erbium dopants in nanophotonic silicon waveguides on the Optica cover

Science News | News

"Erbium dopants in nanophotonic silicon waveguides" publication by a team of MPQ and MCQST researchers is featured on the cover of Optica.

15 Feb 2021

Robert König wins ERC Consolidator Grant

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Robert König, TUM professor and MCQST member, receives one of the prestigious Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project "Enhanced quantum information processing targeting the near term".

1 Feb 2021

A Bridge to the Quantum World

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Featured on the Research in Bavaria website: Monika Aidelsburger shares input on her exciting research and benefits of working in MCQST.

11 Jan 2021

Munich Quantum Valley – a leap forward for quantum science and technology

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Bavaria's leading scientists and universities kick off a new research initiative to promote quantum science and develop new quantum technologies.

16 Dec 2020

Precession squared: The rise of pseudospin

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A team of researchers including MCQST members have discovered an exciting method for controlling spin carried by quantized spin wave excitations in antiferromagnetic insulators.

15 Dec 2020

Looking into the unknown

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Unlocking the unsolved mysteries of physics and chemistry by using quantum simulators - interview with Monika Aidelsburger and Immanuel Bloch in Chip magazine.

20 Nov 2020

MCQST Researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

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MCQST is delighted to announce that three of our academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate.

5 Nov 2020

The dream of unlimited possibilities

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Featured in Süddeutsche Zeitung: Prof. Rudolf Gross and Prof. Stefan Filipp on strengthening Munich's position at the forefront of the global race to develop quantum computers.

5 Nov 2020

A Modem for the Quantum Internet

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Physicists at MPQ have developed an efficient modem for the future quantum internet.

27 Oct 2020

A Smooth Transition in a Quantum Gas with Impurities

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New Publication in Physics

13 Oct 2020

Janis Nötzel receives Best Paper Award at the CITS 2020

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Janis Nötzel receives Best Paper Award at the CITS 2020 for the paper "Entanglement-Enabled Communication".

24 Sept 2020

The Return of the Spin Echo

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A research team from Garching and Vienna discovered a remarkable echo effect - it offers exciting new possibilities for working with quantum information.

16 Sept 2020

Two ERC Starting Grants awarded to MCQST members

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MCQST members, Fabian Grusdt and Dominik Bucher, have won prestigious ERC Starting Grants.

14 Sept 2020

Bavaria takes a Quantum Leap

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120 million euros for the development of quantum sciences and technologies (QST) in Bavaria.

17 Aug 2020

Tatjana Wilk on Germany's quantum push in Science | Business

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In an article for Science|Business, Dr. Tatjana Wilk shares insight on current and future QST research, as well as on Germany's potential in developing quantum technologies.

30 Jul 2020

The next Quantum Leap

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Rudolf Gross on the advantages of quantum computers and Germany's challenges with "deep tech" in Focus magazine.

30 Jul 2020

Martí Perarnau Llobet wins NJP Early Career Award

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Congratulations to Martí Perarnau Llobet for winning the "NJP Early Career Award".

28 Jul 2020

Science Minister Bernd Sibler visits the Walther Meissner Institute

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WMI directors Stefan Filipp and Rudolf Gross welcomed Science Minister Bernd Sibler on the Garching campus for an insight into the current and future research priorities of the institute and its role in the field of quantum technologies.

27 Jul 2020

Munich Takes the Lead in Quantum Science

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Interview with Rudolf Groß in Digitale Welt on the Munich quantum landscape.

21 Jul 2020

Quantum Advantage with Noisy Shallow Circuits

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An international team of researchers proves that imperfect devices can provide a quantum advantage by showing that noisy quantum computers can outperform classical machines.

20 Jul 2020

The world’s lightest mirror

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Physicists at MPQ succeed at engineering an optical mirror made of only a few hundred atoms. It is the lightest one in the world and even imaginable.

10 Jul 2020

Driven topology

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LMU pysicists together with an international team succeeded in realizing a novel genuine time-dependent topological system with ultracold atoms in periodically-driven optical honeycomb lattices.

15 Jun 2020

Playing Pool with Excitons

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The junior theory research group led by Richard Schmidt at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Hamburg and ETH Zurich has successfully completed a work that can explain a successful quantum simulation of certain properties of an ultra-flat semiconductor.

9 Jun 2020

Interview with Professor Immanuel Bloch

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Immanuel Bloch talks about taking on the role of managing director at the MPQ and the future of quantum optics.

20 May 2020

Prof. Phan Thành Nam is awarded EMS prize

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The prize is awarded in recognition of excellent contributions in mathematics.

26 Mar 2020

Summer Student Program 2020 is cancelled

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MCQST Summer Program is unfortunately cancelled due to the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 Mar 2020

IQM expands in Germany - Subsidiary in Munich to drive quantum hardware-software co-design

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IQM is growing! IQM expands to Germany for quantum hardware-software co-design under the lead of Enrique Solano in Munich

11 Feb 2020

Parametric Instabilities of Interacting Bosons in Periodically Driven 1D Optical Lattices

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An international team headed by LMU and MPQ physicists report on observations of collective modes in the early-stage dynamics of ultracold bosons in shaken one-dimensional optical lattices by monitoring the momentum distribution of the cloud.

27 Jan 2020

Setting the pace

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Interview with experimental physicists Immanuel Bloch and Harald Weinfurter on the advent of the quantum computer, the impending quantum revolution, and its practical implications, such as secure cryptography and diamond-based magnetometers.

22 Jan 2020

Norbert Schuch wins his second ERC grant

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One of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants is awarded to MCQST member, Norbert Schuch, who can now continue his research on complex quantum systems for at least another five years.

21 Jan 2020

On the way to quantum networks

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Physicists at LMU, together with colleagues at Saarland University, have successfully demonstrated the transport of an entangled state between an atom and a photon via an optic fiber over a distance of up to 20 km – thus setting a new record.

13 Jan 2020

Divorce in a one-dimensional world

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Scientists at MPQ have experimentally confirmed a fifty year old prediction about the (in)separability of an electron's spin and electric charge using a specialised quantum simulator.

5 Dec 2019

Lukas Knips wins the Quantum Futur Award

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Lukas Knips is awarded the Quantum futur Award for best PhD thesis.

4 Nov 2019

Making Synthetic Gauge Fields Quantum

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New realistic scheme for quantizing synthetic gauge fields for neutral atoms in optical lattices opens new perspectives for quantum simulations of lattice gauge theories on larger scales.

31 Oct 2019

START Fellows at MCQST: Fabian Grusdt & Jasmin Meinecke

We are excited to introduce our new START Fellows.

23 Oct 2019

The Quantum Internet is Within Reach

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An international team headed by physicists from TUM has experimentally implemented secure quantum communication in the microwave band in a local quantum network.

10 Oct 2019

Modelling the Molecular Architecture

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New approach for the simulation of quantum chemistry - a global team of scientists developed the first blueprint for precisely calculating the molecular chemistry using an analogue quantum simulator.

17 Sept 2019

Simulating Fundamental Interactions with Ultracold Atoms

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An international team of physicists succeeded in engineering key ingredients to simulate a specific lattice gauge theory using ultracold atoms in optical lattices.

5 Sept 2019

First pictures of magnetic polarons taken in Garching

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Physicists from MPQ and LMU München succeeded for in photographing the magnetic structure around a mobile charge carrier within a crystal latticeusing a quantum simulator.

3 Sept 2019

OPENQKD: paving the way for secure quantum communication

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The LMU Experimental Quantum Physics group led by Prof. Harald Weinfurter is part of a new EU project on secure quantum communication.

2 Sept 2019

Michael Knap receives the prestigious ERC Starting Grant

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Michael Knap, TUM professor of Collective Quantum Dynamics and MCQST member, receives the prestigious ERC Starting Grant for his CosQuanDyn project.

29 Aug 2019

Bell Prize awarded to quantum computing pioneers

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Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller, pioneers of quantum science and technology, are awarded the highly regarded Bell Prize. The award recognizes the most significant contributions made to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

13 Aug 2019

Otto Hahn Medal for excellent junior researchers

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Otto Hahn Medal: Max Planck Society awards Johannes Zeiher as an excellent junior researcher.

1 Aug 2019

New Toolkit for Photonics: Quantum Simulation by Light Radio

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Physicists from MPQ and CSIC developed a new principle for quantum simulators, in which quantum bits can exchange light quanta via a waveguide.

31 Jul 2019

Light in the Nanoworld

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An international team, headed by MCQST members, has succeeded in placing light sources in atomically thin material layers with an accuracy of just a few nanometers.

25 Jul 2019

Ignacio Cirac receives honorary doctor of the UBA

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The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) has awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Ignacio Cirac in July.

15 Jul 2019

Monika Aidelsburger receives Princess Therese of Bavaria Prize

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Prof. Monika Aidelsburger is awarded for her outstanding work.

15 Jul 2019

IQM secures €11,5M for Quantum Computing

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Quantum Computing startup secures €11,5M in seed funding from international investors.

12 Jul 2019

Which One Is the Perfect Quantum Theory?

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For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. But which of them describes a quantum phenomenon best?

14 Jun 2019

Immortal Quantum Particles

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New research shows that so-called quasiparticles can decay and reorganize themselves again and are thus become virtually immortal.

29 May 2019

A Leap into the Continuum

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Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory.

23 May 2019

Direct Observation of Giant Molecules

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Physicists at the MPQ achieved to form giant diatomic molecules and optically detect them afterwards by using a high-resolution objective.

7 May 2019

Prof. Ignacio Cirac receives Micius Quantum Prize

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Ignacio Cirac, Director at the MPI of Quantum Optics and head of the Theory Division receives this honor for his work on quantum computing.

1 Jan 2019

Cluster of Excellence MCQST: The huge potential of the minuscule

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The new research network aims to create the basis for quantum technology 2.0, which will give access to secure modes of communication, innovative information processing systems and highly sensitive detectors.

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