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4 Aug 2022

Nearly 17 Million Euros Funding for Quantum Lighthouse Projects

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

28 Jul 2022

Quantum Cryptography: Hacking Futile

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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

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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.

11 Jul 2022

Record Entanglement of Quantum Memories

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

3 Jun 2022

START Fellow Jasmin Meinecke Featured in Re:publica Festival

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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

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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.

18 May 2022

Quantum Magnets in Motion

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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

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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

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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

25 Mar 2022

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

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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."

4 Mar 2022

Waves on circular paths

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Magnetic excitations for information transfer without heat loss

7 Jan 2022

New materials for quantum technologies

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Solids with special symmetries for quantum and spintronics applications

10 Jan 2022

Successful Quantum Teleportation at Microwave Frequencies

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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.

16 Dec 2021

A Cold Pair of Mirrors Made Stable

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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.

2 Dec 2021

Twisting elusive quantum particles

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Quantum processor provides insights into exotic states of matter

12 Nov 2021

Immanuel Bloch Receives the Bavarian Maximilian Order

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

4 Nov 2021

A New Way to Fabricate Borophene Opens up Many Possibilities

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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.

1 Oct 2021

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

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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

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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.

13 Oct 2021

Novel quantum effect discovered in naturally occurring graphene

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

26 Jul 2021

Elegant quantum teleportation with only one single photon

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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.

11 Jun 2021

QUANTisch for beginners

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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

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

29 Mar 2021

Tracking for quantum post

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

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.

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.

24 Sep 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.

14 Sep 2020

Bavaria takes a Quantum Leap

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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