16-17 September 2024

Quantum Talents Symposium Munich

Join us at the Quantum Talents Symposium in Munich

The symposium is designed to bring together outstanding PhD students and early-career postdocs from all over the world to present their groundbreaking research work in the field of quantum science and technology.

Our mission: to provide a platform for emerging young researchers, facilitate knowledge sharing, inspire collaboration, and promote career opportunities in quantum science.

Special attention will be given to increasing diversity in the field of quantum science, fostering a more inclusive and equitable environment that values the contributions of researchers from all backgrounds.

Apply to get invited as a Quantum Talent Finalist

We invite PhD students and postdocs at the forefront of quantum science. Apply to be selected as a symposium finalist! Applications are open until 15 April, 2024.

Become a Quantum Talent Nominee

  • Who can apply? PhD students and early-career postdocs at the forefront of quantum science. Applicants must have at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal (physics, chemistry, mathematics) OR published contributions in top-tier conferences with full papers in the field (computer science, engineering).
  • Selection Criteria: applicants will be evaluated on three key criteria: scientific excellence, scientific vision, and our commitment to support diversity in research.
  • Awards: medals/certificates and monetary prizes for the top three presentations.

Costs for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed for all invited finalists.

Symposium Program

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Presentations from 10 symposium finalists
  • Lectures from invited speakers
  • Interactive activities
  • Networking with the Munich quantum community
  • Lab tours in Munich's leading quantum groups at LMU, TUM, and MPQ.

    Applications are open until 15 April 2024.

Date & Venue

16-17 September 2024

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Munich

Symposium Partners

Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Science and Technology (IMPRS-QST), Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), Women in Quantum Optics Postdoctoral Program (WiQO) of the Max Plank Institute of Quantum Optics, LMU Munich, TU Munich


For further inquiries or additional information, contact us at quantum-talents-munich[at]mcqst.de



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