Quantum Science & Technology is a broad, interdisciplinary field of contemporary science spanning a wide range of scientific areas with a high potential for the development of future information, sensing and computing technologies. Major research thrusts are, for example, Quantum Computing, Quantum Sensing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Materials and Quantum Cryptography to name but a few.
The research field is firmly grounded on the basic understanding of the principles of quantum mechanics, but also relies on developments in neighboring research areas such as mathematics, information technology, electrical engineering and chemistry. It is for this reason that the two Munich universities – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Technical University of Munich – have joined their forces to establish the interdisciplinary Master’s study program “Quantum Science & Technology“ (QST). Students particularly benefit from the research environment provided by the Excellence cluster Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST).