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Munich Quantum Valley at the Bavarian State Representation in Berlin

Under the motto "Impulses from Bavaria", the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts invited guests to the Bavarian State Representation in Berlin to present the Hightech Agenda Bavaria. Munich Quantum Valley supported the evening with a booth.

 


Ceremonial inauguration of the quantum key exchange system at OTH Regensburg

The Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg is one of the first universities in Germany to receive a quantum key exchange system. The system, which was acquired as part of a Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) research professorship, was officially inaugurated this Wednesday by Markus Blume, Minister of State for Science and the Arts.


Open Day of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Last Saturday, Munich Quantum Valley took part in the Open Day of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, informing the numerous visitors about the basics of quantum physics and research into quantum computers.

 


A day as a microtechnologist: MQV Girls'Day at the Fraunhofer EMFT

15 students aged 14 and 15 took part in the Girls'Day program of Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), which was held this year in collaboration with and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Microsystems and Solid State Technologies (EMFT).


Quantum Symposium of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Last week, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) hosted a symposium on the topic of "Quantum technologies. Expectations of an important future technology" at its premises in the Munich Residence. Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) was one of the co-organizers.


Compiler for neutral-atom quantum computers: Computer scientists and physicists from MQV collaborate on basic principles

In close collaboration between computer scientists and physicists, MQV scientists have worked out foundations for the comprehensive development of compilers for neutral-atom quantum computers. The aim of the researchers is to create a common basis and further expand interdisciplinary collaboration.


Quantum Landing Pad launched to help international quantum start-ups establish themselves in Munich/Bavaria

In an exciting development for the quantum technology sector in Munich and Bavaria, Munich Quantum Valley, Invest in Bavaria and TUM Venture Lab Quantum jointly launch the Quantum Landing Pad.


Munich Quantum Valley at the March Conferences 2024

At no less than three conferences in three weeks, Munich Quantum Valley welcomed interested visitors to its booths this March. At the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) in Minneapolis and at the Spring Meetings of the German Physical Society (DPG) in Freiburg and Berlin, MQV was presenting Bavarian quantum research.


Quantum-optics start-up Qlibri selected for prestigious European Innovation Council Transition grant

Earlier this month, the European Innovation Council (EIC) announced that Qlibri's QlibriNANO, the world's most sensitive absorption microscope, is among the projects selected to receive a grant of up to €2.5 million.

 


Quantum Talents Symposium in Munich

Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), together with other local partners, is supporting the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) in organizing the "Quantum Talents Symposium" on 16 and 17 September 2024 in Munich. Young talents from the quantum sciences are invited to apply as symposium finalists.


Expectations of an important future technology: Symposium on quantum technologies in Munich

With the support of Munich Quantum Valley, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) is organizing the symposium "Quantum Technologies. Expectations of an important future technology" with top-class lectures.


MQV as a central building block in Bavaria's future strategy

At this week's meeting of the Bavarian Cabinet on science and future technologies, Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) was highlighted as one of the central pillars of Bavaria's strategy for the future.


Munich Quantum Valley at the Spring Meetings 2024

This year, Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) will once again be exhibiting at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) in Minneapolis and at the Spring Meetings of the German Physical Society (DPG) in Freiburg and Berlin.


New project: Quantum Physics for All!

GALaQSci uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to make the quantum world accessible in a playful way.


A trapped-ion quantum computer for Munich Quantum Valley

In cooperation with Munich Quantum Valley, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre is procuring a quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology.

 


Quantum-sensing start-up QuantumDiamonds secures 7 million euros in seed capital

Earlier this week, MQV ecosystem start-up QuantumDiamonds announced a very successful 7 million euro seed funding round led by IQ Capital and Earlybird.


Munich Quantum Valley at Quantum Effects and EQTC

The trade fair season is slowly coming to an end, but also in October Munich Quantum Valley was present at two events in Germany.


MQV joins the Open Day in Garching

On 3 October 2023, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, together with Munich Quantum Valley and the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology, invited children and adults alike to take a look behind the doors of the institute and learn about the world of quantum optics and its technological applications, such as quantum computing.


MQV Review Meeting 2023

From 26 to 28 September 2023, Munich Quantum Valley met in Eichstätt to discuss the progress of the various individual sub-projects over the past year and to identify new synergies and goals for the next years.


Open Doors with the Munich Quantum Valley at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Opening the doors for young and old is the motto on 3 October 2023 at the Garching research campus. The Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) jointly invite to get to know the world of quantum (optics) with a colorful program.


Successful closure of the Quantum Future Academy 2023 in Munich and Berlin

The Quantum Future Academy (QFA) brings together young talents in the field of quantum technologies. The first part of the binational event took place in Israel in February. The second week-long academy in Germany concluded this year's program this past week.


Superconducting Qubits and Algorithms Conference 2023 in Munich

Around 400 people from all over the world participated in the second edition of the Superconducting Qubits and Algorithms (SQA) Conference taking place 29 August - 1 September 2023. The conference was jointly organized by IQM Quantum Computers, Technical University of Munich and Munich Quantum Valley.


Rudolf Gross becomes new Scientific Director of Munich Quantum Valley

On 1 August 2023, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Gross becomes Scientific Director of Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) and Managing Director of Munich Quantum Valley e.V.. The physicist will take over the tasks from Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt, who hands over the baton to Rudolf Gross after about two years.


Applications of Quantum Computing Symposium: Potentials and Expectations

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems (IKS), Munich Quantum Valley organized the symposium "Applications of Quantum Computing" in Garching on 10 and 11 July. Experts from industry and academic research were invited to discuss possible applications of quantum computing.


The future of quantum technologies: MQV at the Festival of the Future 2023

From July 6 to 8, Munich Quantum Valley was part of the Festival of the Future on the Museum Island in Munich. At the booth, on panels and in workshops, MQV together with MCQST, PhotonLab and QL3 informed the diverse audience about quantum technologies.


World of Quantum 2023: Large crowds and a full program

From 27 to 30 June, the World of QUANTUM, took place at the Munich Trade Fair Center. Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) was present with a booth and organized a full-day scientific program together with IBM Quantum.


Minister of State Blume visits

The Bavarian Minister of State for Science & the Arts Markus Blume visits the MPQ & LMU laboratories of the MQV to find out about the progress of the projects and to discuss technology transfer and research strategies with the researchers.


Lighthouse project Bench-QC: Searching for the quantum advantage in industrial applications

The Bench-QC lighthouse project aims to find out when quantum computers deliver better results than classical high-performance computers. The joint project is funded through the Hightech Agenda by the Free State of Bavaria until the end of 2025 as part of the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV).


Magnons Prefer a Sense of Rotation Dancing the Waltz

A team of researchers from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW), the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) have demonstrated nonreciprocal behavior of magnons in an insulating antiferromagnet, allowing the development of nonreciprocal magnonic devices.


MQV and IBM Quantum present quantum technologies from research to application at the World of QUANTUM

Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), a leading German quantum hub, and IBM Quantum will host experts from academia and industry to present at their joint World of QUANTUM program: "Quantum Technologies: From Research to Application". The full-day program will take place 29 June 2023 as part of the World of QUANTUM fair in Munich (27–30 June 2023).


Symposium "Applications of Quantum Computing" in Munich

Munich Quantum Valley brings together experts from academic and industrial research to discuss issues related to the potential applications of quantum computing.


A 40-year journey towards understanding the Duffing oscillator

A team of researchers from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have resolved a longstanding discrepancy between the classical and quantum description of the nonlinear Duffing oscillator by studying the quantum dynamics of a model system consisting of a tunable nonlinear superconducting resonator.


Quantum Computing meets Cyber Security: Lively Exchange at Symposium in Garching

On Friday, 12 May, the symposium "Quantum Computing meets Cyber Security" took place in Garching. Munich Quantum Valley together with the University of the Bundeswehr Munich (UniBW) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) invited experts to discuss cyber risks in the age of quantum computers.


Amazing Experiments and the Fascination of Quantum Computing: MQV at FORSCHA 2023

From 5 to 7 May, Munich Quantum Valley was part of the FORSCHA, which took place as part of the Munich Science Days at the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. Around 8,000 visitors attended the interactive festival of knowledge.


Smoking heads, cool experiments: the MQV Girls'Day

Ten female students aged 14 to 16 took part in Munich Quantum Valley's Girls'Day event. At the Walther Meissner Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, they were able to learn about the profession of (quantum) scientist through a diverse program.


MQV start-up planqc awarded with DLR Quantum Computing Initiative contract

As announced by the Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR) today, planqc will develop a quantum computer with more than 100 qubits using neutral atoms at the DLR Innovation Center in Ulm as part of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative (QCI).


Immanuel Bloch honoured with “ZEISS Research Award”

The MQV member and director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) receives the award for his groundbreaking experimental research on quantum simulations with ultracold atoms.


Munich Quantum Valley at the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section

Munich Quantum Valley was represented with a booth at the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) as part of the Exhibition of Scientific Instruments and Literature from March 28 to 30.


Presenting bavarian quantum research at home and abroad: Munich Quantum Valley at the DPG and APS conferences

Munich Quantum Valley took part in two conferences in the first week of March: At the DPG Spring Meeting of the Atomic, Molecular, Quantum Optics and Photonics Section (SAMOP) in Hannover as well as at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS March Meeting) in Las Vegas, MQV presented itself with a booth.


Quantum Computing meets Cyber Security: Symposium in Munich brings experts together

Quantum computers could solve problems beyond the capabilities of current classical computers. In parallel, powerful quantum technologies pose a new threat to security systems. The symposium Quantum Computing meets Cyber Security brings together experts to discuss cyber security issues.


Quantum computing in practice

Listen to a podcast [in German] with our Scientific Director Rainer Blatt about quantum computing in practice.


Quantum Future Academy 2023: Young researchers visit Israel

The Quantum Future Academy (QFA) is a bi-national event that brings together students from Israel and Germany in two week-long academies on quantum technologies. The first part of the program in Israel takes place this week.


Lighthouse project "Quantum circuits with spin qubits and hybrid Josephson junctions" explores the core of possible future quantum computers

Four research groups of the University of Regensburg (UR) started their work in the lighthouse project "Quantum circuits with spin qubits and hybrid Josephson junctions" at the beginning of the year. Within the project, which is funded by the Free State of Bavaria as part of the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), they are investigating central components of possible future quantum computers based on semiconductor spin qubits and superconducting qubits.


Integrated quantum sensors for imaging and tissue analysis - Lighthouse Project IQ-Sense starts

The lighthouse project IQ-Sense began its work at the beginning of the year. As one of currently seven projects, it is funded by the Free State of Bavaria within the framework of Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) and aims to develop quantum sensors for application in biology and medicine.


Looking back at the first year

Today we celebrate the first anniversary of the foundation of the Munich Quantum Valley e.V. and look back on a successful year together with the Scientific Director of MQV, Prof. Rainer Blatt.

On this occasion, we are also releasing our first public annual report.


Lighthouse Project QuMeCo – research at the interface between physics and electrical engineering

Funded by the Free State of Bavaria as part of Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), QuMeCo is set to explore new and better measurement and control methods for quantum systems and took up its work at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) beginning of January.


Call for company-driven Lighthouse Projects for applications in the field of quantum technologies

As part of the Bavarian State Government's Hightech Agenda Plus, the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (StMWi) supports innovative, company-driven collaborative projects within MQV.


Lighthouse project "Networked Quantum Systems" (NeQuS) takes up work

The joint project, which is funded by the Free State of Bavaria as part of Munich Quantum Valley (MQV), will start on 1 January 2023. Scientists from five MQV institutes will work on networks of different quantum systems.


Apply for the Munich Quantum Valley doctoral fellowship program

The Munich Quantum Valley Doctoral Fellowship Program is now open for a start in 2023. The program aims to recruit exceptional students to support them in their early-career progress. The call for applications just started and is open until 15 January 2023.


Applications open for the 2023 Quantum Future Academy

The 2023 Quantum Future Academy will be held as a bi-national event! For the first time, students from Israel and Germany will be attending two one-week academies about quantum technologies. The first part will take place in Israel, 19–26 February 2023, while the second part will be in Germany, 3–10 September 2023.


Bringing the collaboration together in Eichstätt

Last week, the Munich Quantum Valley community came together at the Stadttheater Eichstätt for its first internal Review Meeting. A fantastic opportunity to get together scientists and members from all research areas within MQV.


Leibniz Supercomputing Centre becomes German host for one of the six first European Quantum Computers

Earlier this week, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) announced that the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) will be one of six sites to host the first European quantum computers.


About 1.2 million euros for doctoral scholarships

As part of the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) initiative, the Free State of Bavaria is supporting six outstanding doctoral students in their research in the field of quantum sciences with doctoral scholarships of around 200,000 euros each. The internationally selected top talents will conduct research at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).


Nearly 17 million euros funding for Lighthouse Projects

With funds from the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, the Free State of Bavaria is supporting five basic-research projects in the field of quantum sciences with a total of about 17 million euros as part of the Munich Quantum Valley initiative. Acknowledging the expertise available at universities and research institutions throughout Bavaria, the interdisciplinary and cross-university Lighthouse Projects promote Bavaria's leading role in the field of quantum technologies.


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 led by UVC Partners and Speedinvest. With this funding, planqc will develop a highly scalable quantum computer operating at room temperature that is based on atoms trapped in optical lattices. planqc was founded by a team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and is the first startup to emerge from Munich Quantum Valley, one of the leading quantum technology hubs in Europe.


First Bavarian Distinguished Professorship awarded

The first Bavarian Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Wille, who previously taught in Linz and now holds the newly established Chair for Design Automation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As part of Bavaria’s Hightech Agenda, the Distinguished Professorship Program is intended to bring standout scientific experts to Bavarian universities. Each appointment made in the program is endowed with as much as five million euros for five years.


Around 20 million euros for new professorships in Bavaria

The universities in Augsburg, Würzburg, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Munich, as well as the technical universities of applied sciences in Regensburg and Nuremberg, will receive around twenty million euros in funding from Bavaria's High-Tech Agenda to enable them to further strengthen their profile in quantum sciences and quantum technologies.


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. Yet even with todays supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. Researchers of the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) initiative and the University of Innsbruck have now shown how these systems can be described using equations from the 18th century.


Mikhail Lukin Explores the “New Frontier of Quantum”

The Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) is hosting a series of three different talks by Harvard physicist and MCQST Distinguished Lecturer Mikhail Lukin in Munich in May.


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

Making young scientists fit for quantum technologies: The universities in Augsburg, Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Munich, Regensburg, and Würzburg will each receive around 144,000 euros in funding from the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria.


Call for Lighthouse Projects

The call for Lighthouse Projects for research, development and applications in the area of quantum sciences and quantum technologies is now open. The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Arts funds so-called Lighthouse Projects as a part of the MQV initiative. These projects should use innovative concepts to cover a broad range of quantum sciences and quantum technologies.


Foundation of the Munich Quantum Valley e.V.

Just one year after the Bavarian state government issued its declaration of intent, the founding document was signed ceremonially at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities to mark the formal establishment of the Munich Quantum Valley as a registered association. Supplementing the funding of 300 million euros from Bavaria’s Hightech Agenda the initiative’s members have already raised federal funds totaling more than 80 million euros.


Minister Aiwanger hands over funding to FhG and MPG institutes

The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger has handed over funding certificates totaling 52 million euros for the development of a Bavarian quantum computer.


"It’s so great to see the passion, the verve, with which the work is done here“

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder are delighted by their impressions into research and networks at MPQ and express their further support.

Quantum research could be the spring of the next big technological revolution and a seed for wealth. A good reason for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder to visit the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching near Munich, one of the top places in quantum research in the world, to see the current state of science and its prospects for the future. The State of Bavaria has recently funded the new Munich Quantum Valley initiative with 300 million euros, while the German Federal State provides 2 billion for quantum research as part of its economic stimulus package. The MPQ plays a central role in this development due to its world-renowned expertise and excellent international networks.


BMW supports new TUM endowed chair with 5.1 million euros

The BMW Group will support future research on quantum computers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The contract establishing the endowed chair for Quantum Algorithms and Applications ("Quantenalgorithmen und -anwendungen") was signed by TUM president Thomas F. Hofmann, BMW AG Board of Management member Frank Weber and BMW AG CIO Alexander Buresch.


Munich Quantum Valley kicks off

Bavaria's leading scientists and universities kick off a new research initiative to promote quantum science and develop new quantum technologies. The Free State of Bavaria is supporting the project with 300 million euros.