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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.