On November 1st we kick-off the QuGrids-Project with our partners at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer FIT. The project aims to establish a profile in using quantum technologies for designing, optimizing and securing energy grids for a more sustainable future. We were happy to receive generous funding from Minister Ina Brandes at the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Our joint work with the AG Risse and the AG Ravoo on using Azobenzene-based Photo-Chemical Activation Functions in Optical Artificial Neural Networks is now published in Advanced Intelligent Systems! We use a physically motivated model and obtain a tuneable yet interpretable activiation function that enables solving classification tasks such as XOR, Circle, MNIST and FashionMNIST with a neural network. This is an important stepping stone for understanding Intelligent Matter.
European Quantum Technologies Conference 2023
The European Quantum Technology Community meets at EQTC in Hannover to discuss progress, perspectives and transfer of research and recent developments in the field. Alejandro and Carsten will present work in our European projects ESSENS and SURQUID.
October 19th is MNF-Day!
The Münster Nanofabrication Facility will host an Open Day on October 19th and showcase its capabilities at the Center for Soft Nanoscience. Register for an interactive program addressing experienced users as well as newbies and everyone who is curious about what the MNF is and how it could elevate your research or development projects to the next level.
Join us on the MultiQomm-project
We have started work on the MultiQomm-project, developing novel highly-integrated Quantum Key Distribution solutions, with our partners at Pixel Photonics and the University of Heidelberg. Read about the project here and get in touch if you want to be part of the team as a Bachelor, Master or PhD student!
Benjamin Risse, with whom we work on coherent optical artificial neural networks in the context of the Collaborative Research Center on Intelligent Matter SFB 1459 also contributed to the panel discussion on ChatGPT, featured in the local news: Westfälische Nachrichten - AI & ChatGPT.
3D Printed Optical Waveguide Structures with Microdiamonds containing NV Centers (Marina Peters, Thursday, 9.3., 16:30, Q59.62)
Hope to see you at our posters and talks!
| DPG - Spring Meetings
DPG - Spring Meetings
Starting next week, our group will again contribute to three out of the four DPG spring meetings this year! Matthias (Q11.2), Jan (Q31.8), Marco (Q38.2), and Alex (Q53.4) will have oral contributions, Connor (Q40.11) and Tobias (Q41.12) will present posters on the SAMOP meeting (14.-18.3.). Paul (DD3.3) and Adrian (DD17.1) will have oral contributions and Jonas (DD37.2) will present a poster on the SMuK meeting (21.-25.3.). And Anthony will present our joint work with the AG Wurstbauer on the SKM meeting, which was shifted to September.
| EIN Quantum NRW
EIN Quantum NRW
North Rhine-Westphalia strengthens Education, Innovation, and Networking (EIN) in quantum technologies. TheUniversity of Münsteris among the twelve founding members of the "EIN Quantum NRW" network, which counts withstrong endorsementfrom Hendirk Wüst, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia as well as the Ministry of Culture and Science and the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitization, and Energy.
Alex and Tobias report the integration of colloidal quantum dots with nanophotonic waveguides inACS Photonicswith contributions from theAG BratschitschandAG Pernice. They managed to both excite the quantum dots and collect single fluorescence photons via Ta2O5-on-insulator waveguides and report on how the approach can be scaled to larger system size.