Quantum Science, Education and Technology
Within the Emerging Field “Quantum Science, Education and Technology”, scientists from physics, mathematics and computer science jointly explore and exploit the counter-intuitive properties of the quantum world in photonic, solid-state, and superconducting implementations, as well as hybrid versions thereof. By unraveling quantum science in novel material systems, they further push the complexity boundary towards developing a deeper understanding of emergent phenomena in quantum many-body physics. Understanding that developing competences in quantum science and technology is a timely challenge that requires a skilled quantum workforce in academia and industry, Münster has become a key location for innovative quantum education. Research and research-oriented teaching are further strengthened by the recently founded Department for Quantum Technology and profit immensely from dedicated facilities and modern research infrastructure. The Münster Nanofabrication Facility (MNF) operates two cleanrooms and several instruments with structuring and analysis capabilities down to molecular dimensions; simulation and theoretical modelling work benefits from state-of-the-art high-performance computing resources (PALMA II).
Researchers working within the Emerging Field “Quantum Science, Education and Technology” are leading competitive EU-consortia and drive activities in national and international programs, for example in projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). The excellence and innovation potential of the research located within this Emerging Field is demonstrated by its membership in the competence network EIN Quantum NRW – the Quantum computing network of leading experts in research and industry funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Spotlights: Teaching and transfer
Infrastructures and research centres