Quantum technology

Ever smaller electronic components, high-precision sensors, tap-proof communication methods or quantum computers that are far superior to conventional computers: At TUM, we are pursuing cutting-edge research in quantum technology. We are creating the basis for technical innovations that will make people’s lives easier in the future through interdisciplinary collaboration of natural and engineering sciences.


  • The "Munich Quantum Valley" network aims to transform the greater Munich area into a leading international science and business location in the field of quantum technology.
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    Kick-off event for the Munich Quantum Valley

    Starting the second quantum revolution in Bavaria

    Quantum computers that solve complex problems faster than any supercomputer, infrastructures for the exchange of ideas and technology transfer in the field of quantum science, as well as excellent training and professional education opportunities - these are some of the core goals that scientists will pursue in the Munich Quantum Valley in the future. Today's kick-off event marks the start of this unique initiative.

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    Highly endowed EU grants for research at TUM

    ERC announces five prestigious Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded five Consolidator Grants to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The recipients will use the funding to pursue research in quantum computers, sustainable aluminum applications, the regulation of protein functions, mechanisms related to obesity, and changes in forests.

  • Munich Quantum Valley
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    Munich Quantum Valley points the way to the future

    Bavaria consolidates quantum technology strengths

    Quantum computers that make conventional computers look obsolete, interception-proof communication methods and fundamental elements of quantum technology are just some of the core objectives to be pursued in the future by Munich Quantum Valley scientists. Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder, Ministers Hubert Aiwanger and Bernd Sibler and leading Munich research institutes, including the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have signed a statement of intent to that effect.

  • A research team has succeeded in creating an excitation in the magnetic order in a thin layer of hematite that can be moved through the layer in order to transmit information.
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    Information transport via magnons

    Pseudospin in antiferromagnets: new perspectives for information technologies

    A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim has discovered an exciting method for controlling spin carried by quantized spin wave excitations in antiferromagnetic insulators.

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    IT security for the quantum computing age

    Project Aquorypt aims to develop defences against the cyber threats of the future

    Quantum computers will make current security mechanisms vulnerable to new types of cyber attacks – this is a problem for chip cards as well as for complex technological systems like networked vehicles or industrial control systems. In the research project Aquorypt, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will work with researchers and industry partners to develop new protective measures for the age of quantum computing.

  • Defects in thin molybdenum sulfide layers, generated by bombardment with helium ions, can serve as nano-light sources for quantum technologies.
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    Light in the nanoworld

    Quantum light sources pave the way for optical circuits

    An international team headed up by Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has succeeded in placing light sources in atomically thin material layers with an accuracy of just a few nanometers. The new method allows for a multitude of applications in quantum technologies, from quantum sensors and transistors in smartphones through to new encryption technologies for data transmission.

  • Artificial intelligence helps physicists find the optimal description of quantum phenomena.
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    Which one is the perfect quantum theory?

    Artificial neural network resolves puzzles from condensed matter physics

    For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. But which of them describes a quantum phenomenon best? A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Harvard University in the United States has now successfully deployed artificial neural networks for image analysis of quantum systems.

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    Immortal quantum particles

    Oscillating Quasiparticles: the cycle of decay and rebirth

    Decay is relentless in the macroscopic world: broken objects do not fit themselves back together again. However, other laws are valid in the quantum world: new research shows that so-called quasiparticles can decay and reorganize themselves again and are thus become virtually immortal. These are good prospects for the development of durable data memories.