The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is participating in two quantum research projects which will receive millions of euros in State funding. The projects NeQuS and IQ-Sense, linked to the Munich Quantum Valley initiative, address quantum networks and quantum sensors. Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume stated that Bavaria is to become a worldwide pacesetter in the quantum sciences.
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.
An app for treating chronic diseases, a construction robot and a cooling technology for quantum engineering applications: these products have been successfully launched by the start-ups Kaia Health Software, KEWAZO and Kiutra. Yesterday they were the final nominees for the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award – with first prize going to Kaia Health. Before the announcement at the Entrepreneurship Day, guests from the EuroTech Universities Alliance discussed the European innovation ecosystem.
The first official Bavarian Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The Bavarian Ministry of Science has recognized the information scientist and quantum researcher Prof. Robert Wille, who until now taught in Linz and has now been appointed to the newly founded TUM Chair for Design Automation. 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.
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 today's supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. A research team from the University of Innsbruck and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown how these systems can be described using equations from the 18th century.
Entirely new technologies are made possible by the peculiar rules of quantum mechanics – like, for example, the quantum computer. Kai Müller is professor for Quantum Electronics and Computer Engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM). Together with a colleague of the Cluster of Excellence „Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology“ (MCQST) he explains basic quantum phenomena and their applications, such as quantum communications.
Just as electrons flow through an electrical conductor, magnetic excitations can travel through certain materials. Such excitations, known in physics as "magnons" in analogy to the electron, could transport information much more easily than electrical conductors. An international research team has now made an important discovery on the road to such components, which could be highly energy-efficient and considerably smaller.
Quantum technologies, sustainability management and additive manufacturing – the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning is launching several new part-time certificate programs.
As one of the founding institutions, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is making crucial contributions to the development of Munich Quantum Valley. The goal is to develop and build quantum computers and to make them available for scientific applications, together with other partners from science and industry in the spirit of a ONE MUNICH strategy and with the help of generous government funding.
While conventional electronics relies on the transport of electrons, components that convey spin information alone may be many times more energy efficient. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart have now made an important advance in the development of novel materials for such components. These materials may also be the key to quantum computers that are less susceptible to interference.
While the number of qubits and the stability of quantum states are still limiting current quantum computing devices, there are questions where these processors are already able to leverage their enormous computing power. In collaboration with the Google Quantum AI team scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nottingham used a quantum processor to simulate the ground state of a so-called toric code Hamiltonian – an archetypical model system in modern condensed matter physics, which was originally proposed in the context of quantum error correction.