Quantum technology

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.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Professorship of Coding and Cryptography
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Post-quantum cryptography

Quantum-safe data encryption

Due to the special way they function, quantum computers will be capable of breaking current encryption methods. A competition initiated by the US federal agency NIST aims to change this. It is seeking algorithms that will successfully resist cyber attacks from quantum computers. However, it has become evident that it will be far from simple to develop suitable cryptographic schemes. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have submitted two proposals to the NIST competition. They feel optimistic about their results.

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Quantum Technologies Research
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New power for the Digital Transformation

TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology founded

As part of its TUM Agenda 2030 the Technical University of Munich (TUM) opened its TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology (CIT) with a gala ceremony. In organizational terms, the School unifies the disciplines Mathematics, Informatics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies and is intended to increase brand-building synergy potentials for an accelerated Digital Transformation.

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Quantum Technologies Campus news Research President
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53 million euros from Bavaria's Hightech Agenda

TUM Center for QuantumEngineering dedicated

The new TUM Center for Quantum Engineering (ZQE) building at the Garching research campus is making headway. The project, supported by the State of Bavaria with approximately 53 million euros as part of the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, was dedicated on Tuesday.

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Quantum Technologies Campus news Research President
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Continuing education for experts and executives at the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning

Understanding the potentials of quantum technologies for industry

Quantum technologies represent a robustly growing scientific field of research with enormous application potentials in industry. The current challenge is transferring knowledge and technological expertise from university laboratories and research institutes to the business sector in an application-oriented form. In order to help close this gap, the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning has launched the overview course "Quantum Technologies".

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Quantum Technologies Studies
Dirk Haller, Professor of Nutrition and Immunology, working in his lab.
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DFG funds new projects and extends existing collaborative research centers

Three new CRCs with significant participation on the part of TUM

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for the Microbiome Signatures collaborative research center (CRC 1371) which is led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Additionally, three new projects in which TUM was an applicant university have been approved. The topics range from T-cells, to plant-microbe interactions, through to the mathematics of quantum systems.

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Quantum Technologies Research
Two people are sitting in front of a screen. A third person lies in the background on a stretcher of a magnetic resonance tomograph.
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Applied quantum mechanics in medicine

Quantum technology for cancer imaging

Tracing the metabolism of tumor cells using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been feasible in routine clinical settings hitherto. Now, an interdisciplinary research team including the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is working to advance the development of a quantum-based hyperpolarizer so that it can be deployed in clinical applications. The goal is to significantly improve MRI imaging of metabolic processes – for example, to allow earlier and more accurate assessment of tumors, as well as to improve the selection and monitoring of tumor therapies.

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Quantum Technologies Research
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TUM alumnus recognized

Nobel Prize for quantum researcher Anton Zeilinger

TUM alumnus and worldwide leading quantum researcher Anton Zeilinger has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. Together with two colleagues from France and the USA, he is being honored for his groundbreaking experiments with entangled quantum states, according to the statement made by the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday in Stockholm.

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Quantum Technologies Research President
Andreas Wendl preparing a superconducting magnet system.
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New insights into quantum phenomena at phase transitions

Quantum matter: entanglement of many atoms detected for the first time

In the past, quantum phenomena could be investigated only in the realm of just a few atoms. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Technical University of Dresden (TUD) has now discovered conditions for which quantum entanglement dominates on much larger scales. The results suggest new approaches to the exploration of quantum phenomena and their practical applications such as quantum computing.

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Quantum Technologies Research
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Funding for two quantum lighthouse projects involving TUM

Quantum internet and highly sensitive sensors

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.

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Quantum Technologies Research
Helmut Schönenberger, Vice President for Entrepreneurship, congratulates Manuel Thurner and Konstantin Mehl of Kaia Health Software.
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Start-up Kaia Health wins TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award

Award for digital treatment program

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.

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