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.

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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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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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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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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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First Bavarian Distinguished Professorship awarded to TUM

Quantum engineer Prof. Wille honored by the State of Bavaria

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.

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A quantum system with only 51 qbits can hardly be calculated with super computers, yet quantum simulators can. A research team led by Prof. Michael Knap (photo) and Prof. Dr. Christian Roos has now shown how to check their results.

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems

When quantum particles fly like bees

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.

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Podcast episode of the series “Exzellent erklärt” about the Cluster of Excellence “MCQST”

A trip to quantum world

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.

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Researchers of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center at the resonance spin echo spectrometer RESEDA at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich.
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Magnetic excitations for information transfer without heat loss

Waves on circular paths

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.

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TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning expands its portfolio

New certificate programs for experts and professionals

Quantum technologies, sustainability management and additive manufacturing – the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning is launching several new part-time certificate programs.

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With the ceremonial signing of the founding document, Munich Quantum Valley has now also been formally founded. In addition to the TUM, the founding partners of the Munich Quantum Valley are the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) as well as the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the German Aerospace Center, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Max Planck Society.
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ONE MUNICH strategy as the basis for quantum computers “Made in Bavaria”

Munich Quantum Valley is launched

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.

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