IQST: A Decade of Quantum Advancements — Past, Present, and Future
IQST is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we are marking this milestone with a special symposium “IQST: A Decade of Quantum Advancements — Past, Present, and Future”.
The symposium will take place at Haus der Wirtschaft (add addrss) from February 12th to 14th, 2024.
The symposium features plenary talks by Ivette Fuentes (University of Southampton), Mutsuko Hatano (Tokyo Tech), Pascale Senellart (University Paris Saclay), Michelle Simmons (University of New South Wales), Andreas Wallraff (ETH Zurich), and Gregor Weihs (University of Innsbruck) , together with exciting scientific talks from our own IQST community and inspirational presentations by start-ups.
Established in 2014, IQST was one of the first international initiatives for quantum technologies and recognised early on how all aspects from fundamental quantum physics to engineering sciences and applications must be considered holistically. This is as relevant today as it was then.
Programme of the symposium:
Registration is closed: If you would like to take part and have not yet registered, please send an email to email@example.com.
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Four IQST Fellows among the world’s most highly cited researchers
Each year the analytics company Clarivate publishes its list of the most highly cited researchers worldwide, based on qualitative analysis of published research and expert judgement.
As in previous years, quantum research and IQST — Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology researchers in particular are well represented in this list, with four IQST Fellows being named Highly Cited Researchers in 2023:
- Fedor Jelezko (Ulm University,
- Martin B Plenio (Ulm University),
- Michael Saliba (University of Stuttgart & Forschungszentrum Jülich),
- Jörg Wrachtrup (University of Stuttgart).
The list with the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 can be found under https://clarivate.com/highly-cited-researchers/
#WeQuantum at Quantum Effects
We had the pleasure and privilege of showcasing our activities and sharing our passion for quantum science and technology at the Quantum Effects exhibition and conference in Stuttgart
Last week, the first Quantum Effects exhibition and conference was held at Messe Stuttgart. The aim was to provide an arena to showcase the potential of application-oriented quantum technologies and to foster exchange. For IQST, it was a highly successful event, providing a unique opportunity to reach out to a wide audience and to share our vision of how innovative technologies emerge from fundamental quantum physics.
Prominent guests at the IQST Quantum Effects booth
We were delighted that so many people stopped by, interacted with our exhibits — from a virtual lab tour to hands-on quantum-optics experiments to real quantum devices — and asked questions. And we were particularly pleased that so many young visitors, including school classes, came to take with us a dive into the quantum world.
We were happy to meet and interact with many visitors to the IQST booth, which was part of the joint stand of the QuantumBW network. Among those who came to visit were several prominent guest, including Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg, and Petra Olschowski, Baden-Württemberg Minister for Science, Research and the Arts, as well as high-ranking industry representatives — all of whom showed great interest in the exhibits and the quantum technology behind them.
Lots of action at our Quantum Effects stand
On display was also the strength of the quantum community in Baden–Württemberg. We shared a stand with many of our colleagues, collaborators and friends across the QuantumBW network. Countless helping hands made the event a success, from planning how to share our passion for quantum science and technology with others, to setting up the stand, to guiding our visitors through the exhibits.
Among the most popular features on the IQST booth at last week’s Quantum Effects exhibition and conference in Stuttgart was our Photo Box. Many visitors took the opportunity to get entangled with Alice, Bob and Schrödinger’s cat — in one state or another, or both — and to take a print home as a souvenir.
The team spirit was also evident at the Networking Night after the first day of the event, which provided a welcome opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere — and to exchange ideas for the next Quantum Effects fair and conference, which will take place on 8 and 9 October 2024, again in Stuttgart.
We hope to see you all there!
IQST: Dimitra Kanta and Shreya Kumar
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO: Ludmilla Parsyak
and Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Virtual-Reality lab-tour shooting
Visit Quantum Effects and take a virtual tour of our labs
Over August we filmed in the labs of Stefanie Barz, Sebastian Loth and Sungkun Hong at the University of Stuttgart, Fedor Jelezko at Ulm University, and Aparajita Singha at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany. The labs were scanned every 1.5 metres using a camera that rotates 360° and takes 60 images per rotation. Now, when visitors put on their VR goggles, they can navigate almost seamlessly through the labs.
Curious? Come and see us at Quantum Effects. And for those who cannot make it, the tour will later be available on our website, www.iqst.org.
IQST takes part in Quantum Effects exhibition
Save the date (and get your ticket) – Quantum Effects exhibition and conference for quantum technologies, Stuttgart, 10–11 October 2023
In three weeks, Quantum Effects will take place in Stuttgart, Germany. The trade fair and conference promotes application-oriented quantum technologies. Its vision is to contribute to the design and development of a comprehensive European ecosystem for quantum technologies in close cooperation with industry, science, politics and the relevant networks and investors.
Naturally, the IQST — Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology will be part of the event as well. One of the attractions will be various hands-on experiments. These will provide an opportunity to explore key concepts of quantum physics and quantum integration, and their applications in quantum sensors and quantum computers, as well as to gain insight into how we plan to promote a ‘quantum-ready society’ through outreach and communication, training of the quantum workforce, and promotion of innovation and technology transfer.