QuantumBW launched

QuantumBW launched

On 21 April 2023, QuantumBW — a major innova­tion initia­tive for quantum technolo­gies of the state of Baden-Württemberg — has been launched in the Centre for Applied Quantum Technol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Stuttgart by Minis­ter Presi­dent Winfried Kretschmann, Minis­ter of Science Petra Olschowski and Minis­ter of Econom­ics Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, together with partners from science and indus­try, many of them members of or associ­ated with IQST. QuantumBW will bundle activ­i­ties and initia­tives, with the aim of further strength­en­ing exist­ing activ­i­ties and clusters, and increas­ing their inter­na­tional visibil­ity even more.

IQST is delighted to be an integral part of this excit­ing initia­tive. We will actively support, drive and help to shape the mission of QuantumBW. This includes in partic­u­lar enabling close collab­o­ra­tion between indus­try and acade­mia with flexi­ble access to research infra­struc­ture, and the contin­ued build-up of a quantum ecosys­tem in the state of Baden-Württemberg, so that acade­mic insti­tu­tions, global indus­trial players and start-ups can join forces efficiently.

The QuantumBW office, which coordi­nates the activ­i­ties of the innova­tion initia­tive and serves as the first point of contact, is managed by IQST, together with the Fraun­hofer Insti­tutes for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) and for Indus­trial Engineer­ing (IAO), and is jointly funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministries of Science, Research and the Arts and Econom­ics, Labour and Tourism. 

Photos: Univer­sity of Stuttgart / Uli Regenscheit

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IQST PhD Retreat 2023

IQST PhD Retreat 2023

Doctoral students from the IQST commu­nity will meet from 14 to 16 June 2023 for their annual IQST PhD Retreat at the Reisens­burg Castle Science Centre, located on an idyllic hill near Günzburg. The programme includes science lectures, an indus­try talk, PhD tutori­als, soft-skill train­ing and poster sessions — together with plenty of oppor­tu­nity for exchange and networking.

All PhD students working in a group of an IQST fellow, PI or young researcher are invited to partic­i­pate in this event!


Welcome to three new IQST fellows

Welcome to three new IQST fellows

It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Apara­jita Singha (Max-Planck Insti­tute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany), Prof. Dr. Anke Krüger (Insti­tute of Organic Chemistry, Univer­sity of Stuttgart) and Dr. Tim Langen (5th Insti­tute of Physics, Univer­sity of Stuttgart) as new IQST fellows of the IQST.

The research of Apara­jita Singha is dedicated to advanced imaging techniques, with a partic­u­lar focus on magne­tom­e­try with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centres in diamond. With her group she addresses intrigu­ing questions in the field of nano-scale magnet­ism, quantum control, and nano-scale trans­port phenomena.

The research of Anke Krüger is focused on nanocar­bon materi­als. Her group produces and charac­ter­izes new carbona­ceous materi­als and works on their controlled surface modifi­ca­tion for a wide range of applications.

The group of Tim Langen uses ultra­cold atoms and molecules for appli­ca­tions in quantum simula­tion and preci­sion measure­ments. His inter­est includes in partic­u­lar exotic new states of matter, such as super­solids, which display both super­fluid and crystalline proper­ties at the same time.

We look forward to contin­ued fruit­ful inter­ac­tions with our newest fellows and their groups.