FAU is set to become a beacon („Leuchtturm“) in quantum research – QOQI group involved

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Consortium from Erlangen receives roughly 3 million euros from the Free State of Bavaria

In recognition of our outstanding expertise in quantum research: a consortium consisting of eleven researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) will receive roughly three million euros in funding by 2025. The new lighthouse project Quantum Measurement and Control for the Enablement of Quantum Computing and Quantum Sensing (QuMeCo) will ignite basic research into quantum computing, sensing and imaging, combining physics and electrical engineering in new ways in the field of light and matter.

Eleven professors from FAU are involved in QuMeCo: Maria Chekhova, Christopher Eichler, Stephan Götzinger, Michael Hartmann, Florian Marquardt, Kai Phillip Schmidt, Heiko B. Weber and Joachim von Zanthier representing the area of light and matter from the Department of Physics and Roland Nagy, Martin Vossiek and Robert Weigel from the Department of Electrical Engineering (EEI). The project is embedded in existing research structures: it is closely connected, for example, to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the Fraunhofer Institutes for Integrated Circuits (IIS) and Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB). QuMeCo will also have close ties to the future Center for Applied Quantum Technologies (CAQT) in Erlangen.

The lighthouse project is part of the Munich Quantum Valley, an initiative aimed at promoting quantum sciences and quantum technologies in Bavaria that is funded by the Free State of Bavaria. Acting as a hub between research, industry, funding providers and the general public, one of the aims of the initiative is to contribute to developing and operating competitive quantum computers in Bavaria. Currently, FAU is the only university outside Munich that is part of the Munich Quantum Valley network.

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