News & Press

20 July 2020

The world’s lightest mirror

Press | Science News

Physicists at MPQ succeed at engineering an optical mirror made of only a few hundred atoms. It is the lightest one in the world and even imaginable.

10 July 2020

Driven topology

Press | News

LMU pysicists together with an international team succeeded in realizing a novel genuine time-dependent topological system with ultracold atoms in periodically-driven optical honeycomb lattices.

9 June 2020

Interview with Professor Immanuel Bloch


Immanuel Bloch talks about taking on the role of managing director at the MPQ and the future of quantum optics.

20 May 2020

Prof. Phan Thành Nam is awarded EMS prize

Scientific Awards

The prize is awarded in recognition of excellent contributions in mathematics.

11 March 2020

IQM expands in Germany - Subsidiary in Munich to drive quantum hardware-software co-design


IQM is growing! IQM expands to Germany for quantum hardware-software co-design under the lead of Enrique Solano in Munich

11 February 2020

Parametric Instabilities of Interacting Bosons in Periodically Driven 1D Optical Lattices

Science News | News

An international team headed by LMU and MPQ physicists report on observations of collective modes in the early-stage dynamics of ultracold bosons in shaken one-dimensional optical lattices by monitoring the momentum distribution of the cloud.

22 December 2018

Quantum advantage with shallow circuits

News | Science News

MQC member Robert König and collaborators from IBM and the University of Waterloo present the first unconditional separation between analogously defined classical and quantum complexity classes.

17 October 2018

MCQST starting in January 2019


The "Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology" is approved by the DFG as a Cluster of Excellence.

18 March 2018

Synopsis: ARPES with Cold Atoms

News | Science News

A numerical study outlines how to perform measurements on cold atoms that mimic angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy studies of solids.

15 March 2018

A quadrillionth of a second in slow motion

News | Science News

Observing and controlling ultrafast processes with attosecond resolution

9 March 2018

Size-driven quantum phase transitions

News | Science News

A physical consequence of the undecidability of the spectral gap

6 March 2018

Light-steering of spin-polarized currents in topological insulators

News | Science News

Topological insulators are a fascinating group of materials. A spin-polarization occurs, as soon as an electric current flows in the material. MQC scientist Prof Dr Alexander Holleitner and his cooperation partners measured this now for the first time optically at room temperature.

7 February 2018

Light controls two-atom quantum computation

News | Science News

MPQ scientists realize mathematical operations with a quantum gate between two trapped atoms that is mediated by photons.

12 December 2017

Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation

News | Science News

MPQ scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network.

29 April 2017

Shaken, but not stirred


Physicists create quantum system, which is robust to mixing by periodic forces

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