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Exploring new worlds

Physicist Immanuel Bloch is awarded the Clarivate Citation Laureate for his pioneering work in the field of quantum simulation. In this article, he talks about his recent visit to Google, his motivations and his enthusiasm for teaching, and many other things. (A portrait by Hubert Filser, LMU) more

Immanuel Bloch named Clarivate Citation Laureate

Immanuel Bloch, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, is one of 20 scientists to be named this year's Clarivate Citation Laureate. The award honours researchers whose work has been cited an exceedingly large number of times and is considered pioneering for a new area of research. more

How Munich-based start-up planqc wants to be the first to build quantum computers with thousands of qubits

Can a start-up stand a chance against Google or IBM in the race for operable quantum computers? It certainly can. Because so far it is not clear which technology platform will prevail... more

MPQ scientists start planqc to build highly scalable quantum computer

In a first round of funding, the founders of the start-up just received 4.6 million euros. With this funding, planqc will develop a highly scalable quantum computer operating at room temperature and based on atoms trapped in optical lattices... more

Nathalie Picqué and Edoardo Vicentini receive the 2022 Helmholtz Prize

Dr. Nathalie Picqué and Dr. Edoardo Vicentini have been awarded the 2022 Helmholtz Prize in the category of “applied metrology” for the demonstration of digital holography with laser frequency combs. The Helmholtz Prize, the most important European prize for metrology, is awarded ... more

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