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Here we cover all sorts of events and news from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Optica announces new "Theodor W. Hänsch Prize in Quantum Optics"

The Optica research society has announced a new scientific prize: Named after Theodor Hänsch - Director at MPQ, Professor at LMU and Nobel Laureate in Physics - the 20,000 US dollar research prize is aimed at young scientists working on innovative projects in the field of quantum technologies. more

The Mouse Door Opener Day at MPQ 2022

On 3 October 2022, the mouse invited people all over Germany to "Mouse Door Opener Day" and numerous scientific and technical institutions responded to its call. The Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching near Munich also opened its doors and encouraged children and adults alike to experiment, marvel and participate. more

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

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