SFB 631

SFB 631: Solid-State Based Quantum Information Processing
Spokesman: Rudolf Gross, Walther-Meißner-Institute, BAdW,
Chair for Technical Physics (E23), TU Munich

The Sonderforschungsbereich 631 (Collaborative Research Centre 631) was installed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation, DFG) effective in July 1, 2003. In May 2007, the Senatsausschuss für die Angelegenheiten der Sonderforschungsbereiche of the DFG has granted the second four-year funding period. Within 18 research projects subdivided into three research areas, groups from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the Technical University of Munich, the Ludwig Maximilian’s University, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, as well as the University of Regensburg and the University of Augsburg are collaborating. In addition to the 35 principle investigators, more than 60 PhD and diploma students as well as a large number of guests are involved in the research activities. Spokesman of SFB 631 is Rudolf Gross of Walther-Meißner-Institute, BAdW, and Chair for Technical Physics (E23), TU Munich.

The Collaborative Research Center 631 studies the physical concepts, materials aspects, and technological foundations of solid-state quantum information processing (SQIP). This interdisciplinary research field has the potential to revolutionize many areas of science and technology. It deals with the coherent dynamics of solid-state quantum systems and has the daring vision to be able to process and communicate information on the basis of quantum mechanical principles.

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