The technological progress of the 20th century was driven by electronics and photonics. At the beginning of the 21st century there is already substantial evidence that the use of coherence and entanglement of composite quantum mechanical systems will propel technological applications. Indeed, today quantum mechanics is no longer restricted to physics but plays an important role in many other disciplines such as chemistry, electrical engineering, and mathematics. Quantum Science has emerged as a common denominator that encompasses all key elements of these previously separate disciplines.

Ulm University, the University of Stuttgart, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart) have a longstanding successful cross-disciplinary collaboration between each other. Based on this experience it is natural to combine our complementary strengths and establish the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology IQST. The mission of this center will be to systematically foster the synergies between chemistry, electrical engineering, mathematics and physics and thus promote Quantum Science as a whole – from its foundations to its technological applications.

In the framework of IQST we address the following research topics:

  • Foundations of quantum mechanics and their methods
  • Quantum electrical and optical engineering
  • Complex quantum systems: From quantum networks to quantum simulations
  • Light matter interface
  • Tailored quantum states of matter</li>

Participating subject areas:

  • Mathematics: Analysis, Numerical Mathematics
  • Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics: Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Informatics
  • Electrical Engineering: Applied Information Theory, Electrical and Optical Communication Science, Display Technology

Participating institutions:

  • Universität Ulm
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung

Cooperation partners:

  • Center for Collective Quantum Phenomena, Tübingen University
  • Deutsches Museum
  • Schülerforschungszentrum Bad Saulgau
  • Landesgymnasium für Hochbegabte Schwäbisch Gmünd