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The JMU Würzburg has an open position (BesGr. W 3) in the field of experimental quantum optics. Klick here for more information.

E-lectures for ct.qmat

In times of the corona lock-down we are here collecting e-lectures relevant for ct.qmat

A funnel of light

The groups of Ronny Thomale in Würzburg and Alexander Szameit in Rostock, have developed a light funnel system. Their results have just been published in the “Science” magazine.

Cluster Retreat cancelled

Due to the Corona pandemic, we will shift the meeting - most likely October. Stay tuned and healthy!

Spin defects in a van der Waals crystal at room temperature

The Dyakonov group observed spin centers for the first time experimentally in 2D-materials. As decribed in Nature Materials they have potential as possible roomtemperature qbits.

The new Cluster video

We proudly present our new infomercial - produced by WebsEdge for the APS March Meeting 2020 TV channel

The first antiferromagnetic topological insulator

As part of an international cooperation, the groups of Anna Isaeva (TU Dresden) and Hendrik Bentmann (JMU Würzburg) have discovered a new type of bulk quantum material with intrinsically magnetic and topological properties.

Interacting topological edge channels

The groups of L. Molenkamp and B. Trauzettel  studied the interaction of counterprogagating edge channels for the very first time.

Welcome to ct.qmat

We are the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat - Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter. Established in 2019, the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster ct.qmat is a leading international center for research on topological and complex quantum matter. Our aim is to develop a deep understanding of quantum phenomena in general and to identify materials in which those phenomena are observed in the laboratory. This is supported by educating and attracting top-level students and scientists as well as by supplementing infrastructure in both Würzburg and Dresden.

News & Events

    14.06.2021 – 17.06.2021

    Final FOR1807 conference

    International conference on strongly correlated quantum systems.

  • Rennsteigblick

    27.09.2020 – 29.09.2020

    2. QMA Retreat

    Save the date for the Second QMA Retreat Meeting 2020 at the Ferienhotel Rennsteigblick in Friedrichroda (Thuringia).

  • Lectiones2020-Description

    07.09.2020 – 10.09.2020

    Lectiones Amalfitanæ - Electronic correlations in quantum materials

    Workshop in Duchy of Amalfi - Italy

  • Electron-Teaser

    31.08.2020 – 11.09.2020

    Doctoral Training: SUCCESS 2020

    School on Ultraviolet and X-Ray Spectroscopies of Correlated Electrons

  • Residenz-Wuerzburg-Wikipedia1

    27.07.2020 – 31.07.2020

    EP2DS-23 / MSS-19

    Joint Conference on Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Semiconductors and Modulated Semiconductor Structures

  • Electron-Teaser

    06.07.2020 – 24.07.2020

    Emergent Electronic States Confined at Interfaces

    Summer School - Les Houches

  • Zeitgeist


    Superconductors with ‘zeitgeist’ – when materials differentiate between the past and the future

    Physicists at TU Dresden have discovered spontaneous static magnetic fields with broken time-reversal symmetry in a class of iron-based superconductors. This exceptional property calls for new theoretical models and may become important in quantum computing. The research results have recently been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.



    E-lecture "Theory of Frustrated Magnetism"

    The lecture will give an introduction to the field, primarily from a theoretical and conceptual perspective. It will cover general ideas, concrete models for frustrated magnets, theoretical methods such as spin-wave theory, parton constructions, and gauge fields, as well as advanced topics. Relevant experimental observations will be discussed as well.

  • Funnelv1

    08:30 Uhr

    A funnel of light

    The group of Professor Ronny Thomale at the University of Würzburg, in joint collaboration with the experimental optics group of Professor Alexander Szameit in Rostock, has developed a light funnel system which might inspire new generations of hypersensitive optical detectors and sensors for future information and communication technologies. Their results have just been published in the “Science” magazine.

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