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.

Events

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    1113 Oct 2021

    2. QMA retreat meeting

    In Erfurt we will meet and talk about your projects.

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    1315 Oct 2021

    First ct.qmat Summer School

    We will meet in Erfurt directly after the 2. QMA Retreat and learn more about complexity and topology in quantum matter.

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    12 Sep 202031 Dec 2021

    ct.qmat at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden

    Dresden is one of the most important scientific research sites in Germany. With the SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH, the Technischen Sammlungen opens a new space where visitors can experience future topics. To this end, interactive exhibits have been set up together with scientists.

News

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    18 Jun 2021

    Karl Leo receives the European Inventor Award 2021 in the “Lifetime Achievement” category

    Dresden physicist Prof. Karl Leo is honored with the European Inventor of the Year 2021 in the “Lifetime Achievement” category. Leo is one of the 25 principal investigators of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, where he primarily researches semiconductor-based topological photonics.

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    31 May 2021

    Topolectrical circuits: A new direction of topological research is ready for take off

    Through a recently developed experimental platform, topological matter can be realized in a fast, cost efficient, and versatile way. It was only about two years ago that researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat realized "Topolectric Circuits" and did important pioneering work on their conceptualization for synthetic topological matter. Another breakthrough has now been achieved by the team led by Würzburg physicist Prof. Dr. Ronny Thomale.

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    28 May 2021

    Electrons waiting for their turn: new model explains 3D quantum material

    Scientists from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have developed a new understanding of how electrons behave in strong magnetic fields. Their results explain measurements of electric currents in three-dimensional materials that signal a quantum Hall effect. These results have just been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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    17 May 2021

    It's all about the surface

    The extraordinary material manganese bismuth telluride is the first topological insulator to exhibit a number of spectacular physical effects due to its internal magnetic field. Now, researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat found out which atomic layer has to be on the surface for this to happen. This makes it possible to better control the properties of this quantum material and brings it a little closer to everyday use. For the future, this promises a more energy-efficient technology.

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    19 Apr 2021

    Discovery trip in the mini-cosmos

    Physicist Tobias Meng is fascinated by electrons. They can do incredible things and help to find new materials.

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    13 Apr 2021

    Spins under control

    Extremely sensitive quantum sensors have great potential to revolutionize medical imaging, navigation and information technology. An international researcher team led by scientists from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has made a breakthrough that could shorten the path to this goal greatly.

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    22 Mar 2021

    Jazz, sport & quantum physics - first virtual cluster retreat of ct.qmat

    The first conference of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat exhausted all possibilities of the digital event world.  

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    19 Mar 2021

    Pretty gameful! German Research Foundation grants 100,000 euros for a mobile game on quantum physics

    The Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat takes an unusual approach to attracting new talents. To get children and young people interested in the topic of quantum physics, the research alliance is developing an entertaining mobile game that is intended to be played around the world. 

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    04 Mar 2021

    Quantum world for everyone!

    A six-minute image video is now available with both German and English subtitles on the YouTube channel of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. 

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