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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    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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    22 Jan 2021

    1 million Euros for black holes made from semimetals

    The early career research team leader Tobias Meng launches a three-year research project connecting the physics of semimetals to the theory of black holes. The German-Luxembourg research project has just received funding of roughly one million Euros.

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    15 Jan 2021

    Light and matter. Photonics scientist to occupy the cluster's first junior professorship

    Since a Nature article in 2018, experts have been looking forward to photonic quantum physics from Würzburg. Sebastian Klembt played a key role in the presentation of the first topological isolator made of light and matter. The scientist has been the first junior professor in the Cluster of Excellence since November 2020.

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    14 Jan 2021

    Find a needle in the haystack: a new high-throughput method for magnetic quantum materials

    With the help of a novel algorithm, magnetic topological compounds can now be searched for automatically. The computer method developed is considered a milestone for research into topological materials and paves the way for systematic identification of such materials, which have so far only been determined on a case-by-case basis.

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    27 Nov 2020

    Freeze like a star! Web exhibition explores the mysteries of the quantum world

    The Würzburg–Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has taken a big step towards popular science communication. The web exhibition “SHOWCASE – Insight into our Research” provides information about the goals, current activities, and research achievements of over 250 international cluster researchers – with easy-to-understand texts, catchy illustrations and entertaining videos.

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