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    02 Sep 2022

    New fur for the quantum cat: Entanglement of many atoms in a quantum material discovered for the first time

    Be it magnets or superconductors: materials are known for their various properties. However, these properties may change spontaneously under extreme conditions. Researchers at the Technische Universität Dresden and the Technische Universität München have discovered an entirely new type of such phase transitions. They display the phenomenon of quantum entanglement involving many atoms, which previously has only been observed in the realm of few atoms. The results were recently published in the scientific journal Nature.

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    25 Aug 2022

    Laser network the size of a sand grain at the heart of pioneering achievement

    The development of a topological laser array by a research team of the Wuerzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat represents a pioneering achievement in physics. For this groundbreaking work, Sebastian Klembt from the Julius Maximilians University Wuerzburg has now been shortlisted for the prestigious “Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year.”

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    30 May 2022

    Whirlwind in the material: Dresden physicist wins prize for world's first image of a 3D magnetic field

    A Dresden research team led by solid-state physicist Dr. Axel Lubk has succeeded in imaging the magnetic field of tiny magnetic nanovortices - called skyrmions - in three dimensions with a resolution of seven millionths of a millimeter. This is the first time ever that this has been achieved.

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    20 May 2022

    Almost everything is topological

    An international research team has discovered that topological electronic states are present in nearly every known material. The team’s discovery of ubiquitous band topology has been published in the journal Science.

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    09 May 2022

    A ‘fast lane’ for electrons

    The study of ultra-pure materials still has many ways to surprise and delight! For delafossite metals it was shown that wires sculpted from the same single crystal have very different resistivities depending on the angle at which they are cut. From the fundamental physics point of view, the laws of bulk resistivity are being broken.

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    13 Apr 2022

    Focus on quantum optics: X-ray physicist holds new professorship at JMU Würzburg

    Adriana Pálffy-Buß has been appointed to the new W2 professorship for Theoretical Quantum Information and Quantum Optics at the University of Würzburg. She is an expert in the new research field of X-ray quantum optics.

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    08 Apr 2022

    Claudia Felser receives the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal

    Claudia Felser receives the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. She is one of the 25 principal investigators of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat.

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    31 Mar 2022
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    Great honor for "Kitty Q": the game app wins Spanish Game Award & is nominated for important German media awards

    +++ Award-winning science communication: game app "Kitty Q" wins "Best Mobile Indie Game" at the Valencia Indie Summit +++ Nominations for DEUTSCHE COMPUTERSPIELPREIS (DCP) and children's media award GOLDENER SPATZ +++ DCP awards gala tonight +++

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    28 Mar 2022

    Coffee, networking and, above all, physics - ct.qmat's hybrid in-person retreat

    Highly motivated speakers, a buzz of voices in the foyer, and lively discussions about the presentations and the posters on display: More than 100 participants attended the first on-site Cluster Retreat–and the second one since the launch of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter in 2019– in the placid town of Merseburg from March 23 to 25, 2022. A further 30 retreat guests joined virtually.

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    11 Mar 2022

    Training future scientists: Teaching quantum physics through play at an early age

    The ct.qmat Cluster of Excellence has launched a new project in collaboration with the national network of STEM schools of excellence, MINT-EC. The aim is to incorporate the latest quantum physics research results into the school curriculum as quickly as possible. Drawing on the award-winning app “Kitty Q – A Quantum Adventure,” quantum physics content will be added into school curricula as early as grade 6.

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    10 Mar 2022

    Dresden physicist belongs to the best early career scientists in Germany

    Dr. Tobias Meng is awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2022 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. This Prize is considered Germany’s most important award for early career researchers, and is endowed with 20,000 Euros.

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    11 Feb 2022

    Electron conspiracy in a Japanese lattice pattern: kagome metals baffle science

    The special structure of the atomic lattice of potassium-vanadium-antimony leads to an extraordinary combination of outstanding quantum properties, which have now been demonstrated for the first time and could enable a completely new type of superconductivity. Prof. Ronny Thomale, Würzburg researcher of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, predicted such quantum effects theoretically already ten years ago. The latest experimental results have been published in the journal Nature.

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