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    10 Jan 2023

    Milestone for light-driven electronics: Excitons generated in a topological insulator for the first time

    An international team of scientists collaborating within the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has achieved a breakthrough in quantum research – the first detection of excitons in a topological insulator. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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    04 Nov 2022

    New quantum professor in Dresden: With record low temperatures into the hotspot of solid state physics

    Elena Hassinger has taken on the Chair of Low-Temperature Physics of Complex Electron Systems within the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. The professorship has been newly established at TU Dresden. The researcher is an expert in solid state physics at very low temperatures down to 0.01 Kelvin (-273.14 °C). She studies unusual quantum phenomena that only occur in the freezing cold, with the focus currently being on cerium rhodium arsenic (CeRh2As2) – a promising unconventional superconductor.

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    07 Oct 2022

    ERC Advanced Grant for Vladimir Dyakonov

    With 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council, Professor Vladimir Dyakonov will be able to pursue the development of a novel quantum sensor: The physicist was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.

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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

    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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