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    08 Sep 2021

    Ultrafast & ultrathin: new physics professor at TU Dresden makes mysterious quantum world visible

    Alexey Chernikov was appointed the new W3 professor of Ultrafast Microscopy and Photonics established by the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. The 38-year-old scientist pursues the goal to make ultrafast quantum mechanical quasiparticles visible in atomically thin nanocrystals.

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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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    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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    27 Mar 2020

    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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    30 Jan 2020

    Renowned Tomassoni prize for Alexander Szameit

    For his groundbreaking research in different areas of fundamental research our associate Alexander Szameit from Rostock University reveives the „Tomassoni Prize“ of the Sapienza-University Rome. Click for the German news article.

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