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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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    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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    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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    03 Dec 2021

    International science prize for Würzburg physicist

    Ronny Thomale, a founding member of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, has been awarded the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics.

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    18 Oct 2021

    Treasure hunt, fireplace talk & research results - first reunion of the Quantum Matter Academy in Erfurt

    After the forced break due to corona, a little more than 80 early career researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter-have met again in person for the first time since 2019. The meeting in Erfurt was characterized by the joy of direct exchange and scientific discussions. Immediately afterwards, the first International Autumn School took place.

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    24 Sep 2021

    As big as a grain of sand: First topological vertical cavity laser arrays

    Israeli and German researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have developed a way to force an array of vertical cavity lasers to act together as a single laser.The findings were presented in the journal Science.

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    14 Sep 2021

    Triangular Honeycombs: Physicists design novel quantum material

    Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have recently conceived and realized a new quantum material. The research results have appeared in the journal Nature Communications.

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    04 Aug 2021

    Successful beta test for “Kitty Q”

    The cellphone game by the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has been successfully tested by children, adolescents, and their parents. The app is already scheduled for global release in October.

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    02 Jul 2021

    "Construction manual" for quantum materials

    Physicists from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have discovered a minimum distance at which electrons in wires made of quantum materials must flow in order to conduct electricity in a dissipationless manner. The research results have been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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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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