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    08 Feb 2024
    06:02 pm

    A superconducting sandwich offers hope for Majorana QuBits

    Dresden physicists discover the source of unique surface superconductivity, published in the journal Nature.

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    18 Jan 2024
    11:00 am

    Extremely Robust & Ultra-Sensitive: Topological Quantum Device Produced

    A significant breakthrough has been achieved by quantum physicists from Dresden and Würzburg. They’ve created a semiconductor device where exceptional robustness and sensitivity are ensured by a quantum phenomenon. This topological skin effect shields the functionality of the device from external perturbations, allowing for measurements of unprecedented precision. Published in Nature Physics.

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    23 Nov 2023
    12:00 pm

    €2.7 million for Superconducting “Miracle”. ERC grant for Dresden quantum physicist Hassinger

    Elena Hassinger, a renowned low-temperature physicist, has been awarded €2.7 million in funding by the European Research Council. This ERC Consolidator Grant will support her pioneering work on unconventional superconductors, which could lead to a breakthrough in topological quantum computing.

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    26 Oct 2023
    05:00 pm

    Spinaron: A Rugby in a Ball Pit. New Quantum Effect Demonstrated for the First Time

    For the first time, experimental physicists from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have demonstrated a new quantum effect aptly named the “spinaron.” This revelation challenges the long-held Kondo effect – a theoretical concept which has been considered the standard model for the interaction of magnetic materials with metals since the 1980s. These groundbreaking findings were published in the esteemed journal Nature Physics.

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    25 Oct 2023

    Building Bridges in the Quantum World. New Excellence Chair launched in Würzburg

    Giorgio Sangiovanni specializes in the computational analysis of quantum materials. He now heads the recently established Chair in Computational Quantum Materials at ct.qmat’s Würzburg branch, backed by €1.5 million in funding from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.

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    06 Sep 2023

    #researcHER: International elite of female physicists visit Würzburg

    This summer, the Hubland Campus of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg became a hub for female quantum physicists from around the globe. From July 31 to August 2, 2023, they gathered at the behest of the Grete Hermann Network, part of the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat.

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    22 May 2023

    Third funding period for Würzburg's Collaborative Research Center ToCoTronics

    The Collaborative Research Center ToCoTronics in condensed matter physics will be extended for four more years. The German Research Foundation is funding it with 12 million euros.

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    28 Mar 2023

    Innovative teaching award

    15 lecturers receive the "Prize for Good Teaching" from the Bavarian Ministry of Science. A physicist from ct.qmat at Würzburg is among them.

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    21 Mar 2023

    Surprise in the quantum world: Disorder leads to ferromagnetic topological insulator

    Magnetic topological insulators are an exotic class of materials that conduct electrons without any resistance at all and so are regarded as a promising breakthrough in materials science. Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have achieved a significant milestone in the pursuit of energy-efficient quantum technologies by designing the ferromagnetic topological insulator MnBi6Te10.

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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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    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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