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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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    2022 Mar 2023

    Bridging Distances: Research Discoveries and Social Bonding at the ct.qmat Cluster Retreat 2023

    Engaging presentations, captivating posters, and team-building exercises like the marshmallow challenge and the spaghetti tower marked the 2023 Retreat of the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, held in Bayreuth from March 20 to 22. The three days were brimming with the latest insights from the cluster areas Topological Electrons (A), Quantum Magnetism (B), and Topological Photonics (C), accompanied by many personal meetings.

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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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    28 Nov 2022

    3rd funding period for Dresden Collaborative Research Center on Correlated Magnetism

    The Dresden-based Collaborative Research Center 1143: "Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration to Topology" has been successfully conducting fundamental research in solid state physics for the past eight years. As confirmed by the German Research Foundation, the CRC will now be granted a third funding period, starting in 2023.

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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 been appointed Professor of Low-Temperature Physics of Complex Electron Systems at 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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    22 Sep 2022

    Kitty Q on the prowl for prizes: Mobile game created by the Würzburg and Dresden universities receives three awards in one day

    Three awards in one sweep: the creators of the mobile game app Kitty Q and its follow-up project QUANTube from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat had every reason to be excited this Wednesday, Sept. 21. Attending two parallel award ceremonies in Leipzig and Berlin, they took home a total of three awards for outstanding science communication and creative science marketing.

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    13 Sep 2022

    More quantum physics, please! Teachers and scientists meet in Dresden to discuss new ideas for school curricula

    The ct.qmat Cluster of Excellence at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) has embarked on a cooperation with the German Network of Excellence of STEM schools, MINT-EC. The aim is to incorporate the latest quantum physics research findings into the school curriculum as quickly as possible. Teachers from secondary schools from all over Germany are now meeting with the scientists in Dresden. At the center of the exchange are the research topics of ct.qmat and a revolutionary approach of teaching quantum physics through play: gamification, for which the award-winning games app “Kitty Q – A Quantum Adventure” serves as a trailblazing example.

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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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    03 Jun 2022

    GOLDENER SPATZ for Kitty Q: Game app on quantum physics wins at german children's media festival

    The game app "Kitty Q – A Quantum Adventure" has convinced the children's jury at the German Children's Media Festival Goldener Spatz and won first prize in the DIGITAL competition.

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