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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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    10 Mar 2022

    Dresden physicist belongs to the best early career scientists in Germany

    Dr. Tobias Meng is awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2022 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. This Prize is considered Germany’s most important award for early career researchers, and is endowed with 20,000 Euros.

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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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    21 Dec 2021

    Quantum physics explained simply! Award-winning game app "Kitty Q" launches "QUANTube" series with explainer videos

    +++ Game app " Kitty Q" wins the 2nd prize of the Games Innovation Award Saxony +++ As of January 2022, early career researchers will answer questions on quantum physics asked by players in the follow-up project "QUANTube" +++ German Research Foundation awards "QUANTube" with one of the Community Prizes +++ App reaches 65,000 downloads +++

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    09 Dec 2021

    „Crazy“ light emitters: Physicists see an unusual quantum phenomenon

    Scientists of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have experimentally discovered an unusual quantum phenomenon for the motion of luminescent electronic quasiparticles in atomically-thin semiconductors. The results were published in the Physical Review Letters journal.

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    06 Dec 2021

    Claudia Felser receives Max Born Prize

    Prof. Claudia Felser, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids Dresden and principal investigator of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, will be awarded the Max Born Prize 2022 for her outstanding scientific contributions to physics.

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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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    05 Nov 2021

    Electron family creates previously unknown state of matter

    An international research team from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has demonstrated a completely novel state of matter in a metal. It is created by the combination of four electrons-until now, only electron pairs were known. The results have been published in the journal Nature Physics.

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    25 Oct 2021

    Mysterious quantum world inspires kids and teens: "Kitty Q" game app successfully launched

    +++ Mobile game reaches around 23,000 downloads in the first week +++ Media experts recommend "Kitty Q - a Quantum Adventure" +++

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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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    13 Oct 2021

    Experience the completely crazy quantum world: Global release of the "Kitty Q" mobile game

    +++ Mobile game "Kitty Q - a Quantum Adventure" released worldwide +++ Great-granddaughter and grandson of Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger take over patronage +++ Mobile game nominated twice for the German Children's Software Award TOMMI 2021 at launch +++

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