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    17 May 2021

    It's all about the surface

    The extraordinary material manganese bismuth telluride is the first topological insulator to exhibit a number of spectacular physical effects due to its internal magnetic field. Now, researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat found out which atomic layer has to be on the surface for this to happen. This makes it possible to better control the properties of this quantum material and brings it a little closer to everyday use. For the future, this promises a more energy-efficient technology.

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    19 Apr 2021

    Discovery trip in the mini-cosmos

    Physicist Tobias Meng is fascinated by electrons. They can do incredible things and help to find new materials.

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    13 Apr 2021

    Spins under control

    Extremely sensitive quantum sensors have great potential to revolutionize medical imaging, navigation and information technology. An international researcher team led by scientists from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has made a breakthrough that could shorten the path to this goal greatly.

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    22 Mar 2021

    Jazz, sport & quantum physics - first virtual cluster retreat of ct.qmat

    The first conference of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat exhausted all possibilities of the digital event world.  

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    19 Mar 2021

    Pretty gameful! German Research Foundation grants 100,000 euros for a mobile game on quantum physics

    The Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat takes an unusual approach to attracting new talents. To get children and young people interested in the topic of quantum physics, the research alliance is developing an entertaining mobile game that is intended to be played around the world. 

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    04 Mar 2021

    Quantum world for everyone!

    A six-minute image video is now available with both German and English subtitles on the YouTube channel of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. 

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    22 Jan 2021

    1 million Euros for black holes made from semimetals

    The early career research team leader Tobias Meng launches a three-year research project connecting the physics of semimetals to the theory of black holes. The German-Luxembourg research project has just received funding of roughly one million Euros.

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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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    14 Jan 2021

    Find a needle in the haystack: a new high-throughput method for magnetic quantum materials

    With the help of a novel algorithm, magnetic topological compounds can now be searched for automatically. The computer method developed is considered a milestone for research into topological materials and paves the way for systematic identification of such materials, which have so far only been determined on a case-by-case basis.

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    27 Nov 2020

    Freeze like a star! Web exhibition explores the mysteries of the quantum world

    The Würzburg–Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has taken a big step towards popular science communication. The web exhibition “SHOWCASE – Insight into our Research” provides information about the goals, current activities, and research achievements of over 250 international cluster researchers – with easy-to-understand texts, catchy illustrations and entertaining videos.

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    18 Sep 2020

    Quantum honey from black holes

    Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have proposed a new quantum material in which electrons move as a viscous fluid–like a kind of quantum honey. If scientists succeed in producing the material in sufficient purity, the effect will be three times stronger than in the “miracle material” graphene.

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    11 Sep 202031 Dec 2021

    Opening of the exhibition SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH

    From 12 September on, the Technische Sammlungen will be showcasing cutting-edge research from Dresden. An exhibition in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence of TU Dresden ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter, the Leibniz- Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, and the Barkhausen Institute as well as DRESDEN-concept, and the City of Dresden.

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