They call it the "magic angle." If an experiment slightly shifts two layers of graphene relative to each other, the carbon material—surprisingly—becomes superconductive. With this trick, scientists such as LMU researcher Dmitri Efetov have opened the door to a new realm of physics.
The Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat opens up new fields of research in quantum materials and designs tailor-made materials for the high-tech of tomorrow. This collaboration offers outstanding opportunities to work on global future topics in an internationally-networked scientific community.
Metrology, computing, communications: quantum research in Erlangen has a broad base. The team of researchers at FAU and the nearby Max Planck Institutes is also at the forefront of international advances in quantum imaging, quantum computing, and encryption.
Early-career researchers at MCQST are conducting cutting-edge research in quantum science and technology. The START fellowship program supports them to develop their own projects and take steps toward building an independent career.
Rupert Huber’s experimental work in terahertz and solid-state physics at the interface of optics and electronics is internationally renowned. His fundamental research is used in ultrafast atomic-resolution microscopes and quantum information processing.
Monika Aidelsburger elucidates the nature of many-body quantum phenomena. Her ERC Starting Grant has been topped up by an LMU Tenure-Track Professorship to pursue this work.
At JMU Würzburg, Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp and his team are conducting pioneering work on topological materials. With its cutting-edge technology, the new Institute for Topological Insulators will be the ideal place for them to develop this research.
Scientists at the Universities of Würzburg and Ottawa have solved the decades-old problem of distinguishing between single and multiple light excitations. They present their new method in the journal Nature.
Liquid water is one of the most important ingredients for the emergence of life as we know it on Earth. Researchers of the ORIGINS Cluster from the fields of astrophysics, astrochemistry and biochemistry have now determined in a novel, interdisciplinary collaboration the necessary properties that allow moons around free-floating planets to retain liquid water for a sufficiently long time and thus enable life.
Two students from the TAO High School Students Research Centre (SFZ) at the University of Bayreuth have won a silver medal at the German Young Physicists' Tournament (GYPT).