Experimental physicist Alexander Patscheider from Francesca Ferlaino's research group received one of this year's Hypo Tirol Prizes. Hypo Tirol Bank honored eight outstanding theses from six faculties at the University of Innsbruck with the 2023 Dissertation Award.
A quarter of a century ago, theoretical physicists at the University of Innsbruck made the first proposal on how to transmit quantum information via quantum repeaters over long distances which would open the door to the construction of a worldwide quantum information network. Now, a new generation of Innsbruck researchers has built a quantum repeater node for the standard wavelength of telecommunication networks and transmitted quantum information over tens of kilometers.
Solids can be melted by heating, but in the quantum world it can also be the other way around: In a joint effort, an experimental team led by Francesca Ferlaino in Innsbruck, Austria, and a theoretical team led by Thomas Pohl in Aarhus, Denmark, show in Nature Communications how a quantum liquid forms supersolid structures by heating. The scientists obtained a first phase diagram for a supersolid at finite temperature.
PASQuanS2 aims to develop next-generation programmable, large-scale atomic quantum simulators operating with up to 10,000 atoms building on the successful European Quantum Flagship project PASQuanS and unites 25 academic and technology partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Spain, among them the University of Innsbruck, IQOQI and the Spin-offs AQT und ParityQC.
Developing the next generation of parametric amplifiers for quantum technologies is the aim of the EU-funded project TruePA which recently started. The international consortium consisting of seven partners from five European countries, including the IQOQI group led by Gerhard Kirchmair.