Illustration: Mathieu Juan/University of Sherbrooke

Experimental physicists led by Gerhard Kirchmair, together with theoretical physicists at the University of Oulu, Finland, have succeeded for the first time in controlling protected quantum states - so-called dark states - in superconducting quantum bits. The entangled states are 500 times more robust and could be used, for example, in quantum simulations. The method could also be used on other technological platforms.

Christine Maier

Experimental physicist Christine Maier from Rainer Blatt's research group will receive the IQOQI Thesis Award 2021. The award, endowed with 1,000 euros, is being presented this year for the eighth time and recognizes scientific excellence in the field of quantum physics.


A class of observables known as partial spectral form factors can efficiently measure signatures of chaos in existing quantum simulators, opening the door to future insights into chaos and thermalization.

Photo: M.R.Knabl

Quantum physicist Hannes Pichler has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for his theoretical research on quantum many-body physics and quantum information processing. The grant, endowed with around 1.5 million euros, is the highest award for successful young scientists in Europe.

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