New podcast episode with Kathrin Dorn

ML4Q&A continues featuring theoretical physicists in ML4Q. In the fourth episode, Federico Grasselli (Postdoc, Bruss group) speaks to Kathrin Dorn, PhD student in the group of Reinhold Egger, head of the Institute for Theoretical Physcs IV in Düsseldorf. They talk...

QSolid and QuBRA – newly funded BMBF projects with ML4Q members

Two consortial projects which involve ML4Q members started as of January 1st within the Federal Government Framework Program "Quantum technologies - from basic research to market". Quantum computer in the solid state - QSolid was granted a total funding volume of 76,3...

Melde Dich jetzt an zum Quanteen Day 2022

MINT Fans und Teens aufgepasst! Hast Du schon mal was von Quantencomputern gehört? Vielleicht bist Du auch schon einigen verrückten Phänomenen der Quantenphysik im Unterricht begegnet? Oder auch noch nicht? Am Quanteen Day 2022 wollen wir uns der Faszination...

First podcast episode on quantum science on Exzellent erklärt

On September 1, 2021, the first episode of the podcast of Germany’s Clusters of Excellence was released: “Exzellent erklärt (excellenty explained) – cutting-edge research for all”. This month the first episode on quantum science was released, featuring the Munich...

Nature Reviews Physics: Oliver Breunig and Yoichi Ando review opportunities of topological insulator devices

Topological insulators hold promise as a platform for unique quantum phenomena. However, realizing these phenomena experimentally requires sophisticated devices. In a Technical Review in Nature Reviews Physics, ML4Q spokesperson Yoichi Ando and ML4Q associated member...


About ML4Q

“Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” (ML4Q) is a Cluster of Excellence funded in 2019 within the Excellence Strategy by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is a cooperation by the universities of Cologne, Aachen, and Bonn, as well as the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

ML4Q at a glance (download link)


The aim of ML4Q is to develop new computing and networking architectures using the principles of quantum mechanics. Computing and networking power beyond anything classically imaginable would make quantum computers powerful tools in key areas such as materials design, pharmaceutics, or artificial intelligence. Quantum communication could be made effectively secure.
ML4Q builds on and extends the complementary expertise in the three key research fields (solid-state physics, quantum optics, and quantum information science) at the partner institutions in order to develop the best hardware platform for quantum information technology, and provide comprehensive blueprints for a functional quantum information network.