Steht der Quantenrechner vor der Tür? Ein Press Briefing des Science Media Center Germany

Das Science Media Center Germany (SMC) ist eine unabhängige und gemeinwohlorientierte, journalistisch arbeitende Institution, die Medienschaffende in ihrer Berichterstattung bei Themen mit Wissenschaftsbezug unterstützt. Zum "Press Briefing" lädt das SMC bei einer...

JARA Institute for Quantum Information (QI)

Watch below a recently released introductory video on the research program of the JARA Institute for Quantum Information (QI) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University. The JARA Institute for Quantum Information - which is co-founded and led by Hendrik...

Fulbright-Cottrell Award for outstanding teacher-scholars goes to Simon Stellmer

In acknowledgement by his scientific community on both sides of the Atlantic for the quality and innovation of his research programs and academic leadership skills, Simon Stellmer was awarded the Fullbright-Cottrell Award 2021. The award is granted by the...

ML4Q Technology Day 2021

For the first time, ML4Q partnered with QT.NMWP.NRW to bring together ML4Q’s early career scientists with experts from the corporate world on the ML4Q Technology Day 2021. Company representatives from Elmos, Eleqtron, Fraunhofer ILT, IDQ, E.ON, Pasqal, Rigetti and...

Next Stop with Franco Lisandrini

In Next stop ML4Q, young scientists joining our cluster talk about their career steps before moving to one of our universities. Watch in this episode Franco Lisandrini from the group of Corinna Kollath at University of Bonn. Have a look at other stories!  


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.