A Eurocrat’s guide to quantum computing

  This blog article was published on the QuTech blog "Bits of Quantum" on November 3, 2022.Thrilled about how well the analogy works, we asked Valentin to publish his article on our blog. He kindly agreed 🙂 Enjoy!  Are you a Europhile or have you ever...

What is a Si-QuBus good for?

In a series of explanatory videos, the groups of Lars Schreiber and Hendrik Bluhm from the JARA Institute of Quantum Information explain the underlying principle of electron shuttling.This outreach project is also part of the Si-QuBus project which is funded within...

Mario Berta appointed ML4Q professor at RWTH Aachen University

Mario Berta was appointed by the RWTH Aachen University to start his ML4Q professorship as of November. He will lead a research group on mathematical questions in quantum information science, focusing on quantum communication theory and the theory of quantum...

New video on Quantum Cryptography

Can you explain what you are doing in your PhD and postdoctoral studies in different levels of difficulty? Are you able to take your audience step by step into the details of your complicated thesis work? Here is how we challenged our researchers! In our video series...

Physics is not only a “boy thing” – an interview with Corinna Kollath

Physics is not only a "boy thing" - an interview with Corinna Kollath   Corinna, it's almost 10 years now that you became professor for Theoretical Quantum Physics at the University of Bonn. How has it been? I hardly notice that it is almost 10 years, since it...


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.