New podcast episode with Dagmar Bruss

ML4Q&A continues featuring theoretical physicists in ML4Q. In the third episode, Kathrin Dorn (PhD student, Egger group) speaks to Dagmar Bruss, professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physcs III in Düsseldorf. They talk about Dagmar's passion about quantum...

OpenSuperQ project film just released

In the last few years, quantum computing has been elevated from a basic research concept towards a viable cloud quantum computer, which will be affecting people’s everyday lives in multiple ways. The European research project OpenSuperQ is building a quantum computer...

ML4Q Professor Erwann Bocquillon officially appointed at University of Cologne

Erwann Bocquillon was appointed by the University of Cologne to start his ML4Q professorship as of October 1st. He will join the Institute of Physics II and will focus in his research on topological quantum computing architectures. Erwann is moving to Cologne after...

Call now open for ML4Q’s undergraduate internship program 2022

ML4Q Research School is glad to announce its Undergraduate Research Internship Program.  Physics students interested in quantum science and technologies can get the chance to acquire hands-on experience during an 8-12 weeks long research stay iin one of our groups in...

From Google back to Europe and Academia

As a newly appointed PGI Director, Rami Barends transitioned this summer from Google to Jülich in order to expand the internationally outstanding research on new computer technologies at Jülich and put quantum computer architectures into practice. At Google, Barends...


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.