Deadline extended – Call still open for speakers at Soapbox Science Rheinland

This year ML4Q is co-organizing the Rheinland event for Soapbox Science. In case you are not familiar with this event: Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do. Events take place starting from...

Einen Tag Physikerin sein! Melde Dich jetzt an zum Girls’ Day 2023

MINT Fans und Teens aufgepasst! Am Girls'Day 2023 tauchen wir mit euch in die spannende Welt der Quantenphysik ein. Als kleinste, elementare Bausteine der Welt folgen die Quanten ihren ganz eigenen mysteriösen Gesetzen. Vieles aus unserem Alltag - wie z.B. Laser oder...

International Women’s Day 2023 – #EmbraceEquity

Image by Freepik - The picture shows illustrated women without filled out faces with different skin colours, hairstyles and a hijab.International Women's Day 2023 - #EmbraceEquity Whether it is the Covid 19 pandemic, which has had a significant impact on the living...

ML4Q experts on Google Quantum AI’s latest error correction findings

ML4Q members, Frank Wilhelm-Mauch and David Gross, contributed to the latest research-in-context article by the Science Media Center Germany (SMC) which provides journalists with sound facts and reliable scientific expertise about current research findings. Last week...

New podcast episode with Tommaso Calarco

In our new season we feature members of the cluster who are working at the intersection to other stakeholders in the larger quantum community. In this episode, we talk to Tommaso Calarco, Director of the PGI Institute for Quantum Control at Forschungszentrum Jülich,...


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.