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,...

Join the Nacaps study – because your personal path counts!

The University of Cologne encourages all its doctoral students to join the Nacaps study which collects comprehensive information on doctoral conditions and successes, career intentions and general living conditions of doctoral students and doctoral graduates. Nacaps...

In zwei Wochen ist der Quanteen Day – Programm jetzt online!

Noch zwei Wochen bis zum Quanteen Day 2023! Am 23. Januar ist es soweit!Die Anmeldung läuft noch und wir freuen uns auf Euch!Ab heute ist auch das Programm online, sodass Ihr Euch anschauen könnt, was Euch erwartet. Alle Infos findet Ihr hier:...

Have a nice Christmas break!

Dear ML4Q friends, We are so grateful to have such a wonderful community where we can pursue so many and diverse projects. Thank you all for being part of our ML4Q activities, and here's to many wonderful projects in the future. Enjoy the rest of the week and have a...

Apply now for a scholarship for the Quantum Technology Master Track @ RWTH Aachen!

  Apply now for a scholarship for the Quantum Technology Master Track @ RWTH Aachen!     Within the framework of ML4Q, RWTH Aachen University awards full two-year scholarships for their Quantum Technology Master Track to two outstanding students every year....


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.