On September 1, 2021, the first episode of the podcast of Germany’s Clusters of Excellence was released: “Exzellent erklärt (excellenty explained) – cutting-edge research for all”. The podcast on current scientific topics reflects the research diversity of the Clusters of Excellence: from African studies to quantum physics. In each episode, listeners can expect insights into the interdisciplinary work of a research network. The scientists talk to podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how they want to find scientifically sound answers to societally relevant topics.

In the ninth and most recent episode, Larissa Vassilian talks to ML4Q members, Sebastian Diehl and Michael Köhl. They explain some quantum mechanical phenomena, like superposition and entanglement, providing insight into the slightly different views of the theorist as opposed to the experimentalist. They shed some light on their work in the ML4Q cluster in order to help understand and create network architectures for quantum computers. There are many problems to be solved – including, for example, the question of how quantum computers can be networked together, even though the quantum states they need to function are difficult to keep stable.



And by the way, here is the publication highlight Michael talks about through the end of the episode:

Köhl group realizes quantum network node


About the podcast

Ten science communicators from various clusters worked together for several months to develop the concept for the new podcast series. “We want to make cutting-edge research visible and tangible for everyone,” explains Doreen Böttcher, responsible for public relations at the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop” (CeTI) at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and a member of the project team for the new science podcast. The project team’s common goal: to inform a broad public about the topics and working methods of the research it funds.

Listen to all episodes on the podcast website and subscribe using the most popular portals: https://exzellent-erklaert.podigee.io/#subscribe

Contact for general information about the podcast: info@exzellent-erklaert.de


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