ML4Q&A with Christof Wunderlich on Ion-Trap Quantum Computing

  In this episode Chris introduces Mira Sharma, his co-host of the show. Mira is a PhD student at IQI in David DiVincenzo's group. This is their first co-hosted episode, so it is an experiment.For today’s episode Chris and Mira left the cluster bubble on a...

Exciting technologies at the Cologne Children’s University

Impressions fromKölnerKinderUni 2024Welcome to the 2nd PhysicsWith Daniel RosenbachAbout nanotechnologies -but how small is nano?The Size-Sorting-ChallengeOn cool computers -but how cold is cold?The Temperature-ChallengeCool experimentswith liquid nitrogenExciting...

Coole Technologien begeistern Schüler:innen der 5. und 6. Klasse bei der Kölner Kinderuni

Einige ImpressionenKölnerKinderUni 2024Willkommen in der II. PhysikMit Daniel RosenbachÜber NanotechnologienAber wie klein ist nano?Die Größenvergleich-ChallengeÜber coole ComputerAber wie kalt ist kalt?Die Temperatur-ChallengeCoole Experimentemit flüssigem...

Gláucia Murta guest on ML4Q&A in latest podcast episode

    In this episode Chris talks to Gláucia Murta, a postdoc in ML4Q, who won the cluster's Young Investigator Award. They talk about Gláucia’s passion for fundamental questions, device independence and a great outreach project, the podcast O Q Quantico she...

Learn how quantum theory came to be in the second episode of O Q Quântico

Learn how quantum theory came to be in the second episode of O Q Quântico   I have a theory is the title of the second episode of the OQ Quântico podcast which aims to guide the listener in 7 episodes through the main concepts of quantum theory, bringing science...


About ML4Q

“Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” (ML4Q) is a Cluster of Excellence established in 2019 within the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In ML4Q, scientists from the universities of Cologne, Aachen and Bonn as well as Forschungszentrum Jülich come together to spearhead quantum computing research.

ML4Q at a glance (download link)
A brief introduction to the Excellence Strategy (video 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 expands 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.