Platforms for Quantum Technologies

Platforms for Quantum Technologies

Date: March 27-31, 2023

Location: The course will take place in person in Aachen, Bonn and Cologne (for details see the preliminary schedule)

Lecturers: Y. Ando (UoC), H. Bluhm (RWTH), M. Müller (FZJ), J. Schmitt (U Bonn)

Prerequisite: completed Quantum Mechanics Course

ECTS: 3 credit points can be obtained after submitting additional assignments, that would be evaluated.

Registration:  The course is already fully booked and registration is closed.


Contents of the course

Recently, elusive concepts of quantum mechanics such as superposition and entanglement – which have long been regarded as curiosities of quantum mechanics with no practical purposes – have become the key elements of several technological applications. These fledgling quantum technologies define a new field of physics and engineering, and may  be roughly structured into quantum communication, quantum sensing, quantum simulations, and, last but not least, quantum computing.

During the one-week course, students will have a chance to get an overview of the most promising platforms and first applications, following up by a crisp introduction to the basic theoretical concepts needed to understand them. Furthermore, students will be offered to visit some of the laboratories. The course is divided into following thematical modules.

  • A Short Dive into Quantum Algorithms and Quantum Error Correction 
  • AMO (atomic, molecular, optical) platforms
  • Solid state platforms
  • Topological platforms

More information on the content can be found here. The course will be organized in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence Matter and Light for Quantum Computing (ML4Q). It is a part of the Jülich Summer Academy 2023. It aims to give the Master students the first insights into the research done in the cluster on platforms and applications for quantum technologies. More in-depth knowledge on the presented topics can be obtained from the courses offered at all participating universities. The list of ancillary courses can be found here.

The course is open to Master students in Physics with a knowledge in quantum mechanics and basic knowledge of condensed matter physics, as well as to junior PhD students, who would like to learn more about the research done in the cluster. It will consist of lectures and practical exercises.




Preliminary schedule of the course

(last updated: Nov 4, 2022)

Literature related to the course

If you would like to have abetter understanding of the topics presented during the course, please find the following pre-reading list below: