Master Seminar WS 18/19 – Quantum technologies

In winter term 2018/19 we offer a joint

Master I and Master II Seminar on

Quantum Technologies

Tuesdays 14-16, room t.b.d.

The first Quantum Revolution gave us new rules that govern physical reality. These were exploited to understand many questions in solid state physics, high energy physics and optics. It caused a transformational change to science, technology and society by providing us with things like transistors, computers, iPads, the laser and so on. The next Quantum Revolution is now on its way. The European Union and many national activates are spending significantly more than one billion Euros within the next ten years to develop tools and devices that “really” exploit the quantum character of our world. The goal is to produce quantum computers and quantum simulators, quantum sensors and quantum communication devices that might in the future impact large areas of daily life. This seminar intends to give an overview over this topic. We will explore individual examples where quantum technologies are already used today and hope to give you an overview of what to expect from quantum technologies in the coming years.

The seminar is a joint initiative of all QUANTUM groups and will be organized by Patrick Windpassinger ( The approx. 30 minutes talks should be given in English unless no international students are present.

The deal:

  • Every student is supposed to give an approx.  30 minutes long talk on the topic selected.
  • Contact your talk supervisor at least 4 weeks prior to your presentation for material
  • have a first version ready at least 2 weeks before the talk
  • schedule a test talk with your supervisor for the week before the talk
  • after the talk, upload your talk onto the drop box folder to share it with your colleagues
  • Most importantly: have fun!

Preliminary list of speakers

  Topic Speaker Supervisor
23.10. Die Quantenrevolutionen 1-2-3; von Schrödingers Katze über den Laser zum Quantencomputer Lenard Kron T. Sauer
30.10. Q-bits and quantum gates Mathias Heiles F. Schmidt-Kaler
6.11. Introduction to quantum computing – what is it all about and why; digital vs. analog quantum computation Steffen Gramsch P. Windpassinger
13.11. Quantum algorithms Jan Rothoerl F. Schmidt-Kaler
20.11. Cold atoms in optical lattices as quantum simulators Jessica Warbinek P. Windpassinger
27.11. Quantum computation with photonic qubits Maximilian Bubeck P. Windpassinger
4.12. Optical clocks for precision metrology and sensing Daniel Crowley P. Windpassinger
11.12. Single spin magnetic sensors Valentin Grunhofer A. Wickenbrock
11.12. Entanglement enhanced magnetometry Farroukh Peykar Negar A. Wickenbrock
18.12. Secure communication – Quantum key distribution Steffen Gavranovic P. van Loock
8.1. Quantum teleportation with discrete and continuous variables Alexander Wilzewski P. van Loock
15.1. Long-distance quantum communication and quantum internet Daniel Popper P. van Loock
22.1. Quantum communication via satellit Konrad Franz J. Walz
29.1. Program your own quantum machine Gunther Türk F. Schmidt-Kaler
5.2. Gravity and rotation sensing with ultra-cold quantum matter Lukas C. Schmitz A. Wenzlwaski


Please ask for further possible topics