Korbinian and Pelayo participated in IQST’s Quantum Science Slam

IQST’s Quantum Science Slam took place on February 8th at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart:

7 amazing performances, a fully packed hall and great fun. The audience have voted:
1st winner: Lukas Kürten from the Max Planck Institute FKF
2nd winners, jointly: Sven Bodenstedt from University of Stuttgart and Korbinian from our group! Well done!
Here is a photo collage of the event:

photo collage

Martin Plenio is listed as Highly Cited Researcher 2017

As one of only two theoretical physicist in Germany, Martin is listed in the annual compilation of the worlds most cited and influential scientists. We are delighted with this award which recognizes the excellent work of the entire group over the last decade.
The listing can be found here.

A 4-year long project bears fruit with a publication in Nature Physics

In 2010 we proposed theoretically a new method for efficient quantum state tomography for large quantum systems. In a joint project with the trapped ion group at Innsbruck we have achieved the first experimental demonstration of this method. The project started in 2013 required the sustained effort of two generations of PhD students (Tillmann & Milan) and postdocs (Ish & Marcus). Well done!

ITP work is chosen as Editor’s Suggestion in PRL

Our recent article “Resource Theory of Superposition,” by T. Theurer, N. Killoran, D. Egloff, and M. B. Plenio, has been highlighted as an Editor’s Suggestion in the most recent volume of Physical Review Letters.
The article can be found here.

Jorge is a dad!

Congratulations, Jorge, to the birth of your daughter, Alejandra!


We hope you have a joyful and healthy journey ahead and we are looking forward to Alejandra’s first  visit to the institute!

Work of the group is published in Science

Recently, Ilai and Martin, in a collaboration with Liam McGuinness and Fedor Jelezko and their team, published their work in Science. In a joint theoretical and experimental work NMR signals of nanoscale samples were measured in a setup that is capable, in principle, of resolving chemical shifts and J-coupling which are essential quantities to identify molecules or determine their structure.

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Quantum biology work of the group features in a full page particle in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Our work on the role of the interplay of quantum dynamics and the environment, notably vibronic coupling, is reported upon in a science special in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, a leading German weekly. It also explains our recent collaboration with the Christoph Lienau to show that vibronic coupling that we introduced to quantum biology is also active in organic photovoltaics.

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