First cross-regional center, Jena - Stuttgart - Ulm, for quantum photonics established | Funded by Carl Zeiss Foundation with 12 Mio€

Boosting imaging and sensing techniques by and for quantum technology

Handover of funding to Tilman Pfau @Uni Stuttgart

Minister Theresia Bauer and Joachim Ankerhold in the quantum lab @5th Institute of Physics, Uni Stuttgart

Handover of funding to Andreas Tünnermann @Uni Jena. Photos: Carl Zeiss Foundation

On Monday 28 March 2022, the first cross-regional center for quantum photonics QPhoton was established at the locations of the universities of Ulm, Stuttgart and Jena. Funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation with 12 million euros, the center will provide a cross-disciplinary and cross-site platform for research and exchange for around 50 scientists. At the opening, Minister Theresia Bauer and Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee presented a check for the total funding amount to the three site managers, Joachim Ankerhold (Ulm), Tilman Pfau (Stuttgart) and Andreas Tünnermann (Jena) in Stuttgart and Jena.

The Carl Zeiss Foundation Center for Quantum Photonics (QPhoton) aims to combine the innovation potential in photonic technologies at the Jena site with the outstanding know-how on quantum systems at the Stuttgart and Ulm sites, to merge these three locations to a nationally unique quantum photonics competence center. To this end, QPhoton will leverage synergies and, in association with local non-university partners and at inter­nationally competitive standards, ultimately drive technological developments and break­through innovation of quantum photonics. In this way, new and evolving markets will be opened up for the benefit of the economy and society

Check out the interviews with the QPhoton directors Tilman Pfau (University of Stuttgart), Joachim Ankerhold (UUlm) and Andreas Tünnermann (University of Jena)

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