New method pre­vents quan­tum computers from cra­shing

Quantum information is fragile, which is why quantum computers must be able to correct errors. But what if whole qubits are lost? Researchers at the University of Innsbruck, in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University and University of Bologna, are now presenting a method in the journal Nature that allows quantum computers to keep going even if they lose some qubits along the way.

Marco Canteri receives his Masters

Congratulations, Marco!

Thesis Titled: Single-atom-focused laser for photon generation and qubit control




Philipp Schindler erhält ERC Star­ting Grant

Für seine Forschung zu komplexen Quantensystemen und ihrem Einsatz in der Informationsverarbeitung erhält der Experimentalphysiker Philipp Schindler von der Universität Innsbruck einen Starting Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrats (ERC). Die Förderung ist mit rund 1,5 Millionen Euro dotiert.

Klemens Schüppert receives his PhD

Congratulations, Klemens!

Thesis Title: Quantum Interface - A fiber cavity perpendicular to a linear ion trap






Philip Holz receives his PhD

Congratulations, Philip!

Thesis Title: Towards ion-lattice quantum processors with surface trap arrays





Daniel Heinrich receives his PhD

Congratulations, Daniel!

Thesis Title: Ultrafast Coherent Excitation of a 40Ca+ Ion






Welcome Christian Marciniak

Christian completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, where he built a Penning trap setup for analog quantum simulation experiments with hundres of qubits in a 2D Coulomb crystal of beryllium ions.

In Innsbruck he is joining the AQTION project where he hopes to deploy his expertise to deliver Europe's first compact trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator.

Welcome Tuomas Ollikainen

Tuomas completed his PhD in Aalto University, Finland, where he worked on topological excitations in Bose-Einstein condensates. He did part of the PhD work in Amherst College, USA, where he worked on BEC experiments.

In Innsbruck, Tuomas will join the 2D crystals project with the goal of trapping, cooling, and performing experiments on two-dimensional ion crystals.