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Group Research Goals

We are performing research at the intersection of solid state physics and quantum information. Specifically, we are interested in the physics of nanoscale devices with quantum functionality. Our research is theoretical but is carried out in close collaboration with experimental researchers around the world. 

Current projects:
  • Superconducting quantum bits
  • Quantum bits based on semiconductor nanostructures
  • Optimal quantum gates in imperfect qubits
  • The physics of the measurement process with nonlinear detectors
  • Quantum phenomena in nonlinear systems, e.g. dynamical tunneling
  • Scalable architectures for quantum computers with realistic error thresholds
  • Circuit quantum electrodynamics
  • Decoherence from structured environments

Here are some recent popular introductions to our work
Here is a debate at the german Bundestag about the current status of quantum computing. One of the experts was our group leader Frank Wilhelm-Mauch: