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51st IFF Spring School

Quantum Technology

23 March – 03 April 2020 in Jülich, Germany


Registration is now CLOSED! We regret that, due to the popularity of this year's school, we can no longer accept any further applications!

Both the lecture hall and the hostel are now FULLY BOOKED!


PLEASE NOTE: in Germany, clocks will be put forward one hour on Sunday, 29 March (at 02:00)! Please make sure you arrive on time for lectures the following Monday!

The IFF Spring School & Quantum Information at Jülich

The annual IFF Spring School has a long-standing tradition dating back to 1969 when the Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF) was founded. Since then, the Schools have made it possible for students and young researchers to gain a two-week insight into current topics related to condensed matter research.

Since the restructuring in 2011, research in the area of electronic systems and information technology became part of the Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI) named after IFF’s Nobel Prize winner (Physics in 2007). Biophysics and soft matter research has found a home in the Institute of Complex Systems (ICS).Two additional method-oriented institutes which emerged from the IFF are the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) and the Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS).

Extensive research is underway in Jülich in the areas of quantum technology and quantum information science. Much of it is hosted in the Institute for Quantum Information (IQI), a joint enterprise of PGI and Aachen University. In close cooperation with several other PGI divisions (Theoretical Nanoelectronics, Quantum Control, and Semiconductor Nanoelectronics), work is underway to develop both the theoretical and experimental underpinnings of future quantum computers.

Our experimental groups work on the realization of quantum computing components in single-spin quantum dots in semiconducting systems (both gallium-arsenide and silicon-germanium based), and in hybrid superconducting-semiconducting structures that realize Majorana qubits. In cooperation with our technical department, the Central Institute for Engineering and Analytics (ZEA-2), we are working towards the development of electronic control systems that will make scalable quantum devices possible.