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51st IFF Spring School - ONLINE ONLY

Quantum Technology

01-12 March 2021


Diese Veranstaltung war ursprünglich für den Zeitraum 23.03. bis 03.04.2020 geplant. Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie können wir die Vorträge der Spring School nur online anbieten. Obwohl diese Situation natürlich enttäuschend ist, hoffen wir, dass Sie alle verstehen, dass Ihre Sicherheit für uns oberste Priorität hat. Weitere Information finden Sie hier zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt.

This event was originally due to take place from 23.03 - 03.04.2020. Because of the Corona pandemic, we are now only able to offer the Spring School lectures online. Although this situation is of course disappointing, we hope that all of you will understand that your safety is our top priority. More information will be given here in due course.


Spring School Programme 2021


In the 2021 IFF Spring School, the students and young researchers will be exposed to the modern quantum mechanics tool box in order to equip them with the tools needed to tackle research problems in various different areas. The lecture plan will be organized to survey the entire scope of the current Quantum Technology Flagship of the European Union (

Lectures will be given covering each of the main research thrusts of the flagship: Quantum Communication, including quantum tools for network security and privacy; Quantum Computation, involving techniques from both solid state physics and atomic physics, where the quest is to have large-scale, reliable implementation of powerful computation; Quantum Simulation, which recognizes that even with near-term quantum processors of modest power, progress can be made in uncovering new features of our natural quantum world; and Quantum Sensing and Metrology, in which new quantum effects come closer to the ultimate limits of sensitivity.

Other topics will also be covered, from fundamental subjects such as quantum information theory, to the very technical area of systems engineering. Additional areas include quantum control techniques, and software design for quantum systems.

Topics of the lectures include the quantum view on:

  • Computation: hardware platforms, error correction, verification, software and applications
  • Communication
  • Simulation
  • Sensing and Metrology
  • Control Techniques
  • System Engineering
  • Industrial Perspectives

The IFF Spring School is organised in close collaboration with universities, research institutions, and industry.