our mission

We explore the physics at low and ultra-low temperatures with special focus on superconductivity and magnetism as well as on the control of quantum systems in the field of quantum technologies.

 
26-04-24
WMI hosts kick-off seminar of jDPG PhD-Kolleg

WMI hosts the kick-off seminar of the jDPG-Kolleg "Next Generation Computing".

12-04-24
Quantum Symposium was big success

With 300 on-site visitors and more than 300 in the live stream, the symposium Quantum Technologies, organized by BAdW and MQV, was a big success.

04-05-24
"Cool" physics at BAdW’s Tag der offenen Tür

On May 4th the Bavarian Academy of Science opened its doors to the public. The WMI fascinated over 5.500 visitors with low-temperature physics.

what we do
Our field
of research
01
Quantum Systems
We study the fundamental physics of solid-state based quantum systems and advance their fabrication technology to lay the basis for applications in quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing.
02
Quantum Communication and Sensing
We study the foundations of quantum microwave communication and sensing. We also develop quantum microwave technologies for the realization of quantum local area networks and advanced sensing methods.
03
Quantum Computing and Information Processing
Our mission is to investigate complex quantum systems, engineer novel devices and educate students to advance quantum technologies for scientific and societal impact.
04
Quantum Theory
We develop analytic and numerical methods for modelling the quantum properties of superconducting circuits, nanomechanical devices, spin ensembles and hybrid quantum systems. Our goal is to identify improved protocols for practical quantum communication and quantum information processing applications, but also to explore novel quantum many-body phenomena that arise in such artificial quantum devices with specifically engineered properties and interactions.
05
Magnetism and Spintronics
We study the ordering of spins, magnetization dynamics and spin transport in magnetic materials to understand the formation of complex spin textures, their high-frequency response and the transport of angular momentum. We fabricate complex magnetic heterostructures and nanostructures required for advanced data storage and the next-generation spintronic devices.
06
Superconductivity and Correlated Electron Systems
Superconductivity is one of the most fascinating but also complex and challenging phenomena in solid-state physics. We focus on the fundamental understanding of the mechanism of superconductivity in materials such as the cuprates, iron pnictides or organic metals.
whats happening
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04-05-24
"Cool" physics at BAdW’s Tag der offenen Tür

On Saturday, May 4th, the Bavarian Academy of Science opened its doors to the public. At the Residenz in Munich, over 5.500 visitors explored the various institutes that constitute the BAdW. On the forefront, the WMI showed interested adults and kids the fascinating physics that take place at ultra-low temperatures, ranging from experiments with liquid nitrogen and superconducting materials all the way up to modern quantum computing.

26-04-24
WMI hosts kick-off seminar of jDPG PhD-Kolleg

WMI hosts the kick-off seminar of the jDPG-Kolleg "Next Generation Computing". Approximately 30 PhD students convened to delve into an array of questions spanning from the technical implementation of quantum computers, the availability and use cases of quantum algorithms, potential applications, to broader social implications. The efforts of the students are complemented by an advisory board from the scientific community (Hans Huebl - WMI, Jeanette Lorenz - Fraunhofer Gesellschaft), industry (Adrian Auter - IQM) and organisations briding the gap between industry and academia (Andreas Böhm - Bayern Innovativ). The opening talk by Max Werninghaus highlighted superconducting quantum processors and perfectly set the stage for the dynamic discussions during the weekend. 

12-04-24
Quantum Symposium was big success

The symposium on Quantum Technologies organized jointly by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) was a big success. It took place in the premises of BAdW in the Munich Residence with more than 300 participants. An additional audience of more than 300 followed the symposium in the livestream. Rudolf Gross, the Scientific and Managing Director of Munich Quantum Valley, led through the program.

08-03-24
Symposium on Quantum Technologies on 12 April 2024

Quantum technologies have the potential to have a profound impact on science, society and the economy. But where do quantum technologies stand today? And in which application could they bring the greatest benefits in the future? This and more will be the subject of the symposium organized by the BAdW in cooperation with MQV on 12 April 2024 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Munich Residence. Further information on the program and registration can be found on the BAdW website.

01-03-24
MQV Public Annual Report 2023 available

The Munich Quantum Valley has compiled a public report to provide an overview of its activities within 2023 to the public. As part of the Bavarian Hightech Agenda, MQV succeded in establishing a vivid quantum ecosystem providing broad quantum education, excellent research, technology transfer, and innovative applications.  "We are proud of what we have achieved in the past year by joining forces in the Bavarian quantum ecosystem and I would like to thank all MQV members for their support in assembling the report", MQV Scientific Director Rudolf Gross points out.

23-01-24

The magnetoelastic coupling of magnetic and elastic excitations enables the generation of elastic waves carrying angular momentum. In a quantum picture, this corresponds to a resonant conversion of magnons to chiral phonons and vice versa. WMI researchers realize this conversion process using a simple and versatile experimental platform consisting of a metallic magnetic thin film on a crystalline substrate. These findings allow us to study the impact of crystal symmetry on angular momentum transport by phonons and investigate phononic birefringence.