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Symbolbild: Zwei blaue und zwei grüne Papierschiffe verfolgen ein rotes Papierschiff auf weißem Hintergrund.

Mora­lity and com­pe­ti­tion in sci­ence

How does competition influence moral behaviour? Studies have so far found evidence for both a negative and a positive influence of competition on moral behaviour. Researchers from Innsbruck, Vienna, Stockholm and Amsterdam are using this unanswered question in a meta-study to investigate the extent to which different study designs can be responsible for variability in scientific results.

Illustration of 2 atoms between 2 mirrors

Boost for the quan­tum inter­net

A quarter of a century ago, theoretical physicists at the University of Innsbruck made the first proposal on how to transmit quantum information via quantum repeaters over long distances which would open the door to the construction of a worldwide quantum information network. Now, a new generation of Innsbruck researchers has built a quantum repeater node for the standard wavelength of telecommunication networks and transmitted quantum information over tens of kilometers.

Ecologist Leopold Füreder has been working in the Rotmoostal valley in the Ötztal for many years.

High-alpine ani­mal spe­cies need more pro­tec­ted areas

Melting glaciers have massive consequences for biodiversity in the Alpine region, as a team of researchers including the Innsbruck ecologist Leopold Füreder has shown for a period between 2020 and 2100. According to the study, numerous invertebrate species are threatened with the loss of their habitats. The researchers call for the expansion of protected areas. The study has been published in Nature Ecology&Evolution.

A geologist rappels down into the cave.

His­tory of water sup­ply in one of the driest regi­ons in the USA

An inter­national team includ­ing Simon Steidle from the Quatern­ary Research Group at the Departm­ent of Geol­ogy at the Uni­vers­ity of Innsb­ruck has reconstruct­ed the evo­lut­ion of groundw­ater in the Great Basin, USA – one of the driest regions on Earth – up to 350,000 years into the past with unprece­dented accuracy. 

Two persons standing on a table

Quan­tum com­pu­ter in reverse gear

Large numbers can only be factorized with a great deal of computational effort. Physicists at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, led by Wolfgang Lechner are now providing a blueprint for a new type of quantum computer to solve the factorization problem, which is a cornerstone of modern cryptography.

View into a vacuum chamber, one hand holds a torch into the chamber

Two qudits fully entangled

Recently quantum computers started to work with more than just the zeros and ones we know from classical computers. Now a team at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, demonstrates a way to efficiently create entanglement of such high-dimensional systems to enable more powerful calculations.

More than 40 people stand on a staircase at the Campus Technik.

EU Flag­ship project Mil­lenion launched

The Mille­nion project focuses on modu­lar scala­bility and accessi­bility aspects of trapped-ion quan­tum com­puters, tackl­ing the tran­sition from current labora­tory-based experim­ents to industry-grade quan­tum com­puting tech­nologies. 14 aca­demic and indu­strial lea­ders across Europe are joining forces to deliver a modu­lar and scala­ble quan­tum com­puting suite with high perform­ance cluster inte­gration and a fault-tole­rant register of up to 1000 qubits.

Flagge der Ukraine weht im Wind.

War in Ukrai­ne: Uni Inn­bruck helps

The University of Innsbruck is dismayed by the war in Ukraine. A crisis team has been set up to deal with the situation and is working on concrete steps to support cooperation partners

Die Türken bei Menandros Protektor


Die Türken bei Menandros Protektor

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