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Lever­aging Ethics to Make Quan­tum Rese­arch Sustaina­ble

Inns­bruck is a leading center in the develop­ment of new quantum tech­no­logies. In order to under­stand the processes of societal chan­ge triggered by these tech­no­logies and to be able to develop correspon­ding ethics frame­works, the Univer­sity of Inns­bruck is foun­ding today the Inns­bruck Quantum Ethics Lab (IQEL), in which experts from various discip­lines will work together.

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Method to cha­rac­te­rize large quan­tum com­pu­ters

Quantum devices are becoming ever more complex and powerful. Researchers at the University of Innsbruck, in collaboration with the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Technology Sydney, are now presenting a method to characterize even large quantum computers using only a single measurement setting.

Illustration of the density distribution of a rotating dipolar Bose-Einstein-Condensate (dBEC) exhibiting quantized vortices based on simulation data from the paper.

Ultra-cold mini twis­ters

A team of quantum physicists from Innsbruck led by three-time ERC laureate Francesca Ferlaino has established a new method to observe vortices in dipolar quantum gases. These quantum vortices are considered a strong indication of superfluidity, the frictionless flow of a quantum gas, and have now been experimentally detected for the first time in dipolar gases.

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New form of uni­ver­sal quan­tum com­pu­ters

Computing power of quantum machines is currently still very low. Increasing it is still proving to be a major challenge. Physicists at the University of Innsbruck now present a new architecture for a universal quantum computer that overcomes such limitations and could be the basis of the next generation of quantum computers soon.

light-matter quantum network

Build an advan­ced Euro­pean quan­tum inter­net eco­sys­tem

The Quantum Internet Alliance has started a seven-year program to build an innovative Quantum Internet ecosystem in Europe. The first phase has a budget of 24 million euros. The research groups led by Tracy Northup and Benjamin Lanyon at the Department of Experimental Physics of the University of Innsbruck and the quantum computer spin-off AQT will be involved in the project.

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Pro­mi­nent researchers’ work gets publis­hed more easily

Research work by renowned researchers is rated significantly better than work by lesser-known researchers, despite the same quality. This was the conclusion reached by a team of researchers led by Jürgen Huber from the Department of Banking and Finance in a recently published study. 

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800 moun­tain resear­chers met in Inns­bruck

From 11 to 15 September, the University of Innsbruck hosted the second International Mountain Conference, the world's largest conference exclusively on mountain issues. Over the course of four days, numerous experts from a wide range of disciplines engaged in an interdisciplinary exchange on various aspects of mountain research.

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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

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