Quantum Science Austria 

The Second Quantum Revolution - the breathtaking development of modern quantum science - would not have been conceivable without the pioneering contributions from Austria. Based on them, quantum technologies are being developed today that surpass classical technologies in many areas. Within the funding initiative excellent=austria the Austrian The Cluster of Excellence COE 1 - Quantum Science Austria, which has recently been approved by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, is advancing basic research in the quantum sciences, aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge and thus be the engine for future innovations. Starting October 1, 2023 35 million euros will be available for this purpose over the next five years.

The focus is on fundamental questions regarding the quantum nature of space, time and gravity, new paradigms in quantum information science and the physics of quantum many-body systems. The scientists in Innsbruck, Vienna, Linz and Klosterneuburg are asking innovative fundamental questions that can only be solved by combining the unique know-how available in Austria. With well-controlled model systems based on trapped ions, ultracold atoms, long-range interaction systems, photonic systems, superconducting quantum circuits, and nanoscopic solid-state systems, they aim to unravel the most challenging puzzles of the quantum world.

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quantA will offer opportunities for young scientists at every level. Stay tuned for open positions and become part of the biggest and most advanced quantum science program in central Europe.


University of Innsbruck (UIBK)
Institute for Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW)
Johannes-Kepler University of Linz (JKU)
Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
University of Vienna (UNIVIE)

Board of Directors

Gregor Weihs, Tracy Northup, Oriol Romero-Isart (UIBK), Markus Aspelmeyer (UNIVIE), Francesca Ferlaino (OEAW), Johannes Fink (ISTA), Armando Rastelli (JKU), Jörg Schmiedmayer (TUW)


Key Researchers

Markus Arndt, Markus Aspelmeyer, Rainer Blatt, Hans Briegel, Časlav Brukner, Gemma De Los Coves, Francesca Ferlaino, Johannes Fink, Philipp Haslinger, Richard Küng, Tracy Northup, Hannes Pichler, Armando Rastelli, Oriol Romero-Isart, Jörg Schmiedmayer, Norbert Schuch, Thorsten Schumm, Maksym Serbyn, Philip Walther, Gregor Weihs, Anton Zeilinger, Peter Zoller

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