The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is participating in two quantum research projects which will receive millions of euros in State funding. The projects NeQuS and IQ-Sense, linked to the Munich Quantum Valley initiative, address quantum networks and quantum sensors. Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume stated that Bavaria is to become a worldwide pacesetter in the quantum sciences.
Quantum technologies represent incredible scientific and economic potentials for the computer of the future. Accordingly, the Free State of Bavaria has decided to provide a significant amount of funding for the fundamental research in lighthouse projects through the Hightech Agenda Bavaria. According to the Bavarian Ministry of Science and the Arts, the projects NeQuS and IQ-Sense, in which TUM is participating, will receive a total of 3.5 million euros.
NeQuS focuses on the communication between various quantum computer systems at five different locations in Garching and Munich. This network is to create the technical and scientific basis for a global quantum internet of the future.
IQ-Sense is working on quantum sensor technologies. The precise measurement of physical parameters is of fundamental importance to all physical and engineering sciences, as well as biosciences and medicine. This project is working to develop quantum sensors for practical application with previously unattainable resolution and sensitivity.
Science minister Blume said: "We want to provide targeted support to interdisciplinary and inter-university projects which can lay the foundations for leading-edge innovations, innovations which are beyond the power of our imagination today and which will have a positive impact both on us and on future generations."