Prof. Harald Weinfurter and Prof. Kai Müller are conducting research at the “Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology” in the field of quantum communication. On the one hand, this involves transmitting quantum information over long distances. And on the other hand, it involves distributing a key for data encryption to distant partners in an absolutely tap-proof manner. But before the podcaster Larissa Vassilian talks about the current research with two scientists, some basics of quantum physics have to be explained, for example the principle of superposition or entanglement.

The cluster
The cluster of excellence Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) comprises seven research units within disciplines such as physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, material science, and chemistry, covering all areas of Quantum Science and Technology (QST) from basic research to applications. Its main goal is to build a world-leading center in QST, with a multidisciplinary profile, addressing important scientific and technological questions. It links groundbreaking research with industrial partners, creating a unique environment for Quantum Science and Technology via carefully designed structural measures that will transform the existing scientific and technological environment. (Source: MCQST)

The podcast
57 Clusters of Excellence, 1 Podcast. “Exzellent erklärt” reports regularly from one of the research clusters funded under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. The journey goes right across the country, and the topics are just as diverse as the locations: From A for African Studies to Q for Quantum Physics. Join us again for the next episode and immerse yourself in the exciting world of cutting-edge research!

How to listen
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