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Visitor program for Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence ('QC2 Basel')

English title Visitor program for Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence ('QC2 Basel')
Applicant Loss Daniel
Number 124382
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Departement Physik Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Condensed Matter Physics
Start/End 01.04.2009 - 31.03.2012
Approved amount 300'000.00
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Keywords (8)

Quantum Computing; Quantum Coherence; solid state qubits (theory & experiment); international visitor; program in quantum; physics of condensed matter; quantum information science

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The purpose of this program is to fund extended research visits of distinguished scientists from around the world to the Basel center for quantum computing and quantum coherence (QC2). The topics of research will center around the quantum physics of condensed matter with special focus on quantum information science. The program hosts both theoretical and experimental researchers. Currently, there are five research groups from the Department of Physics in Basel participating in the program, the group leaders are: Proff. Bruder, Loss, Poggio, Schoenenberger, and Zumbuehl. The ongoing research includes: Spin decoherence and nuclear magnetism in low-dimensional interacting systems, quantum control, quantum measurements, and foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum coherence in hybrid systems, spintronics in nanowires, quantum Complexity theory: Simulation of Many-Body Hamiltonians using Perturbation Theory.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Number Title Start Funding scheme
140311 Visitor program for Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence ('QC2 Basel') 01.04.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)
140311 Visitor program for Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence ('QC2 Basel') 01.04.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

The Basel QC2 Center (http://qc2.unibas.ch) was established in 2005 from research groups in both theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics at the University of Basel. The QC2 Center devotes its research to quantum information science with particular focus on its physical aspects such as implementations of quantum computers in solid state systems. This requires the study of a wide range of quantum effects in many-body systems displaying quantum coherence and entanglement, in and out of equilibrium. A particular focus is the study of semi-conducting (spin qubit) and superconducting nanostructures, and various hybrid systems involving light-matter interaction. The field of quantum computing also brings together very abstract ideas from information science and complexity theory to the theory of quantum dynamics in systems coupled to a variety of environments. This visitor program is intended to attract the key scientists in this multidisciplinary field for extended visits to Basel with the particular goal of initiating and exploring new developments in quantum computing and quantum coherence.
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