Upcoming Events

Interview Days 2017
2nd selection round for IMPRS-QST

June 8th-9th, 2017
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Herbert Walther Lecture Hall

Past Events

Career Talk by Dr. Susanne Pielava: "From Theoretical Physics to Algorithms"

May 18th, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Herbert Walther Lecture hall

During their undergraduate and graduate studies, physicists acquire a broad set of transferable skills which make many career paths available, also outside of academia.

After a postdoc in condensed matter theory, Dr. Susanne Pielawa joined a start-up as an early employee, and developed algorithms for a 3D-model search engine. She is now a Software Engineer at Google Munich.

IMPRS-QST/TopMath Spring School 2017: Quantum entropy and its use
March 29th-31st, 2017
Abtei Frauenwörth, Chiemsee

Entropy is a central quantity in information theory, probability and physics. This spring school dealt with fundamental concepts and basic operational interpretations of entropy with a particular focus on applications to quantum mechanics.

IMPRS-QST Industry Excursion: <br />Visit to Google Munich Office<br />February 20, 2017 Zoom Image
IMPRS-QST Industry Excursion:
Visit to Google Munich Office
February 20, 2017
Kick-off event of the IMPRS-QST and MQC day in a joint workshop

Munich Quantum Symposium 2016
Oct 27th - 28th

Kick-off event of the IMPRS-QST and MQC day in a joint workshop


PhD students who join the IMPRS for Quantum Science and Technology will be part of a large community, establish networks, and have their thesis work complemented by an educational program. The curriculum consists of:

  • Two basic courses (1st year of PhD)
  • Two advanced courses (2nd year of PhD)
  • Annual Summer School (every year)
  • Regular seminars (organized by students)
  • Tutoring and discussion groups
  • Soft-skills and interdisciplinary training
  • International research stay: 1-3 months


*Below are the links to the listing of courses currently available at TUM and LMU

The list of courses offered by the IMPRS-QST programme will include the following courses that are regularly taught at MPQ/LMU/TUM, supplememented by additional ones with a more specialized QST focus.

Basic level

Advanced level

Many-Body Physics Advanced Computational Physics
Mesoscopic Physics Advanced Physics of Nanosystems
Nanoelectronics and Nanooptics Applied Quantum Mechanics
Nanophysics - Quantum Phenomena and Applications Applied Superconductivity
Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing Condensed Matter Field Theory
Quantum Information Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum Information and Entanglement Many-Body Physics with Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases
Quantum Optics 1 Mathematical Quantum Mechanics II
Quantum Transport in  Nanoscopic Systems Nanoplasmonics
Semiconductor Nanofabrication and Nano-analytical Methods Photonics of self-assembled nanosystems
Structured photonic nano-materials Quantum Field Theory
Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1 Quantum Hardware
Theoretical Solid State Physics Quantum Optics 2
Ultracold Quantum Gases 1 Solid State Spectroscopy
Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems in Atomic and Condensed Matter Physics
Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 2
Two Dimensional Materials
Ultra Cold Quantum Gases 2

Tutoring and Supervision

  • Regular meetings with your supervisor and co-supervisor
  • A Thesis Advisory Board matched to your specific research profile
  • Yearly progress report

Graduate Schools

Enrollment at the Graduate Programs of the participating universities:

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