Upcoming Events

The Art of Presenting Science
with Gijs Meeusen from Artesc

Date: Mai 7th and 8th, 2018
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

In the upcoming IMPRS-QST/MPQ workshop series we are going to solve the problems that come together with presenting. With a bit of thinking from the world of physics we can easily solve the problems you face on stage and we will find that there are only three problems to solve to make a great performance possible. The tools that you can find by solving these three problems turn out to be the same as the ones used in theater performances.

IMPRS-QST seminar series

Speaker: Prof. Roser Valentí, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Title: Designing quantum spin-orbit-coupled materials: a source for exotic excitations
Time: April 16, 2:15 PM
Location: LMU, Schellingstr. 3 (S) - S 006

Speaker: Prof. Nicolas Gisin, Université de Genève
Title: “From Newton Nonlocality to Quantum Teleportation”
Time: Mai 17, 11:00 AM
Location: MPQ lecture hall (B 0.32)

IMPRS-QST Summer School 2018

Date:4th until the 8th of June
Place: Hotel Waldhof, Oetz, Austria


1) Neural Networks and Machine Learning

Speakers: David Dahmen, FZ Jülich and Juan Carrasquilla, Vector Institute Toronto

2) Quantum Technology

Speaker: Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm

3) Dualities in Condensed Matter Theory

Speaker: Inti Sodemann, MPI for Complex Systems, Dresden

Past Events

The Summer School included five series of lectures held by international experts on both theoretical and experimental quantum physics.

Joint CoQuS and IMPRS-QST Summer School on Complex Quantum Systems

18-22 September 2017
Atominstitut, TU Wien, Vienna

The Summer School included five series of lectures held by international experts on both theoretical and experimental quantum physics.

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


List of Courses for the Curriculum

The list of courses recognized for the IMPRS-QST curriculum includes courses that are regularly taught at MPQ/LMU/TUM, supplememented by additional ones with a more specialized QST focus.

Please follow the links below to the listings of courses currently available at TUM and LMU

Tutoring and Supervision

IMPRS-QST students receive an exceptional tutoring on many levels. Through contact with many different PIs from early on, our PhD students have experts who can assist and support them in their research and education. The elements of the IMPRS-QST tutoring are:

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

Graduate Schools

Enrollment at the Graduate Programs of the participating universities:

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