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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 (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

Advanced Quantum Optics

Nanophysics - Quantum Phenomena and Applications

Advanced Ultracold Atoms

Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing Applied Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

Applied Superconductivity

Quantum Information

Condensed Matter Field Theory

Quantum Information and Entanglement

Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

Quantum Optics 1

Many-Body Physics

Quantum Transport in  Nanoscopic Systems

Many-Body Physics with Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

Semiconductor Nanofabrication and Nano-analytical Methods

Mathematical Quantum Mechanics II

Structured photonic nano-materials


Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1

Photonics of self-assembled nanosystems

Theoretical Solid State Physics

Quantum Field Theory

Ultracold Quantum Gases 1

Quantum Hardware

Quantum Optics

Solid State Spectroscopy

Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems in Atomic and Condensed Matter Physics

Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 2

Tensor Networks

Topology and new kinds of order in condensed matter physics

Topology in Condensed Matter Physics

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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