# Fields of Research

The fields of research covered by the IMPRS will encompass different areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics & computer science, and material science, organised in four specialist subjects:

**Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics****Solid State Physics and Material Science****Quantum Information Theory****Quantum Many-Body Physics**

There are common, overarching scientific lines of research that unite several of the above fields, including:

**Light-matter interfaces**: cavity QED, large Coulomb systems, single emitters, non-classical light, quantum networks, and quantum repeaters.**Information processing**: quantum circuits, quantum memories, NMR, error correction, channels, algorithms, tomography, quantum control, topological quantum computation, decoherence, open systems.**Communication**: cryptography, multipartite entanglement, quantum repeaters, protocols.**Many-body systems**: ultracold quantum gases, atoms in optical lattices, quantum phases of matter, topological matter, quantum transport, quantum simulation, disordered systems, numerical methods, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, and tensor network techniques.**Quantum technologies**: nanofabrication, quantum chip design, optoelectronic systems, quantum sensing.