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October 7th, 2019

Kick-Off Session
Special Training on Stress Management for Doctoral Students

Jointly organized by IMPRS-QST and IMPRS-APS in cooperation with the TK health insurance.

The seminars of this training are designed for the specific situations and needs of doctoral researchers and geared to help you understand stress, as well as how to protect yourself from its negative effects. You will learn different approaches to stress management, practice several relaxation methods and get useful tools beneficial for both your professional and private life.

This year the IMPRS-QST Summer School was jointly organized with the Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics (MPHQ).<br />Participants both from Harvard and IMPRS highlight the best aspects and moments of this great event!

July 22nd-26th, 2019

Joint IMPRS-MPHQ Summer School
Bad Aibling, Germany

This year the IMPRS-QST Summer School was jointly organized with the Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics (MPHQ).
Participants both from Harvard and IMPRS highlight the best aspects and moments of this great event!

June 18th-19th, 2019

IMPRS-QST seminar series
Block course by Giuseppe Carleo, Flat Iron Institute

Machine Learning Techniques for Many-Body quantum systems: theory and experiments

Lectures and tutorials

Time: June 18th-19th, 2019
Location: seminar room E0.11, MPA Garching

These lectures covered the main machine learning techniques adopted to study interacting quantum systems. First the concept of neural-network quantum states, a representation of the many-body wave-function based on artificial neural networks was introduced. Then, it was shown how these representations can be used in a variety of applications, including examples for data-driven, experimental analysis in the context of quantum state tomography. It was also shown how these states can be used in variational applications to theoretically study the physical properties of interacting many-body quantum systems both at equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium. The lectures were followed by hands-on sessions, based on the open-source software NetKet.

December 5th, 2018

Special lecture by Prof. Assa Auerbach, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The 2nd Law: History and Fiction    

Time: Wednesday, December 5th, 4:30 pm
Location: MPQ lecture hall, B 0.32

The talk discussed the history of Maxwell’s Demon, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and its connection to Information Theory. It showed how these concepts can be explained to non-physicists in a comic book of an adventure story called “Max the Demon vs Entropy of Doom’’

December 3rd - 4th, 2018

Recent Advances in Quantum Science and Technology
Joint Workshop of IMPRS-QST, CoQuS and the Innsbruck Physics Research Center  

A joint workshop with the primary goal of establishing connections between the students from the three institutions and stimulate discussions among them. The program included talks by two PIs of each institution: Immanuel Bloch and Matthias Punk from IMPRS-QST, Johannes Fink and Jörg Schmiedmayer from CoQus and Lauriane Chomaz and Wolfgang Lechner from Innsbruck. Moreover, Klaus Sengstock from the University of Hamburg also gave a presentation on his exciting research!

November 8th, 2018

IMPRS-QST seminar series
Olivier Darrigol, CNRS & Paris Diderot University

Title: The magic of Feyman's QED
Time: Thursday, November 8th, 4 pm
Location: MPQ lecture hall B 0.32

For a long time, and even after the Feynman diagrams and rules were publicly known, Feynman's approach to quantum electrodynamics remained largely private. For this reason, its stupendous efficiency sounded like magic to most of his contemporaries. The purpose of this essay is to bring out the hidden contrivances of this magic.

July 19th, 2018

IMPRS-QST seminar series
Prof. Stefanie Barz, University of Stuttgart

Photonic quantum technologies: From foundations to applications

July 11th, 2018

Career Talk by
Dr. Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation

Furthering your career:
- Postdoc opportunities in the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s global network
- Research management: An alternative for you?

June 19th, 2018

IMPRS-QST seminar series
Prof. Stefan Kehrein, University of Göttingen

Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Quantum Many-Body Systems: Irreversibility and the Quantum Butterfly Effect
<h2>June 4th to 8th, 2018<br /><br /><strong>IMPRS-QST Summer School</strong><br /><strong>Oetz, Austria</strong></h2>

June 4th to 8th, 2018

IMPRS-QST Summer School
Oetz, Austria

- Neural Networks and Machine Learning
David Dahmen, FZ Jülich and Juan Carrasquilla, Vector Institute Toronto
- Quantum Technology
Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm
- Dualities in Condensed Matter Theory
Inti Sodemann, MPI for Complex Systems, Dresden

May 17th, 2018

IMPRS-QST seminar series
Prof. Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva  

From Newton Nonlocality to Quantum Teleportation

May 7th - 8th, 2018

The Art of Presenting Science
with Gijs Meeusen from Artesc

Lecture on "Discovering the First Law of Stage Acting" and several workshops including individual coaching
September 18th - 22nd, 2017<br /><br /><strong>Joint CoQuS and IMPRS-QST Summer School on Complex Quantum Systems</strong><br /><strong>Atominstitut, TU Wien, Vienna</strong>

September 18th - 22nd, 2017

Joint CoQuS and IMPRS-QST Summer School on Complex Quantum Systems
Atominstitut, TU Wien, Vienna

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

May 18th, 2017

Career Talk by Dr. Susanne Pielava, Google
From Theoretical Physics to Algorithms  

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.

A joint initiative of four International Max Planck Research School, including IMPRS-QST. more

March 29th-31st, 2017

Joint IMPRS-QST and TopMath Spring School on Quantum entropy and its use
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.
February 20th, 2017<br /><br /><strong>IMPRS-QST industry excursion </strong><br /><strong>Visit to Google Munich Office</strong>

February 20th, 2017

IMPRS-QST industry excursion
Visit to Google Munich Office

October 27th - 28th, 2016<br /><br /><strong>Munich Quantum Symposium 2016</strong>
Kick-off event of the IMPRS-QST and MQC day in a joint workshop more
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