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Quantum Digital Transformation for Berlin

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Einstein Research Unit (Berlin University Alliance)

Einstein Research Unit (Berlin University Alliance)

„Perspectives of a quantum digital transformation: Near-term quantum computational devices and quantum processors“: The first Einstein Research Unit of the Berlin University Alliance begins its work. The interdisciplinary unit focuses on quantum digital transformation and will be anchored at the Department of Physics at Freie Universität with Professor Dr Jens Eisert as the unit's head.

News from May 06, 2021

How can quantum computers revolutionary change the computational power of computers? What new insights do quantum computers offer for high-energy physics or quantum chemistry?

Berlin's researchers want to answer these questions jointly aiming to develop novel approaches and technical solutions. They will work initially for three years and bring together expertise in theoretical and experimental physics, applied mathematics, computer science and machine learning.

About 30 scientists and quantum experts from the Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité will set new inter- and transdisciplinary research foci in the strategically important research field of quantum computing. The research teams of Professor Dr Jens Eisert (FU Berlin), Professor Dr Oliver Benson (HU Berlin), Professor Dr Jean-Pierre Seifert (TU Berlin) and Professor Dr Robert Gütig (Charité) will work together with numerous scientific cooperation partners such as the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute or the DLR (German Aerospace Center).

Along with Jens Eisert's group, several physics research groups of the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems at Freie Universität Berlin will be involved in the future-oriented research unit – the groups of Professor Dr Christiane Koch, Professor Dr Felix von Oppen, and Professor Dr Piet Brouwer.

The ERU "Perspectives of a quantum digital transformation" will be funded with two million euros annually. With its start, Berlin will advance to become a centre of quantum science and quantum technology.


About Einstein Research Units

Einstein Research Units are designed to facilitate long-term research collaborations in strategically important research fields of the Berlin University Alliance. With the Einstein Research Units, strategically relevant interdisciplinary research fields can be strengthened and new inter- and transdisciplinary research foci can be developed.

About Berlin University Alliance

The Berlin University Alliance is a consortium consisting of three major Berlin universities – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin – and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, established to shape research and education in Berlin. The four partners joined forces to further develop Berlin as a research hub with international drawing power. Together the partners explore major societal challenges, increase public outreach, promote the training of junior researchers, address issues of quality and standards in research, and share resources in the areas of research infrastructure, teaching, diversity, equal opportunities, and internationalization. The Berlin University Alliance is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the state of Berlin under the Excellence Strategy of the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments.

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Keywords

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  • BUA
  • Einstein Research Unit
  • ERU
  • Jens Eisert
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  • quantum computing
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  • quantum digital transformation
  • quantum physics
  • research