From Quantum Matter to Quantum Computers

School for Master Students
4 - 7 October 2022

Wondering about quantum technologies and if a career in quantum research might be for you? This four-day school will give master students an introduction to the fast-moving field of quantum matter, focusing on many-body systems ranging from exotic states of matter to quantum computers. Aiming to make up for the recent lack of in-person interactions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the school will connect students to each other and to physicists of all career stages. 

This school is explicitly targeted at master students considering a Ph.D. in quantum research, who may not yet have had the chance to experience in-person workshops and the broader community of quantum research. 
During this program, you will:

    • Get to know the field: Follow introductory lectures on subjects such as quantum simulation and computing, topological states of matter, experimental realizations of quantum materials, numerical and deep learning techniques for quantum systems, and selected topics of modern research. Presentations will range from overview talks by world-leading researchers to short talks on topics of recent research by current graduate students.

    • Get to know how research is done: From an interactive challenge to program quantum computers and a hands-on coding lecture on numerical methods for strongly-correlated many-body physics (bring your own laptops!) to a lab visit showing how quantum materials are actually made, get a better view of the reality of scientific research under the supervision of active researchers.

    • Get to know each other: Participate in scientific discussions with other students or with a panel of world-renowned scientists, talk physics during a get-to-know-each-other trip to Saxon Switzerland or over a barbecue — during this workshop you will get the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and with researchers at the Max Planck Institutes for the Physics of Complex Systems and Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, from starting Ph.D. students to the directors of Max Planck Institutes!

No previous research experience is required, just a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and a strong drive to learn more!

We plan for an on-site school. The registration fee is 80 Euro; costs for accommodation, and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

Topics include

  • Quantum Simulation
  • Quantum Matter
  • Topology in Physics
  • Nonequilibrium Physics
  • Machine Learning and Numerical Methods in Quantum Physics

Invited speakers

A. Cook (MPI-PKS)
C. Donnelly (MPI-CPfS))
M. G. Vergniory (MPI-CPfS)
J. Hauschild (TU Munich)
C. Laumann (Boston University)
F. Piazza (MPI-PKS)
A. Mackenzie (MPI-CPfS)
T. Taminiau (TU Delft)
K. Miao (Google Quantum AI)
R. Moessner (MPI-PKS)

...and several more.


The event takes place in cooperation with the junge DPG. The junge DPG is a working group of the German Physical Society (DPG).

Scientific Coordinators

Pieter Claeys
(Cambridge University, United Kingdom)

Marin Bukov
(Sofia University, Bulgaria)

Alexander-Cornelius Heinrich
(junge DPG, Germany)

Roderich Moessner
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)




Anna Burger
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

Kristin Paske
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The application procedure is completed and the number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 80 Euro.

Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.


Scientific Program

Our preliminary scientific programme for the workshop is available and will be constantly updated.


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