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Jülich, University of Würzburg Investigating Innovations for Quantum Computing with Topological Insulators

By IQT News posted 03 Jun 2021

(HPCWire) Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Würzburg will together investigate the quantum phenomena of topological materials and the opportunities they present within quantum computing. The Free State of Bavaria is funding the project to the tune of € 13 million.
Numerous research groups worldwide are working on the development of quantum computers. Such computers will offer numerous advantages when they are ready for application. They require very little energy and provide extremely fast computing power as well as a high level of data security.
However, a number of technical challenges still need to be overcome. To achieve further progress in this regard, Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Würzburg (JMU) are strengthening their long-standing cooperation in this field.
The project partners are turning to topological insulators as a material class. Together, they aim to research and develop topological material systems that would serve as suitable components for quantum computers.
The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy is providing roughly € 13 million in funding to the project to investigate quantum computing on the basis of topological materials through experimental and theoretical approaches. Bavaria’s minister president Markus Söder had announced this investment at the end of 2019 as part of the state’s Hightech Agenda Bayern initiative.

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