From fundamental science to emerging technologies

We explore quantum phenomena in various physical systems ranging from photons to atoms and bulk materials. Our focus lies in unraveling new physics and novel technological applications that build on quantum effects such as entanglement, state superpositions, coherence, topological phases and correlated-electron states.

The institute for Functional Matter and Quantum technologies (FMQ) combines five theoretical and experimental research groups into one highly collaborative unit with expertize in quantum materials design,quantum condensed matter theory, quantum optics, quantum information, and quantum microscopy.



FMQ office

Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart


Ulrike Mergenthaler

FMQ office

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Sabine Ost

FMQ office