The Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies (FMQ) is home to five research groups that explore quantum effects in various environments with theoretical and experimental tools. Research and teaching at FMQ is interdisciplinary and addresses timely topics of modern science. Young academics from approximately 10 countries around the world work together to create the knowledge base for future quantum technologies.
The Daghofer group is led by Prof. Maria Daghofer, chair of the Institute for Theory of Condensed Matter, focuses on spin-orbit dynamics, topological materials, emergent phenomena in magnetism, and unconventional superconductivity.
The Loth group is led by Prof. Sebastian Loth, chair of the Institute for Quantum Microscopy, performs research on atomic-scale magnetism, local dynamics of quantum materials, and atom-by-atom assembly of spin chains.
In the Takagi group Humboldt professor Prof. Hidenori Takagi and chair of the Institute for Physics of Novel Quantum Materials together with Junior Prof. Andreas Rost (SCES on the Nanoscale) Dr. Takayama (Novel Quantum Materials) and Dr. George Jackeli (Theory of Quantum matter) perform research on spin-orbit coupling and electron correlation, unconventional superconductivity, and exotic phases of electrons.
The Barz group, led by Prof. Stefanie Barz, focuses on integrated photonic quantum optics, quantum information, and quantum networks.
Apl. Prof. Johannes Roth’s research group focuses on quasicrystals, laser ablation, and numerical simulations.
The Hong Group, led by Jun. Prof. Sungkun Hong, focuses on developing hybrid optical and optomechanical quantum devices for quantum sensing applications and fundamental research.
More information about our research can be found on the individual group sites:
- Theory of Condensed Matter
Prof. Dr. Maria Daghofer
- Quantum Microscopy
Prof. Sebastian Loth
- Physics Of Novel Quantum Materials
Prof. Hidenori Takagi, Jun.-Prof. Andreas W. Rost, Dr. Tomohiro Takayama, Dr. George Jackeli
- Quantum Information & Technology
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Barz
- Computer Simulations of Condensed Matter and Physics of Quasicrystals
Apl. Prof. Johannes Roth
- Hybrid Optical Quantum Device Technologies
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sungkun Hong
Sebastian LothProf. Dr.
Head of Institute FMQ1 (managing director)