Excellence in Quantum Science and Quantum Technology

The Basel Quantum Center focuses its research on quantum science and quantum technology with condensed matter, atomic, molecular and optical systems, covering a broad range of applications in quantum computing, quantum sensing and metrology, quantum communication and quantum simulation. The center comprises 15 research groups in theoretical and experimental quantum physics in the departments of Physics and Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The center is thematically closely connected to the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), the NCCR Quantum Science and Technology, and the NCCR SPIN, and draws its major funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and from many European programs including numerous ERC grants at all levels as well as the Quantum Technologies Flagship.


Learn more about our research groups and themes!

Our research covers a wide range of theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum science and quantum technology.


Get to know the members of our team and their research!

Our center hosts all PIs and their groups working at the University of Basel in the field of theoretical and experimental quantum science and technology.

Join Us!

We are constantly looking for talented new members!

Contact our members to learn more about opportunities to join our research projects! Excellent programs for PhD and Postdoc candidates!

News & Events

There are a lot of interesting things happening at our center!

Find out about recent developments, awards, interesting publications, upcoming events! Several specialized seminars and colloquia are held regularly at the University of Basel.

Support Us

Quantum science and technology is a high-impact and strongly growing field with great potential to contribute profoundly to economic growth and society. There is rapid progress and increasing acceleration of quantum R&D in neighboring countries and across the world. Numerous national programs on an unprecedented scale have already started and are picking up speed. In contrast, Switzerland does not currently have such a large-scale initiative. Further, the recent exclusion of Switzerland from the EU research programs is leading to a decline of funding and networking.

We are collecting signatures in support of a broad and sweeping new Swiss Quantum Initiative. PIs or group leaders working on a quantum topic at a Swiss institution (academic, company, RTO, etc) are eligible to sign the letter using this

google form.

The letter including signatures may be viewed


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