Excellence in Quantum Science and Quantum Technology
The Basel QC2 Center focuses its research on quantum science and quantum technology that is closely related to quantum computing and quantum sensing in condensed matter, atomic and optical systems. Of particular current interests are quantum spintronics (e.g. spin qubits, magnetic nanowires, spin orbit systems, etc.), quantum transport in nanostructures, topological quantum matter in semiconductors and superconducting systems (e.g. Majorana- and Para-fermions), superconducting devices, STM/AFM approaches, quantum optics and ultracold atoms, NV centers, optomechanics, quantum phononics, electronic and magnonic topological insulators, hybrid solid-state and AMO systems, trapped ions, etc. The QC2 Center was established in 2005 and comprises research groups in theoretical and experimental quantum condensed matter physics and quantum optics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The center is thematically closely connected to the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and to the NCCR Quantum Science and Technology (with ETH Zurich leading and University of Basel co-leading house), and draws its major funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and from many European programs including numerous ERC grants at all levels.