News & Events

May 17, 2022

The photon trainer

In her dissertation, the QCQT physicist Dr. Natasha Tomm co-developed a super-efficient source of individual photons (Uni News). Her research could help make data exchange more tap-proof. The Swiss Academy of Sciences has awarded her the Prix Schläfli 2022 in physics.

April 11, 2022

QCQT PhD get-together

With dropping Covid restrictions we decided that it was time again for a fun and informal event. PhD students from 12 different research groups met in the late afternoon to socialize, exchange ideas and have some drinks together. An interactive game stimulated conversations about academic and recreational subjects.

November 23./24., 2021

QCQT Workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing

Andreas Trabsinger (, a former physics researcher and professional editor for Nature Physics, and his colleague Neil Smith ( gave a two-day workshop on scientific writing and presentation.

November 19, 2021

2x open QCQT PhD positions

The PhD School “Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies” (QCQT) of the Physics Department, University of Basel, is offering two new positions for excellent PhD candidates with an outstanding MSc degree in quantum science or a related field. Details of the application process cam be found in the following pdf file QCQT-PhD_announcement.pdf.

January 29, 2021

QCQT PhD-school General Assembly 2020

The general assembly of the PhD-school was held online via zoom. A new executive board was elected Prof. Jelena Klinovaja, Prof. Ilaria Zardo, Prof. Patrick Maletinsky, and Prof. Ernst Meyer. We have now 44 registered PhD students and the first ones already finished successfully their PhD. In 2020 the QCQT PhD school contributed  53 reviewed papers, 22 talks, 22 posters and 7 invited seminars, 5 awards, and 3 media contributions to the overall scientific output of the Department of Physics.

December 9./11., 2020

Storytelling, Message Distilling and Presentation Design for Scientists

The 2-day workshop was focused on communication strategies for scientists and the improvement of the personal presentation or poster design. The course was offered by the explainables ( Daniel Angerhausen (Senior Scientist ETH, Zürich) and Amran Salleh (Graphic Designer, Hamburg).

December 17, 2019

QCQT PhD-school General Assembly 2019

The general assembly of the PhD-school will take place on Tuesday 17.12. in the new lecture hall HS1 of the Department of Physics at 12:15h. Please join us!

July 8, 2019

Project Management for Researchers

In this comprehensive full-day workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of a project life cycle and principles of effective project management: how to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives, on time and within the budget. Project management competency development will be achieved through (i) interactive and hands-on workshop exercises, and (ii) subsequent one-on-one mentoring and monitoring of the successful implementation of the acquired knowledge into participant’s projects and working environment. The course was instructed by Dr. Dimitrije Krstic.

January 11, 2019

Writing Efficiency: Tools and Techniques

In this workshop, we focus on the process of preparing research articles and doctoral theses. We do not discuss issues related to text quality but talk about getting started, keeping momentum, and finishing in time. The course was instructed by Dr. Philipp Mayer (

February 12 & 13, 2018

Special QCQT Winter Event

Quantum computing and quantum technology is a field underpinned by powerful ideas in quantum physics. All of us working in this area need to become fluent with these ideas. For most of us, these concepts go beyond our undergraduate courses. The research literature can be very technical.  To plug this gap, the QCQT PhD School has organised a Winter Event with five inspiring speakers and five fascinating topics!

October 4, 2017

Effective teamwork and collaboration skills

A transferable skills workshop was provided for the PhD school members to strengthen the basic understanding of teambuilding and teamwork principles, as well as the skills needed for efficient teamwork and collaboration, including how to positively influence others. The course was instructed by Dr. Dimitrije Krstic.

September 15, 2017

Excursion to IBM Research

The QCQT PhD school members went for an excursion and Lab visit to the research laboratories of IBM in Rüschlikon, Switzerland.