The University of Stuttgart is a leading technology-oriented university in Germany. Pushing the boundaries of Quantum Science and developing Quantum Technologies is one of the university’s core missions (Structural and Development Plan 2017). Multi-disciplinary research initiatives create a highly efficient research environment bringing together leading scientists from physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine. Strategic development in this area comprises the research initiative “Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology” (IQST) with Ulm University and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, and the recently founded Center for Applied Quantum Technologies (ZAQuant).
The research outlined in this proposal will be carried out in the Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies (FMQ) which is part of both IQST and ZAQuant. FMQ hosts four research groups covering quantum materials, quantum optics and quantum microscopy.