María José Martínez-Perez receives RSEF Young Experimental Researcher 2020 award

María José Martínez-Pérez, researcher from our group QMAD had received the Young Experimental Researcher 2020 award given by RSEFFundación BBVA, by highlighting in his speech the future role of quantum technologies.

In her own words: “Quantum mechanics has proposed paradoxes that seemed like a hobby, and it has become the next technological revolution”

Congratulations Pepa!


NEST Prize 2020 to Dr. Giulia Serrano

Dr. Giulia Serrano, of the UGO SCHIFF Chemistry Department of the University of Florence, has won the NEST 2020 Award for nanoscience for her work published on Nature Materials entitled “Quantum dynamics of a single molecule magnet on superconducting Pb (111)“.


Congratulations to the winner! She will receive from Nipon Gases, sponsor of this award, a cash prize of 5000 €.


Galileo Galilei Prize awarded to Florence team leader Roberta Sessoli

Our partner from University of Florence Prof. Roberta Sessoli has been awarded the Galileo Galilei Prize on its 16th edition. The award is granted by the Italian Rotatory Clubs and this year it is dedicated to chemical sciences.


Her name was selected by a jury of foreign scholars appointed by the rector of the University of Pisa and composed of Gilberte Chambaud, David Cole-Hamilton, Avelino Corma, and Ada Yonath. The prixe was awarded to her in a ceremony in the lecture hall of the Pisa University on October 2nd.

Prof. Sessoli research is focused on single molecule magnets, low-dimensional magnetism, their interaction with electromagnetic radiation and their aplications to quantum technologies and spintronics. Within FATMOLS, she coordinates WP5, which focuses on studying coherence of molecular spin qubits deposited on solid substrates.


CSIC PhD student Sergio Martínez-Losa becomes our first IBM Qiskit developer

Sergio succesfully passed the exam that certifies him as a developer in the IBM open source software development kit. Qiskit SDK, based on the Python programming language, allows to create and execute quantum algorithms on IBM quantum computers and simulations.

In addition, the team comprised of Marcos Rubín, Victor Rollano García and Sergio Martinez-Losa reached the 1st position in the last Qiskit Challenge celebrated in May 2021. The full ranking is available in Qiskit github page.


A perspective on scaling up quantum computation with molecular spins

Our new publication is front cover in Applied Physics Letters.

The work explores how artificial magnetic molecules can contribute to progressing towards large scale quantum computation. Our approach will boost the scalability of quantum computers based on molecular spins.

You can read it here.


Three postdoctoral contracts available at INMA

Would you like to join our team and contribute to build a scalable hybrid quantum computer and  explore its applications? Have a look at our openings section here.


ICE-6 best poster award to Nacho Gimeno (CSIC-INMA)

Nacho Gimeno, PhD student from our CSIC partner, has been awarded the 1st poster prize of the 6th Quantum Information in Spain (ICE6) conference for his work on 4-qubit molecular spin processors. Take a look at the poster below. The award was funded by Entropy


Broad-band spectroscopy of a vanadyl porphyrin: a model electronuclear spin qudit

Electronuclear spin entanglement allows using a VO-porphyrin molecule as a universal 4-qubit processor. Just published in Chemical Science.

Read it here: 10.1039/d1sc00564b


Quantum Computers and Quantum Supremacy | John Martinis |INMA

On Tuesday 11th March, Prof. John Martinis gave an excellent seminar titled “Quantum Computers and Quantum Supremacy”, organized by INMA. Watch the talk again at INMA’s youtube channel.


Chemical design of decoherence-free spin qubits

New FATMOLS publication is hot article in Chemical Science


New FATMOLS publication at Communications Chemistry

Our work on a molecular dimer hosting six addressable spin qubits is now published with Springer Nature in Communications Chemistry. You can freely access the paper here.

Molecular spin processors are promising for quantum computing, but for universal applicability the available computational space needs to be expanded beyond three qubits while retaining the ability to perform universal quantum operations. Here, the authors report dissymetric molecular Gadolinium(III) dimers acting as 6-qubit quantum processors.


GEFES undergraduate prize to Alonso Hernández

One of the prizes that the Condensed Matter Physics Division-GEFES of the Spanish Physics Society dedicates to support brilliant undergraduate students working under the supervision of GEFES members has been awarded to Alonso Hernández Antón, who will investigate “Quantum error correction in magnetic molecules” under the supervision of David Zueco and Fernando Luis, both of QMAD.

More information at:


New “cryo-free” dilution refrigerator installed

The new cryo-free dilution refrigerator of the CSIC-INMA team is operative and has reached 9.2 mK. It will contribute to characterize new superconducting nano-resonators and study its coupling to molecular spin qudits.


2020 RSEF-BBVA Young Physicist Prize awarded to CSIC team member María José Martínez-Pérez

The announcement was made public on September the 18th by the Spanish Physics Society (RSEF) and the BBVA foundation. The jury highlights her outstanding contributions to develop a new generation of magnetic sensing tools that can open promising avenues for nanomagnetism, molecular nanoscience and quantum technologies.

Access the official announcement here.


Postdoctoral Position in the University of Oxford Physics Department:

This project will explore quantum spin physics in magnetic molecules in collaboration with two EU-funded consortia: FATMOLS (, which seeks to exploit the properties of molecular magnets to establish modular and scalable molecular components for spin-based quantum technologies; and SPRING (, which is focused on developing and technologically exploiting magnetic degrees of freedom in graphene-related nanostructures. Oxford’s role in both projects is to develop and deploy advanced pulsed electron spin resonance techniques to elucidate the quantum magnetic structures and dynamics in new materials provided by project partners. The research will make extensive use of Oxford’s state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance (CAESR, as well as custom-built experimental apparatus for specialised measurements. There will be extensive opportunities for collaboration with project partners around Europe. The closing date for applications is 7 August 2020.

Contact: Arzhang Ardavan (, for more details and instructions on how to apply.


Magnetic molecules and superconductors: novel materials for quantum technologies.

Our colleagues from the University of Florence have made a video explaining their research in which they combine single molecule magnets with superconducting materials trying to control single molecule magnetism via these superconductors and to use single molecule magnets as local probes of the superconducting state.