Welcome to the NCCR «QSIT - Quantum Science and Technology»


Monte Verità 2015

conference webpage >>

invited speaker list >>

Junior Meeting 2015

Passugg, GR

June 16 - 19, 2015

Registration is open now,

deadline March 31, 2015.

Details  >>

Quick links

Next QSIT Seminar:

Monday March 30, 2015
Silas Hoffman  >>

Next Lunch Seminar

Thursday April 2, 2015

Hugo Flayac and Yves Salathé >>


Upcoming events - conferences - meetings  >>



Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Jonathan Home, and Stefan Willitsch each win a Swiss National Science Foundation Consolidator Grant. Their projects are entitled "Earth-Abundant Semiconductors for Next-Generation Energy Harvesting, EASEH", "Quantum Simulations with Trapped Ions in Optical Lattices", and "Conformationally controlled chemistry", respectively.


EPFL press >>
ETHZ News >>
Uni Basel press >>

QSIT Movie


This program is open to all PhD students of QSIT groups >>

SNSF Special Measures

Postdoc with familiy?

PhD student staying abroad?

Apply for support: >>

Open Positions

  • NCCR QSIT intern >>
  • External positions >>

The exquisite control of quantum systems has become an experimental reality. Many so-called Gedankenexperiments anticipated by the founders of quantum mechanics have been realized in the last decades using photons, atoms, molecules and solid-state devices. Experimental quantum science has emerged from a period of confirming the often counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics to a research endeavor with an enormous technological potential with particular applications in information science and sensors. The multi-disciplinary approach characteristic for this National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) connects different systems and intellectual concepts from physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. 



Project gallery slideshow
QSIT Gallery: A more conventional picture gallery is found here.


The goals of the NCCR 'QSIT - Quantum Science and Technology' range from present and future engineering applications such as quantum cryptography and quantum computation, to the investigation of new paradigms for fundamental physics such as topological states of matter. It is widely accepted that this field, which brings together two of the greatest discoveries of 20th century science, namely quantum physics and information theory, will find a broad impact on science and technology. Indeed the study of coherent dynamics of quantum systems embedded in complex environments is already at the core of the present day activities. To this end, a number of research groups in Switzerland work on a wide range of physical systems. The quality of the groups and the breadth of topics in quantum technology covered in Switzerland are unique. A key goal of this project is to facilitate strong interactions between these groups and to overcome the boundaries between different approaches to achieve unprecedented levels of quantum control and manipulation. The time has come to join forces and to work across disciplines.

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The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation. NCCRs promote long-term research projects in areas of vital strategic importance for the development of science in Switzerland. Researchers cooperate intensively on an inter-institutional and cross-disciplinary basis. By taking this special approach to their work, the NCCRs carry out cutting-edge research and create real added value. 


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