Machine Learning for Quantum X online popup conference, 5-9 July, 2021

Announcing the Machine Learning for Quantum X online popup conference, 5-9 July, 2021. Topics: ML for chemistry and materials, ML for quantum computers, ML and quantum for industry and quantum learning algorithms. Register now at

Organised in partnership between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Strasbourg with support from Eucor – The European Campus and Université franco-allemande Deutsch-Französische Hochschule UFA DFH

The Quantum Excellence Industry Event and Jobs Fair – 07-12 February 2021

The Quantum Excellence Industry Event and Jobs Fair is a online event which aims to connect students and the future quantum experts with the growing global quantum industry. The program will include presentations by field leaders and leading quantum and enabling technologies companies, including quantum computing (software and hardware), quantum sensing, quantum cryptography and quantum startups. Other highlights include an interactive entrepreneurship session and a job fair with virtual booths for one-on-one discussions between students and industry professionals.

Quantum Excellence Industry Event and Jobs Fair
07-12 February 2021.
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Schedule: 2.5 hours/day, including talks and breakout sessions (20h30 – 23h00 EU / 14h30 – 17h00 CA (EST)  / 06h30 – 09h00 AU) via Zoom.

For more information visit and join the Quantum Excellence community on LinkedIn. Registration is free.

This event is organised by the Quantum Excellence Network, a partnership between the Universities of Strasbourg (France), Hamburg (Germany), Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) and Macquarie University (Australia), with support from the the French Quantum Science and Nanomaterials Graduate School in Strasbourg, the Institute Quantique of the Université de Sherbrooke, and the Sydney Quantum Academy.

Symposium on quantum simulations and molecular energy transport 30/11 – 01/12/2020

QMat researchers have organised a (virtual) symposium on the topic of quantum simulations and molecular energy transport in collaboration with researchers at IISER Bhopal in India as part of a Franco-Indian collaboration (funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research, CEFIPRA).

Dates: 30.11.2020 – 01.12.2020 (two days)
Topics: quantum simulators for molecular dynamics, energy transfer, open quantum systems, sensing and spectroscopy. Please see the flyer for more information.

Register before 28.11.2020:

15 PhD positions in Quantum Science in a European Network (MSCA-ITN)

15 PhD positions (36 months) in Molecular Quantum Simulations ( within the framework of the EU funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Project (Innovative Training Network ITN) In this exciting project, chemistry, solid state- and quantum optical physics, materials sciences as well as classical and quantum computer science are brought together to develop new and powerful technologies, with applications ranging from chemistry to the the pharmaceutical industry. Both academic and industry projects are available. The positions are in high-level research institutions all over Europe (France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Germany).
We offer:
• Access to world class research infrastructure
• Individually tailored training programme
• secondments at leading institutions and companies within the consortium
• Expertise spanning 8 academic and 5 industrial partners
• An individualized career development programme
• Attractive employment conditions including a competitive salary (details on the website
• Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their future host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.
• Candidates cannot yet hold a PhD in any field and should have less than four years of research experience.
• The positions are open from Nov. 1st 2020 to Dec. 1st 2020. Expected starting dates from March 1st 2021 to Oct. 2021 or upon agreement.

QMat Café : An online talk series

Hello everyone, 
We would like to invite you to the < QMat Cafe | Academic & Industry > Online talk series ! This talk series addresses different fields that interest QMat community. For instance Particle, Mesoscopic and Atomic physics plus quantum information.
This week will be on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 15h00 (CEST).  The speaker is :  
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wallraff – Quantum Device Lab (QuDev) | ETH Zürich
Topic:  “Building an error-corrected superconducting quantum processor.”
To attend the talk, please follow one of the following links:
ID: 810 0202 6231
Psswrd: 168409
Each week we will post the the links to attend these talks of different topics that you might be interested in!
We hope to see you all there! Stay tuned!
QMat team

Interview: Adrien Andoche and Vincent Hardel

Adrien Andoche and Vincent Hardel are QMat master students who profited from support from QMat to participate with other students in the French Physicist Tournament 2020 in Paris.

“We, Adrien ANDOCHE and HARDEL Vincent, are QMat M1 students at Strasbourg University.

We have participated to the French Physicist Tournament (FPT), the 7th and 8th of February 2020. The goal was to look at several everyday life physical phenomena during all the first semester, and a part of the second one.

We built all the experimental setup, thanks to QMat funding. There were eleven different topics starting from the understanding of a whirlpool in bottles to electrical and optical properties of pickles, when they are submitted to a high voltage.

The tournament took place at Jussieu University, in Paris. We shared our results with 12 other universities, and researchers for two days. It has been an opportunity to exchange with other groups as scientists and to have another view of the subjects that we have treated.

Finally, we highly encourage those who have the opportunity to participate in FPT, even if it needs strong investment.”


Interview: David Wellnitz

David Wellnitz is a QMat PhD student who profited from support from QMat to participate in an international conference in Chile.

“I am David Wellnitz and I am a PhD student in the quantum matter theory group of Prof. Pupillo, where I investigate how quantum optics can be connected to molecular systems. This winter — thanks to the support of QMat — I was able to present the results of my first year on an international conference in Chile from the 17th to the 20th of December. This conference was aimed at connecting researchers from different fields summarized as molecular quantum technologies, and offer them a platform to exchange idea and plan new projects.
Presenting my project in a talk on that conference not only gave me valuable feedback on the project, but also allowed me to discuss with experimentalists who are interested in applying my theory to their experiment. Furthermore, exchanging ideas with scientists from other fields than my own helped me to gain a broader background knowledge
and better understanding of related topics. This also gave me some ideas for future research projects and how I can connect my own work to other fields. All in all, this conference was very useful for me on the scientific level and I am grateful that QMat provided me with the opportunity to participate and present my work.”