Doctoral students in the nano and quantum optics labs
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New Master course M.Sc. Quantum Science & Technology starting in winter term 2024/25

The Master of Science in Quantum Science & Technology is a brand-new and highly attractive study course at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy. Students with or about to obtain a Bachelor's degree can apply already now!
Doctoral students in the nano and quantum optics labs
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Published: | By: Christian Helgert
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The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy together with the Abbe School of Photonics are proud to announce the start of a new international Master's degree program. The new M.Sc. Quantum Science & Technology is an all-English, two-year Master's degree course providing multidisciplinary coverage in the field of quantum sciences including quantum mechanics, information, communication, computing, imaging, sensing and further rising fields of quantum technology. The course schedule ranges from fundamental scientific subjects to application-oriented quantum engineering aspects.

The study course is designed to incorporate international students from different backgrounds. It aims to provide them with a solid knowledge of the quantum theory as well as the potential of quantum-related effects, both for academic research and for technological applications in industry. All lectures, courses and modules are taught completely in English. Students enrolled in the two-year program receive dedicated tutorial support and are trained for leading positions in the upcoming quantum challenges in industry and academia. Moreover, graduating the M.Sc. Quantum Science & Technology program offers a very direct way either to enter the local PhD program or to find a to enter the prestigious doctoral (PhD) program afterwards.

The new Master's degree course will already start in the winter term 2024/25 with its first lectures and seminars. Thus, interested applicants are invited to apply already now to secure sufficient time for obtaining an international student visa, if necessary.

Quantum Microscopy.
Quantum Microscopy.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF Jena
Quantum entangled photons.
Quantum entangled photons.
Image: Prof. Markus Gräfe, formerly Uni Jena, now TU Darmstadt.

Hands-on experience in the Quantum Laboratory Lab Course

One particular feature of the new research-oriented Master's degree course it that already in the first and second semester, students are offered a Quantum Lab Course. This specific module introduces quantum optics and related quantum technology in a phenomenological way, centered on particular experiments that show specific features or applications of non-classical light and other quantum systems. It contain hands-on experiences, where the students themselves perform quantum-optical experiments or program quantum algorithms, as well as classroom instruction. It is one rare example where students get such practical experience in quantum technology setups already during their Master studies. In the Quantum Laboratoratory Lab Course, students perform experiments on Quantum Computing, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Entanglement, Quantum Imaging, and many others.


Christian Helgert, Dr
Abbe Center of Photonics
IAP, Room 205
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15
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Frank Setzpfandt, PD Dr
Research Group Leader
Quantum Optics
Abbe Center of Photonics, Room 309
Albert-Einstein-Straße 6
07745 Jena Google Maps site planExternal link