Quantum interference device images current flow in qubit circuits

Physicists from the SNI network at the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich have used a scanning superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) to image the current flow of a superconducting device developed for quantum computing. The data will help to optimize qubit control. The article was recently published in Applied Physics Letters. On the […]

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Portrait of SNI doctoral student Mitchell Brüderlin

The University of Basel recently portrayed SNI PhD student Mitchell Brüderlin as part of its summer series “In Focus”. Mitchell Brüderlin, who comes from the Canton of Aargau, studied nanoscience at the University of Basel and was then so enthusiastic about one of the PhD School projects that he did not go abroad as originally […]

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SNI INSight 2022

The new issue of SNI INSight, our electronic magazine, has been published. Find out more about coming changes of the SNI management, the new SNI Director Martino Poggio and the new Vice Director Patrick Maletinsky, as well as the members of the Executive Committee who will together lead the SNI from August 1. We also […]

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Quantum network nodes with warm atoms

Communication networks need nodes at which information is processed or rerouted. Physicists at the University of Basel have now developed a network node for quantum communication networks that can store single photons in a vapor cell and pass them on later. In quantum communication networks, information is transmitted by single particles of light (photons). At […]

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Congratulations to Stefan Willitsch

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded Professor Stefan Willitsch from the Department of Chemistry with a highly endowed SNSF Advanced Grant. With the SNSF Advanced Grants, the SNSF supports leading scientists in Switzerland who take unconventional and often risky paths in their research to gain new insights.  The selected projects will be funded […]

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Twin photons from unequal sources

Identical light particles (photons) are important for many technologies that are based on quantum physics. A team of researchers from Basel and Bochum has now produced identical photons with different quantum dots – an important step towards applications such as tap-proof communications and the quantum internet. Many technologies that make use of quantum effects are […]

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Quantum one-way street in topological insulator nanowires

Very thin wires made of a topological insulator could enable highly stable qubits, the building blocks of future quantum computers. Scientists see a new result in topological insulator devices as an important step towards realizing the technology’s potential. An international group of scientists have demonstrated that wires more than 100 times thinner than a human […]

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World Quantum Day

Today is World Quantum Day! What comes to your mind when you hear quanta? What are quanta? What’s so special about them? And which research areas are particularly interesting for researchers in the SNI network? We asked a few people on the street and researchers about this (Video in German with English subtitles)  

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Happy Easter

With a craft tutorial for small origami bunnies we wish you all “Happy Easter”!

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SNI Annual Report

The newly designed general part of the SNI’s annual report gives you an overview of the activities in the areas of education, research, services, communication, and finances. The scientific supplement contains scientific reports on all projects supported by the SNI in 2021 in the SNI PhD School and the applied Nano Argovia program. You are […]

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