"It’s great to see the passion, the verve, with which the work is done here“

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder visited the MPQ to  see the current state of science and its prospects for the future.

September 15, 2021

"It’s great to see the passion, the verve with which work is done here. I am deeply impressed by what is already being done," said the Chancellor in her closing statement.
During their visit, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Söder got a lab tour by Johannes Zeiher and Immanuel Bloch to see a quantum simulator (our Rubidium Quantum Gas Microscope) which is a special form of a quantum computer based on thousands of individual atoms. The setup in our group of Quantum Many-Body Systems at MPQ is one of the world's leading systems in which the most complex quantum calculations to date on material science questions were carried out.

Immanuel Bloch, currently the Managing Director at MPQ, was pleased: "The Chancellor and the Prime Minister were highly interested in our institute's research and posed a lot of questions, even extending their visit beyond the time that was originally planned."

If you would like to read more and see pictures of the visit of Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Söder
please go to the MPQ website.


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