About the institute

  Founding ceremony of the JARA IQI, 01.04.2016 Copyright: FZ Jülich Founding ceremony of the JARA IQI, 1 April 2016

The JARA Institute for Quantum Information combines the forces of theoretical and experimental research in quantum information science, with the overarching goal of contributing to the realization of large-scale quantum computation. The institute was founded in 2016 as a joined initiative of the RWTH Aachen University and of the Research Center Jülich, to institutionalize the long-lasting collaboration between the two institutions in the field of Quantum Information Science.

Key research topics include semiconductor spin-qubits (physics and technology), quantum error correction, Majorana qubits and new principles for the implementation of quantum computation in noisy systems. Research activities are delocalized between the Physics Department of the RWTH Aachen University and the Research Center Jülich. The institute is part of the larger framework of the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), and it is jointly directed by Prof. Hendrik Bluhm and Prof. David DiVincenzo.