From Quantum Physics to Quantum Technologies – Approaches in Germany and Japan

In quantum physics researchers and scientists deal with very complex problems concerning the state of matter or the structure of the universe. But they might also ask what a donut and a black hole have in common.

Research often asks surprising questions and is always an endeavor into the unknown. And as such it might lead to very new approaches and solutions.

In our upcoming online conference two researchers from Japan and Germany will introduce their cutting-edge research in quantum physics and discuss how they contribute to innovation in fields like materials for medical therapies, computing or energy. Research in Quantum Physics might not only lead to a “Theory of Everything” but also to very practical new technological applications.


Event Information

October 25, 2024, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer(s): Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo), Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University

Date: October 25, 2024 (Fr)
Time: 09:30 – 11:00 (CEST) / 16:30 – 18:00 (JST)
Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
Place: Online
Programme: Download



Dr. Tobias Meng, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prizewinner 2022, Group Leader, Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Quantum Design, Technische Universität Dresden
Profile / CV

“The Quantum Frontier”
Quantum technology is an emerging field that promises numerous groundbreaking applications, ranging from super-fast information processing in quantum computers to ultra-sensitive quantum sensors. In my talk, I review the revolutionary ingredients that quantum technology builds on, explain some of the big challenges the field is facing today, and showcase examples of how we tackle these challenges in our research.


Dr. Haruna Katayama, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
Profile / CV

“Towards Unifying Quantum Physics and General Relativity from Electric Circuits”
In nature, there are four fundamental forces considered in particle physics. The ultimate goal of modern physics is to unify all these forces. The primary challenge in achieving this is the unification of quantum physics and general relativity because they are incompatible due to the differences in the scales they address. One candidate for bridging is Hawking radiation, a quantum phenomenon arising from black holes with strong gravitational fields. Therefore, the observation of Hawking radiation is anticipated, but it remains unobserved due to its extreme weakness. In our study, we proposed an analogue black hole in a superconducting circuit to verify Hawking radiation in a laboratory setting. This work will provide a platform for advancing the unification of quantum physics and general relativity.

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