Virtual Institute for Quantum Information Theory


Director: Ignacio Cirac (MPG, Garching)

Executive secretary: Michael Wolf (TU, Munich)


This Institute comprises all theoretical efforts in the field. In fact, the development of QIPC has been driven by theoretical work of scientists working on the boundary between Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Theory. In the early stages of this development, theoretical work has often been far ahead of experimental realization of these ideas. At the same time, theory has provided a number of proposals of how to implement basic ideas and concepts from quantum information in specific physical systems. These ideas are now forming the basis for successful experimental work in the laboratory, driving forward the development of tools that will in turn form the basis for all future technologies which employ, control and manipulate matter and radiation at the quantum level.