Emmy-Noether Group Theoretical Quantum System Design (TQSD)

Group leader and supervisor Dr. Janis Nötzel

The research group is working on the theoretical foundations of quantum system design.The group focuses on the application of analytical methods to questions motivated by practical system design and application. Interdisciplinary work, in particular cooperation and contact with research groups dealing with classical system design or experimental research on quantum systems, as well as with the TUM Entrepreneurship Center are promoted.The research agenda comprises the following four main themes:

  1. Communication and entanglement in noisy environments, including the development of meaningful models to separate noise and malicious attacks.
  2. Secret message transmission via quantum systems.
  3. Quantum system design, in particular the interaction of the various resources that can be used for high data rates and reliable communication.
  4. Investigation of new potential use cases that can be made possible by adding quantum communication resources to current communication systems.


We have started planning a workshop!

2021 Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks (EACN)

On March 10-12, 2021, the Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Classical Communication Networks (EANC) will take place at the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering. This event is a joint workshop of the Emmy Noether Group “Theoretical Quantum System Design” supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Institute for Communications Engineering supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the project Q.Link.X.

Topics of interest:
Will quantum communication reshape classical network design? What will be the next technological
breakthrough in quantum communication? This interdisciplinary workshop focusses on entanglement as a resource assisting classical communication systems. We welcome participants from academic institutions, research labs and industry. Selected approaches to entanglement-assisted communication will be presented, along with established communication models in classical networking. To spark fruitful discussions, information regarding the progress in quantum hardware development will be provided.

List of participants, organization and management, team, location

Confirmed Participants:

  1. Mario Berta (Imperial College London)
  2. Bash Boulat (University of Arizona)
  3. Frank Fitzek (Technische Universität Dresden)
  4. Saikat Guha (University of Arizona)
  5. Elham Kashefi (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
  6. Andreas Reiserer (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
  7. Andreas Winter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Workshop Chairs:
Christian Deppe (TUM-LNT), Janis Nötzel (TUM-LTI)

Local Organization:
Roberto Ferrara, Uzi Pereg, Stephen Di Adamo, Christin Wizemann, Robert Schetterer

The talks will be given in seminar room N2407 (Chair LNT, Theresienstrasse 90 (Building N4, 2nd floor), 80333 Munich).

Further Information
Please contact Uzi Pereg

Hotel Recommendation
• Hotel Lex
• Hotel Antares


We acknowledge funding by the DFG via grant NO 1129/2-1 and by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung via grant 16KIS1005.