Emmy-Noether Group Theoretical Quantum Systems 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. Simulations of early stage quantum networks. We have developed an emulator to facilitate the interaction of experimental and theoretical groups with the goal of aiding the design of novel quantum communication networks. 
  2. Quantum system design, in particular the interaction of the various resources that can be used for high data rates and reliable communication. For example, we have shown the impact of entanglement-assisted data transmission on the network layer in a hypothetical early-stage quantum communication network.
  3. Investigation of new potential use cases that can be made possible by adding quantum communication resources to current communication systems. Here we have shown the potential for dramatic improvements of data transmission capacity based on entanglement-assisted modulation in a hybrid classical-quantum communication system.
  4. Secret message transmission via quantum systems.


2021 Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Communication Networks

On March 09-12, 2021, the Workshop on Entanglement Assisted Classical Communication Networks (EACN) 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. Hannes Bartz (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
  2. Stefanie Barz (Universität Stuttgart)
  3. Boulat Bash (University of Arizona)
  4. Christoph Becher (Universität des Saarlandes)
  5. Mario Berta (Imperial College London)
  6. Holger Boche (Technische Universität München)
  7. Michael Bullock (University of Arizona)
  8. Andrew Childs (University of Maryland)
  9. Matthias Christandl (University of Copenhagen)
  10. Alberto Comin (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH)
  11. Elena del Valle (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  12. Frank Deppe (Technische Universität München)
  13. Jens Eisert (Freie Universität Berlin)
  14. Salek Farzin (Technische Universität München)
  15. Omar Fawzi (École normale supérieure de Lyon)
  16. Agnes Ferenczi (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
  17. Frank Fitzek (Technische Universität Dresden)
  18. Shayan Srinivasa Garani  (Indian Institute of Science)
  19. Alexey Gorshkov (University of Maryland)
  20. Markus Grassl (University of Gdansk)
  21. Helmut Grießer (ADVA Optical Networking)
  22. Saikat Guha (University of Arizona)
  23. Alexander Holevo (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow) 
  24. Alexander Holleitner (Technische Universität München)
  25. Thomas Hühn (Evernet eG)
  26. Travis Humble (Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  27. Dorina Ismaili (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  28. Elham Kashefi (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
  29. Daniel Khafif (University of Applied Sciences, München)
  30. Zahra Khanian (Technische Universität München)
  31. Rob Knegjens (TNO / QuTech)
  32. Robert König (Technische Universität München)
  33. Hedwig Koerfgen (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
  34. Marios Kountouris (Eurecom)
  35. Wojciech Kozlowski (QuTech, Delft University of Technology)
  36. Gerhard Kramer (Technische Universität München)
  37. Felix Leditzky (University of Waterloo & Perimeter Institute)
  38. Matthias Lienert (Research Institute CODE)
  39. Peter van Loock (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)
  40. Vadim Makarov (Quantum hacking lab, RQC, MISIS)
  41. Dieter Meschede (Universität Bonn)
  42. Rodney Van Meter (Keio University, Japan)
  43. Milan Mosonyi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  44. Kai Müller (Technische Universität München)
  45. Davide Orsucci (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
  46. Anna Pappa (Technical University Berlin)
  47. Andreas Reiserer (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
  48. Stefano Rini (National Chiao Tung University)
  49. Matteo Rosati (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  50. Filip Rozpedek (University of Chicago)
  51. Krishnakumar Sabapathy (Xanadu)
  52. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)
  53. Johanna Sepúlveda (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH)
  54. Graeme Smith (University of Colorado Boulder)
  55. Sabine Tornow (Munich University of Applied Sciences)
  56. Henning Weier (qutools GmbH, München)
  57. Harald Weinfurter (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München)
  58. Mark Wilde (Louisiana State University)
  59. Andreas Winter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  60. Felix Wissel (Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, Fixed Mobile Engineering Deutschland, Darmstadt)

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

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

The workshop will be held online, using the platform "meetanyway" of the MCQST. Participants that are able to be physically present during the workshop can use the seminar room N2408 (Chair LNT, Theresienstrasse 90 (Building N4, 2nd floor), 80333 Munich).

Related Special Issues

Related Events
This workshop is a satellite event to the QIP 2021

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 and thank the MCQST for supporting us.