HYBRID: Tailoring Nanoscale Materials for Green IT and Quantum Computing

A lecture in the "Physics & Pizza" series (held in English)

Mo, 12.09.2022 18:15  –   Mo, 12.09.2022 20:15
Prof. Dr. Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak, Technische Hochschule Wildau – University of Applied Sciences
Magnus-Haus Berlin
Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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Topic: Today’s challenges in information technology are, for instance, the search for environmentally sustainable solutions with low power consumption (Green IT) in conventional computing and possible realisations of future quantum computers. Both fields can benefit from tailored nanoscale materials like nanoparticles or magnetic molecules. In this talk, the basic ideas behind as well as a selection of results from both experiment and theory are presented. As a powerful experimental technique to investigate such nanoscale systems, x-ray absorption spectroscopy at synchrotron radiation facilities is introduced. Moreover, current limitations and possible pitfalls are discussed.


Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak studied physics (Diploma) at the TU Braunschweig and received her PhD from the University of Duisburg-Essen. After her habilitation on "X-ray spectroscopy on nanoscale materials for modern applications" in 2014, she was lecturer (Privatdozentin) at the U Duisburg-Essen, later at the FU Berlin, and head of a Helmholtz Young Investigators Group at Jülich Research Center. Since 2021, Carolin is professor for “Instrumental Analytics and Applied Surface Physics” at the TH Wildau – University of Applied Sciences. She has been awarded several prizes for her research and teaching activities, such as the Dale Sayers Prize of the International X-ray Absorption Society (IXAS) and the Gottschalk-Diederich-Baedeker Prize.

Following the lecture, there will be a get-together where participants can exchange ideas with each other over pizza and drinks in the Remise and the garden of the Magnus-Haus.

The event is sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.