About the QMATH Centre
The VILLUM FONDEN has granted DKK 30 million to the “VILLUM Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH)”. In 2021, the centre has be extended for another five-year-period.
The centre is hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen and is led by the professors Jan Philip Solovej, Matthias Christandl and Bergfinnur Durhuus. Approximately 15 PhD students and Postdocs are associated with the centre.
Several new research projects have emerged from the fertile research environment created by the QMATH Centre. With the interdisciplinary Quantum for Life Centre, the Quantum for Bio project, Quantum Hub as well as three ERC grants, two VILLUM Young Investigator grants and two Marie Curie grants, the number of heads is continuously increasing and the research area is expanding.
The goal is to contribute to our mathematical understanding of quantum physics with special emphasis on the interplay between quantum matter and quantum information.
The centre's research area lies in the intersection of mathematics, physics and computer science. It is motivated by the emerging recognition of the surprising informational aspects of quantum physics with its potential use in quantum communication and long term prospect of building a quantum computer.