Quantum technologies will drive profound social and economic developments in the 21st century. In the global race for the latest breakthroughs, the high density of cooperating research institutions with outstanding expertise promises to give the state of Lower Saxony a unique competitive advantage.

Building on past successes, the Ministry of Science and Culture and the Volkswagen Foundation, together with leading research institutions and companies, launched Quantum Valley Lower Saxony in 2020: an amalgamation of Lower Saxony’s expertise in quantum technologies to promote international visibility and local value creation.


Testing the first prototypes of a quantum computer

Lower Saxony: First quantum computer to be unveiled in 2025, over 1.5 billion euros to be invested in quantum technologies by 2030 The first prototypes of a quantum computer are already being tested in the Hannover-Braunschweig region and are being further developed at a rapid pace. By 2025, the first quantum …

Prof. Dr. Piet O. Schmidt receives ERC Advanced Grant

Multimillion euro funding for the search for “new physics” It is about fundamental questions of modern fundamental physics: Is our description of nature complete? What is dark matter? Do natural constants change with time or place? Theoretical predictions attest optical clocks based on highly charged ions a 20-fold sensitivity to these …