The "Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology" is a joint initiative of the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It unites quantum physicists of Vienna's research institutions in one collaborative center. The VCQ will set new impulses for research and teaching in quantum science on the basis of the 2nd quantum revolution through its unique spectrum of research topics - from fundamental quantum physics to novel quantum technologies.
The VCQ combines expertise in an exceptional mix of research areas from fundamental quantum physics to new quantum technologies, i.e. technologies that rely on the application of genuine quantum effects or that enable such applications. Currently covered research areas include Matter-wave interferometry, Quantum Micromechanics, Microscale quantum optics, Cold atoms & atom chips, Many-body quantum theory, Quantum information & Foundations of physics.