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Thursday, 18 March 2021

New Master in Quantum Science and Technology in Barcelona

Three universities and four research centres located in the Barcelona area, among which is the ICN2, collaborate to bring to university students a new Master Programme, aimed at forming the next generation of experts in quantum science and technology. A close collaboration with high-tech companies will also offer a connection with the industry world.

A new training opportunity is offered to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a research career in quantum science and its practical applications. The University of Barcelona (UB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), the Catalan Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) announce the launch of a new Master in Quantum Science and Technology in Barcelona.

This educational programme is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Physical Engineering or equivalent who are willing to specialize in this expanding field of research. They will study quantum physics, quantum materials, computing, simulation methods, communications, sensing, and other applications of quantum science, all topics aligned with major pillars of the European Quantum Flagship Project.

The Master in Quantum Science and Technology will provide access to over 60 cutting-edge theoretical and experimental research groups across the 3 universities and 4 research centres that are giving impulse to this programme and can count on more than 30 highly qualified professors, who are expert in this field. The curriculum will cover the core concepts of quantum science and technology, as well as practical tools and techniques. Direct connection with industry is guaranteed, through the QuantumCAT Community and the collaboration of high-tech companies, which will participate in the teaching, and will offer internships, seminars and a careers symposium.

Students will be able to develop their end-of-programme research projects (Master’s thesis) at the institutes involved. The ICN2 will offer them the opportunity to work within one of the 7 research groups that carry out research on various relevant topics in this field, including spintronics, quantum transport, phononics and photonics nanostructures, ultrafast dynamics, theory and simulation of topological matter and Dirac systems. The ICN2 will also fund an internship, providing a living allowance for a student undertaking their Master’s Thesis with one of its research group. ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, leader of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group, is a member of the coordinating team and will give a course on Quantum Materials.

Students interested in applying to the programme can join an online information session that will take place on Wednesday March 24th at 11.30 am. Please, register here: http://s.ic.fo/QSTmaster240321