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Reducing the hydrogen content in liquid helium

The capillary blocking issue that started to occur at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel in 2017 using helium evaporation cryostats was solved by reducing the amount of hydrogen in liquid helium.

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Operational Concept effective from 18.01.21

Effective on 18.01.2021, the Departement of Physics has a new operating concept to prevent spreading of the Covid-19 virus.
Qubit Device

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New Type of Qubit with Tunable Speed and Frequency

Physicists from the University of Basel and the TU Eindhoven have demonstrated a new type of qubit – the basic building block of a quantum computer – where the speed and frequency of operation can be widely tuned with a gate voltage. They…
QLSI news

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Silicon Spin Qubits for Large-Scale Quantum Computing EU Quantum Flagship Program

Another great success for Basel Quantum Physics: Dominik Zumbühl and Daniel Loss have won a new Quantum Flagship project together with a consortium of 10 partners from 8 European countries. The project “QLSI” - Quantum Large Scale…

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Christoph Klöffel was awarded the venia docendi for theoretical physics.

Christoph Klöffel successfully finished his habilitation and was awarded the venia docendi for theoretical physics. He now holds the title “Privatdozent” and received the authorization to teach at the Department of Physics in Basel.…

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Thomas Rauscher publishes a new book "Essentials of Nucleosynthesis and Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics"

In July, Lecturer Dr. Thomas Rauscher published the text book, "Essentials of Nucleosynthesis and Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics".

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Loss-DiVincenzo Proposal listed as Milestone Paper

More than 20 years ago, Daniel Loss and David DiVincenzo proposed an electrically controllable quantum computer based on quantum dots. Their paper is listed among Physical Review A's 50th Anniversary Milestones.

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Friedrich-Karl Thielemann receives renowned astronomy award

Friedrich-Karl Thielemann, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the University of Basel, receives the Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2020. With this award, the German Astronomical Society honors his research at the interface between…
Departement of Physics

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Operational Concept effective on 14.09.2020

We outline below a new operating concept effective on 14.09.2020 in time for the start of HS2020 (

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