IBM Research – Zurich is the European branch of the IBM Research Division with headquarters at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, U.S.A., and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IBM Corporation. IBM Research – Zurich is world-renown for its outstanding scientific achievements, most notable Nobel prizes in Physics in 1986 and 1987 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope and the discovery of high- temperature superconductivity, respectively. Currently, a broad spectrum of research activities is pursued, covering machine learning, artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. The latter includes exploratory efforts on novel materials, photonics, and quantum information, both experimentally and theoretically with special emphasis on the investigation of the fundamental physics of confined optical systems and hybrid nanostructures for use in analogue quantum simulators.
Persons in charge of the project
Rainer F. Mahrt (Principal Investigator, Coordinator of the PoLLoC project)