16–17 Sept 2024
Europe/Berlin timezone

Application Round 2024 is closed. The results of the selection will be announced to every applicant via email and on our website by the end of May 2024.

Join us at Quantum Talents Symposium Munich – an Innovation Hub where talent meets opportunities.

The symposium is jointly organized by several organizations of the Munich ecosystem: 

  • Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST),
  • International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Science and Technology (IMPRS-QST), 
  • Munich Quantum Valley (MQV),
  • Women in Quantum Optics Postdoctoral Program (WiQO) of the Max Plank Institute of Quantum Optics. 

The event is designed as a platform for showcasing groundbreaking research in quantum science and for scientific exchange among young and talented quantum researchers. 

Our mission is to facilitate knowledge sharing, inspire collaboration, and promote career opportunities in quantum science, with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Who can apply:

We invite applications from outstanding and driven early-career researchers. Eligibility criteria include PhD students and postdocs who are at the forefront of quantum science. Applicants must demonstrate their contribution to the field with at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal (physics, chemistry, mathematics) OR published contributions in top-tier conferences with full papers in the field (computer science, engineering).

Selection Criteria:

Our selection process prioritizes academic excellence and exceptional research potential. Finalists will be selected on three key criteria: scientific excellence, scientific vision, and our commitment to diversity in quantum research. 

About the Symposium:

  • duration: two days
  • ten symposium finalists' presentations
  • lectures from invited speakers
  • interactive activities
  • lab tours in Munich's leading quantum groups at LMU, TUM, and MPQ
  • awards: the top three presentations will be awarded monetary prizes


Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Muenchen