Planqc - building quantum computers atom by atom

16:00 - 18:00, July 13, 2022
IN PERSON at Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Boltzmannstraße 1, 85748 Garching b. München
& ONLINE, (send an email to for link)

planqc will develop a highly scalable quantum computer operating at room temperature that is based on atoms trapped in optical lattices. planqc was founded by a team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and is the first startup to emerge from the Munich Quantum Valley, one of the leading quantum technology hubs in Europe. In this presentation, we will introduce planqc, discuss the unique tech stack and present a roadmap to scale to thousands of qubits, a prerequisite to achieve a quantum advantage.

Dr. Alexander Glätzle

CEO and Co-Founder

Alexander Glätzle obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Innsbruck in Theoretical Quantum Physics. During this PhD in the group of Prof. Peter Zoller he studied ultracold atoms and molecules in the context of quantum simulators. He was awarded the "IQOQI Thesis Prize" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for the best dissertation in the field of quantum physics. After his PhD he was engaged as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore where he studied ultracold Rydberg atoms in the context of quantum annealing and quantum computation. He left academia 2018 and joined a leading European consulting firm where he was part of the Quantum Technologies and Applied Blockchain Team, providing future-proof solutions for the banking and manufacturing industry. In 2022 he joined planqc as CEO and Co-Founder building a quantum computer based on neutral atoms.

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