In cooperation with the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, Falling Walls was hosting this unique format to connect researchers in the physical sciences from all over the world. The symposium gathered the 2021 Winners in the Physical Sciences category as well as partners from academia and business to discuss the most pressing issues and recent breakthroughs in this field, from quantum science, physics, and chemistry, to earth science.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A POLAR OPPOSITE FOR UNDERSTANDING EARTH’S CLIMATE
Johann Philipp Klages

UNDERSTANDING COVID-19 TRANSMISSION THROUGH AEROSOLS
Yafang Cheng

INTEGRATED ION-TRAP QUANTUM PROCESSORS
Christian Ospelkaus

PROGRESS IN QUANTUM COMPUTING
Chao-Yang Lu

ANALOG QUANTUM SIMULATION: FROM PHYSICS TO CHEMISTRY
Juan Ignacio Cirac

PANEL DISCUSSION: BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE – CURIOSITY VS. SOCIETAL IMPACT
Yafang Cheng, Skyler Degenkolb, Elham Fadaly, Johann Philipp Klages, Donna Strickland

PLENARY TABLE: BIG SCIENCE FOR THE FUTURE – REKINDLING TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIPS
Falling Walls Foundation, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) , Eric Isaacs, Ottoline Leyser, Charlotte Warakaulle, Sibylle Günter, Darion Akins, Georg Schütte

PROVING THAT THE STERN-GERLACH SPLITTING IS A COHERENT QUANTUM PROCESS
Ron Folman

NOVEL OPERANDO METHODS FOR FOLLOWING BATTERY FUNCTION AND FAILURE
Clare Grey

BREAKING WALLS TO THE UNKNOWN: THE 18TH PARTICLE?
Martin Fertl

THE BREAKTHROUGH 2021: LIGHT EMISSION FROM HEXAGONAL SILICON GERMANIUM
Erik Bakkers