The “Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft” (German Physical Society) has launched a special campaign for its 175th anniversary year. It presents 175 selected physicists who today or at their time have or have had an inspiring effect on other people or even the whole society through their field of activity, their commitment or their thoughts. Q.ANT CEO Michael Förtsch was included in this special circle.
Michael Förtsch, DPG member since 2008, earned his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen. After working at TRUMPF GmbH, he founded Q.ANT, as start-up of the TRUMPF Group, in 2018 and has been leading it as CEO since then. More about his career, as well as his passions outside of physics, can be found at DPG Physic.
Physics is in everything and everywhere, in the history of the universe, in modern communication technology and medical technology, but also in laser technology and quantum technology. With Q.ANT, Michael Förtsch is setting new standards in the development of quantum computing and quantum sensor technology. With concrete industrial applications, Q.ANT and Michael Förtsch inspire product developers and new business developers in a wide range of industries.
175 years of “Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft” – the DPG looked back on this long and proud history in 2020. What began in 1845 with six young scientists from Gustav Magnus’ colloquium as the “Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin” became the “Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft”, which now has around 60,000 members. In its anniversary year 2020, the DPG has set itself the goal of bringing the fascination for physics closer to the public and the physics community, but also to discuss the opportunities and risks of research and application. This can also be shown in the mirror of 175 years of DPG, which is not only part of the fascinating history of physics, but always also of social and political developments.