IBM’s Zürich Research Laboratory (IBMZ), is the European branch of the IBM Research Division with headquarters at the T.J. Watson Research Centre in Yorktown Heights, NY, USA. IBMZ traditionally has a long experience and strong links to academia in Europe and is currently participating in more than 50 Horizon2020 projects with more than 500 partners from the academic and the industrial sector.
Throughout the history of the Zürich Laboratory, scientists have made major contributions to the advancement of solid-state physics, stimulated by problems relevant to technology. Most notably, the invention of scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes and the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity were awarded Nobel prices and the Kavli award. IBMZ also hosts seven ERC Grant projects.