Quantum practices a strict separation of powers. Its internal structure consists of three boards.

Steering Board

The members of the Steering Board provide long-term guidance for the journal, select editors, and hold the ultimate power of decision for all important aspects of the journal. Being honorary members of the non-profit organization backing Quantum, they hold the majority of voting rights. Consists of high-profile senior researchers, serving at least three-year terms.

Executive Board

The members of the Executive Board manage logistics, funding, administrative aspects, publicity, and hold positions in the presidency of the non-profit organization backing Quantum.

  • Lídia del Rio, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (president)
  • Christian Gogolin, ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain (secretary)
  • Marcus Huber, IQOQI – Institute for Quantumoptics und Quantuminformation, Austria (cashier)

Editorial Board

Quantum ran an open call for editors in September 2016, with over 130 applications. The Steering Board selected the following founding editors for Quantum.

Coordinating Editors:


In addition, Quantum has a list of Reserve Editors, who will be activated when an active editor retires or the workload in a subfield becomes too high.

Editorial Office

  • Mariana Munárriz
  • Lukas Schalleck

Further Contributors

  • Paul Erker (legal advice)
  • Chris Ferrie (Quantum Leaps)
  • Nicolai Friis (deputy president, accounting)
  • Manuela Gogolin (design, proofreading)
  • Simon Gogolin (design)
  • Christopher Granade (LaTeX template, code of conduct)
  • Sarah Kaiser (code of conduct)
  • Julia Riederer (design)
  • James Wootton (reddit, /u/quantum_jim)
  • Martin Schwarz (controlling)
  • Lukas Edengruber (controlling)

Whisperer: Matthew F. Pusey