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EPSRC Reference: EP/L015242/1
Title: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies
Principal Investigator: Browne, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Warburton, Professor PA Buitelaar, Dr MR Bose, Professor S
Morton, Professor JJL
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
D Wave Systems Inc Defence Science & Tech Lab DSTL Hitachi
Lockheed Martin National Physical Laboratory Nokia Research Centre (UK)
Department: London Centre for Nanotechnology
Organisation: UCL
Scheme: Centre for Doctoral Training
Starts: 01 April 2014 Ends: 30 September 2022 Value (£): 5,004,658
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Artificial Intelligence Condensed Matter Physics
Fundamentals of Computing Optical Devices & Subsystems
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits Quantum Optics & Information
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies Electronics
Communications
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Oct 2013 EPSRC CDT 2013 Interviews Panel P Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Quantum technologies promise a transformation of measurement, communication and computation by using ideas originating from quantum physics. The UK was the birthplace of many of the seminal ideas and techniques; the technologies are now ready to translate from the laboratory into industrial applications. Since international companies are already moving in this area, there is a critical need across the UK for highly-skilled researchers who will be the future leaders in quantum technology.

Our proposal is driven by the need to train this new generation of leaders. They will need to be equipped to function in a complex research and engineering landscape where quantum physics meets cryptography, complexity and information theory, devices, materials, software and hardware engineering.

We propose to train a cohort of leaders to meet these challenges within the highly interdisciplinary research environment provided by UCL, its commercial and governmental laboratory partners. In their first year the students will obtain a background in devices, information and computational sciences through three concentrated modules organized around current research issues. They will complete a team project and a longer individual research project, preparing them for their choice of main research doctoral topic at the end of the year. Cross-cohort training in communication skills, technology transfer, enterprise, teamwork and career planning will continue throughout the four years. Peer to peer learning will be continually facilitated not only by organized cross-cohort activities, but also by the day to day social interaction among the members of the cohort thanks to their co-location at UCL.
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