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EPSRC Reference: EP/T031271/1
Title: Quantum Science and Device Facility (QSDF)
Principal Investigator: Connolly, Dr MR
Other Investigators:
Petrov, Dr PK Cohen, Professor LF Breeze, Dr JD
Mattevi, Dr C Clark, Dr A S Fuchter, Dr MJ
Branford, Dr WR Alford, Professor N Pike, Professor WT
Tarbutt, Professor MR Sapienza, Dr R Vanner, Dr MR
Walmsley, Professor IA Jennings, Professor N
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Australian National University (ANU) London Centre for Nanotechnology Max Planck Institutes (Grouped)
National Physical Laboratory
Department: Physics
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 September 2020 Ends: 31 August 2022 Value (£): 1,668,874
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Cold Atomic Species
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
R&D
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
09 Mar 2020 EPSRC Strategic Equipment Interview Panel March 2020 - Panel 1 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Quantum mechanics is both mysterious and powerful. At a very fundamental level our world works in a bizarre way that defies our common sense. Tapping in to this bizarre world provides a rich avenue to improve our understanding of the foundations of physics and harnessing this behaviour for the development of powerful new quantum technologies. This project will establish a UK-first facility--the Quantum Science and Device Facility (QSDF)--for researchers to tap into key aspects of the quantum world. More specifically, to cool scientific samples to near absolute zero in temperature and study the quantum properties of materials, superconductors, light-matter interactions, and importantly hybrid devices that utilize the advantages that each of these types of systems provide. We will work with national and international collaborators and partners to realise this vision and we will make the facility available to both empower and harness the potential of the wider UK community. Key examples of the science that can emerge from this facility include: laying the foundations for powerful new types of quantum computers comprising superconducting circuits, and making steps towards a "quantum internet" by developing a microwave-to-optical converter that can link distant superconducting quantum computers via optical fibre.
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