The Quantum Technologies Fellowships are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will support both the individuals and their teams to help realise the country’s potential.
The Fellowships are aimed at Early and Established career stage academics whose research focuses on the direct exploitation of quantum phenomena, such as superposition or entanglement, to address the challenges of translation of quantum science through technology to eventual application.
The fellowships complement the other components of the national programme and EPSRC investments in Quantum Technology Hubs and Centres for Doctoral Training. The fellows will develop potentially transformative research in areas that contribute to the development of novel quantum technologies.
The end goal is to develop a technology that addresses both classical and quantum applications using single atom-like light emitters embedded in wavelength scale optical cavities (or waveguides) configured as either attojoule optical switches or high-fidelity efficient spin-photon entangling gates.
This Fellowship application will provide support for a leading Photonics Engineering Academic, Prof Peter Smith, University of Southampton, to build a research team to address industry and academic led challenges in Quantum Technologies.
This Fellowship will allow me to bridge the gap between the enabling quantum technology and the image processing community in order to improve the scope and overall performance of next generation imaging systems based on quantum technology.
The central Research objective of this proposal is an end to end investigation of the verification and validation of quantum technologies, from full scale quantum computers and simulators to communication networks with devices of varying size and complexity down to realistic "quantum gadgets". This goal represents a key challenge in the transition from theory to practice for quantum computing technologies.
The vision of this project is to develop practical quantum technology for the accurate measurement of electrical currents and to develop high sensitivity detectors for gases such as carbon dioxide, methane (the gas used to heat homes) and carbon dioxide.
Quantum computing promises more raw computing power than we can achieve classically: turning this promise into reality is the overarching goal of my research. I am addressing the key theoretical issue that will enable us to fully exploit quantum computation.
My research studies the power of quantum computing, and aims to discover what quantum computers can do, and what they cannot. Some particular aims of this Fellowship are to develop new quantum algorithms for problems such as testing global properties of massive data sets, and to apply quantum computational ideas to understand the complexity of fundamental problems in quantum physics.
This Fellowship proposal aims to bring together revolutionary quantum-enhanced sensing capabilities and photonic chip scale architectures. This will enable capabilities beyond the limits of classical physics for: absorbance spectroscopy, lab-on-chip interferometry and process tomography (revealing an unknown quantum process with fewer measurements and fewer probe photons).
The aim of this project is find a software solution. To find better approaches to fault tolerance and reduce these monstrous overheads to a more manageable amount.
This fellowship will speed up current state-of-the art quantum photonics by 4 orders of magnitude, to deliver gigahertz clocked photonic "quantum bytes"-8-photon cluster states in the telecommunications regime.
This project brings atomic physics and cryogenic research together to establish the Geonium Chip as a pioneering, practical quantum technology.
This proposal aims to combine three different technologies to create a novel hybrid quantum interface capable of storing, processing and generating highly entangled states of photons for quantum networking and cryptography applications, overcoming the short coherence time associated with the scalable superconducting circuit systems.
My fellowship aims to turn the latest advances in solid-state quantum emitters into compact and user-friendly devices. I will use semiconductor "quantum dots", nanosized regions of semiconductor that emit just one photon at a time. A stream of predictable single photons is one of the most in-demand requirements for other researchers working in the field of quantum simulations and communication.
This fellowship proposes a smart route to large-scale quantum simulations that is intrinsically scalable, and can be implemented with manufacturable technologies. The project aims to simulate quantum physical models at a scale that surpasses the capabilities of conventional computers.