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2016

July 1, 2016

First NQIT Annual Report

We are pleased to present the first NQIT Annual Report for 2016, which covers our activities and outputs since the start of the Hub at the beginning of 2015 to the beginning of 2016.


June 16, 2016

NQIT at the Cheltenham Science Festival

NQIT had a stand in the Discover Zone at the Cheltenham Science Festival last week, explaining to school groups and members of the public what quantum computers are and how we’re going about building our prototype.


May 10, 2016

Young scientists pitch quantum technology business ideas

Seven young quantum physicists from all over the globe presented their quantum technology business ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors at an event hosted by Nature, together with its partners Entrepreneur First and Innovate UK, on Friday 6 May.   We were very proud to have two teams from NQIT shortlisted in this "Dragon's Den" style event.


April 27, 2016

PhD Opportunities in Southampton and Sussex

Several PhD positions are currently available in NQIT research labs in the Universities of Southampton and Sussex.


April 22, 2016

European Commission Announces Funding for Third Flagship on Quantum Technologies

On April 19th, the European Commission presented its European Cloud Initiative for a digital single market, with cloud-based services and world-class data infrastructure, including €1 billion for a large-scale EU-wide quantum technologies flagship. The European Commission presented a set of measures to support and link up national initiatives for the digitisation of industry and related services across all sectors and to boost investment through strategic partnerships and networks.


April 19, 2016

NQIT Researcher, Jelmer Renema, wins prestigious NWO Rubicon grant

Physicist Jelmer Renema has received an NWO Rubicon grant to conduct a 2-year postdoctoral research on a proof of concept for a quantum computer at the University of Oxford.


March 24, 2016

New studentships available at University of Sussex

Three new studentships in quantum technologies are available at the University of Sussex, in the Ion Quantum Technology Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.


March 21, 2016

NQIT Graduate Student wins top science photography prize for image of gold chip ion-trap

We're very excited to announce that one of our gradaute students, Diana Prado Lopes Aude Craik, who is studying in Professor David Lucas' lab, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organised by our funding body, the EPSRC (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). ‘Microwave ion-trap chip for quantum computation’, by Diana Prado Lopes Aude Craik and Norbert Linke, from the University of Oxford, shows the chip’s gold wire-bonds connected to electrodes which transmit electric fields to trap single atomic ions a mere 100 microns above the device’s surface.


March 1, 2016

Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, visits NQIT Hub

The Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, visited Oxford, where he saw first-hand the world-leading research being carried out at the University. Mr Johnson was shown laboratory and workshop facilities, and met doctoral students, in the University's Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Hub and Mobile Robotics Group. The NQIT Directors spoke with Mr Johnson about the UK National Quantum Technology Programme and why quantum technology is such an exciting area for research and technology development. He then was given a tour of our NQIT lab in the Physics Department where Vera Schafer, a doctoral student, and Dr Ben Metcalf, a post-doctoral researcher, explained how their research into ion traps and photonics provide the core hardware for NQIT's Q20:20 quantum computer.


March 1, 2016

Minister announces £204 million investment in doctoral training and Quantum Technologies science

Forty universities share £167 million for doctoral training, £37 million for Quantum Technologies graduate skills, equipment and facilities