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26 July 2016

New University of Birmingham quantum technology programme could transform Midlands infrastructure projects

Ground-breaking research which could see major infrastructure projects completed more quickly and cost-effectively has received a boost with the establishment of a new post-graduate study programme at the University of Birmingham. The University’s Quantum Technology (QT) Hub, led by Professor Kai Bongs, will be running Masters and PhD courses in Translational Quantum Technology from the
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08 July 2016

Quantum gravimeters leaving the laboratory

The Gravity Sensing team from the University of Birmingham has made successful outdoor measurements with their quantum gravimeter for the first time. The quantum gravimeter, designed and built in the labs at Birmingham, represents a significant step forward in developing robust quantum technologies for use in real-world environments. The technique of gravity mapping is already
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01 July 2016

New Translational Quantum Technology studentship programme announced

The UK National Quantum Hub for Sensors and Metrology is pleased to announce the launch of ten fully-funded studentships in developing and deploying atom-based quantum sensors in their new studentship programme. The UK is well placed to be a leader in the new quantum technology industry and to control a significant share of the future
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01 July 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.


16 June 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.


10 May 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.


27 April 2016

PhD Opportunities in Southampton and Sussex

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


22 April 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.


19 April 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.


24 March 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.