23 May 2018
A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to carry information requires a radically new piece of hardware - a quantum memory. This atomic-scale device needs to store quantum information and convert it into light to transmit across the network.
01 March 2018
NQIT Researchers at Oxford University have set a new speed record for the 'logic gates' that form the building blocks of quantum computing - a technology that could transform the way we process information.
12 February 2018
An image of a single positively-charged strontium atom, held near motionless by electric fields, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 'Single Atom in an Ion Trap', by David Nadlinger, a student in Professor David Lucas's Trapped Ion Lab, based in the Physics Department at the University of Oxford, shows the atom held by the fields emanating from the metal electrodes surrounding it.
08 February 2018
NQIT researchers from the University of Sussex will reveal the secrets of quantum computers to the UK public at the Science Museum in London this week. Launched on Wednesday February 7th, the ‘Could quantum computers change the world?’ will illuminate a topic that has baffled scientists for decades. Curated by Sussex physicists in partnership with the Science Museum, it will be displayed in the Tomorrow’s World gallery space and will run for four months.
30 January 2018
We are pleased to announce a new piece of work looking at quantum optimisation and machine learning, led by Dr Michael Gutmann.
16 January 2018
To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely.
08 January 2018
15 December 2017
NQIT Researchers from across the UK have partnered with UK quantum technologies companies to win four new awards from Innovate UK and EPSRC in the latest round of funding for the Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies.
14 December 2017
Oxford, as part of a select group of global leaders, will be an initial member of the newly formed IBM Q Network, a collaboration of leading Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs working directly with IBM to explore potential practical applications using IBM’s quantum computing systems.
27 November 2017
NQIT had a major presence at last week's National Quantum Technologies Showcase at the QEII Centre in London, with 12 of the 60 exhibits in the Exhibition Hall. This one-day event highlighted the latest technology developments from the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, with exhibits from academia and industry and collaborations between the two.