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23 May 2018

Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory

A process similar to guitar tuning improves storage time of quantum memory.

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

New speed record for trapped-ion ‘building blocks’ of quantum computers

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

Single Trapped Atom Captures Science Photography Competition's top prize

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

University of Sussex scientists present mysteries of quantum computing at Science Museum

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

New NQIT Work Package on Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning

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

Developing a secure, un-hackable quantum network

A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a team of scientists at UCL,Oxford and Edinburgh, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network.

To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely.

08 January 2018

BBC Click: Quantum at Solstice

BBC Click, the technology news programme, recently covered quantum computing in the episode "Quantum at Solstice", aired on 16 December 2017.


15 December 2017

Further Support from Innovate UK for Collaborations in the Growing UK Quantum Industry

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

University of Oxford Becomes UK Collaborator in IBM’s Quantum Computing Network

IBM announced today the first clients to tap into its IBM Q early-access commercial quantum computing systems, with the University of Oxford as a collaborator in the UK.

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 at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase 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.