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2015

24 November 2015

'Quantum - from Schroedinger’s Science to New Technology' Public Lecture by Prof Sir Peter Knight FRS - Now Available Online

You can now watch the public lecture from September 28 2015 by Prof Sir Peter Knight FRS online here. His talk is entitled "Quantum - from Schroedinger's Science to New Technology" and was part of the 3-day Quantum UK 2015 conference held in Oxford that week.


16 November 2015

UK’s Quantum Hubs show future technology

A packed audience at the Royal Society in London was given sight of the new technologies being developed at the UK’s four Quantum Technologies Hubs last week at the first Quantum Technology Showcase. Three hundred delegates from industry, business and government heard how the £270 million UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP) was drawing the country’s research base together with industry, research funding bodies and other government agencies to accelerate the transition of new technologies from the laboratory to industry. Research teams from the universities and companies involved in the Hubs demonstrated how the unique properties of the quantum realm are being used to advance technologies in measurement, security, computing, imaging and sensing.


13 November 2015

UK's Quantum Hubs show future technology

New technologies in development at the UK's Quantum Technologies Hubs introduced to delegates at the Quantum Technology Showcase


04 November 2015

NQIT award helps Oxford University top research income league table

The Times Higher Education Supplement reports that the University of Oxford is now ranked top for research income in the UK. The figures are based on the year 2014/15.


28 September 2015

EPSRC's Fellows to lead UK's Quantum Tech quest

UK's ability to lead the world in quantum science and technologies boosted today by £12 million investment in key researchers.


29 July 2015

Freezing single atoms to absolute zero with microwaves brings quantum technology closer

Physicists at the University of Sussex have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum physics closer to helping solve enormous scientific problems that the most powerful of today’s supercomputers cannot even begin to embark upon. A team led by Professor Winfried Hensinger has frozen single charged atoms to within a millionth of a degree of absolute zero (minus 273.15°C) with the help of microwave radiation.


18 June 2015

University of Oxford to Develop Quantum Wireless Systems with Nokia and Bay Photonics

Engineers and scientists from University of Oxford have embarked on an exciting project to develop a prototype for the next generation of quantum wireless communication systems. This project is led by Nokia (R&D) and is in collaboration with UK based optics manufacturer Bay Photonics. The project is funded by Innovate UK.   Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a cryptographic scheme which provides an unprecedented level of data security. This can be used to prevent data breaches such as ATM 'Skimming' attacks. Our project seeks to develop practical application of QKD in securing short-range wireless communication between a terminal such as an ATM and a handheld device. Our consortium is currently carrying out a 12-month feasibility study on quantum wireless systems with optical steering capability.  For more information, please email Prof Dominic O'Brien or Dr Iris Choi. 


28 January 2015

NQIT Hub Launch

Academics and industry partners of the NQIT Hub gathered with representatives from the EPSRC and local government to celebrate the launch of the ambitious project which will look to combine state of the art systems for controlling particles of light (photons) together with devices that control matter at the atomic level to develop technologies for the future of communications and computing.

2014

26 November 2014

Oxford to lead UK quantum computer drive

A consortium of academic and industrial partners led by Oxford University will deliver quantum technologies including building a fully-functional prototype quantum computer. The Oxford-led Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) will look to combine state of the art systems for controlling particles of light (photons) together with devices that control matter at the atomic level to develop technologies for the future of communications and computing. NQIT is one of four Quantum Technology Hubs that will be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) from the £270 million investment in the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne in his Autumn Statement of 2013. NQIT will receive a total of almost £38m of government funding.


26 November 2014

Quantum Leap as Clark unveils UK's network of Quantum Technology Hubs

A new £120 million national network of Quantum Technology Hubs has been announced involving 17 universities and 132 companies.